Good cheer on tap for Croydon’s first craft beer festival

 

A selection of fresh beers from more than 20 London breweries, including the borough’s own Cronx, will be on offer beside bottles and cans from around the world at the inaugural Croydon Craft Beer Festival.

The explosion in the number of breweries in the capital has prompted organisers to launch the festival and bring the best beers to Croydon for the first time to celebrate the quality and creativity on offer.

Held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October, in the Croydon Clocktower’s Braithwaite Hall, the festival will feature Croydon’s own The Cronx Brewery, as well as beers from Belleville, By the Horns, London Beer Factory and other London breweries at the forefront of the current hop renaissance.

Mark Russell, Cronx director and brewer, said: “The beer revolution has swept London by storm, and we thought it was about time we brought London’s best beers to Croydon.

“We’ve been brewing at The Cronx since 2012 and it’s been great to be part of this community. This festival will be a fantastic opportunity for local people to try lots of different beers – and we’ll be supplying plenty of our own from The Cronx!”

Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice

“I’m absolutely delighted that we’re hosting Croydon’s first craft beer festival in the wonderful Braithwaite Hall.

“Events like this show off Croydon’s thriving cultural scene, as well as dynamic small businesses like local breweries. They make brilliant beer, and I hope that lots of residents, visitors and workers will come down and join me for a pint at the festival.”

The Croydon Craft Beer Festival will be in Braithwaite Hall from 5pm – 10pm on Friday 16 October, and 12 noon – 10pm on Saturday 17 October.

Tickets, costing only £3, are available from:
Freshfields Market, 86-88 Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RB
The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Addiscombe CR0 6BR
The Wine Cellar, 9-10 Station Parade, Sanderstead CR2 0PH
Brgr&Beer, Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Croydon CR0 1FF

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