After missing out on last year's tickets, I was lucky enough to attend this year's Beavertown Extravaganza. I have to say it didn't disappoint — it was a great event with some amazing beers showcased.
Beavertown Extravaganza 2018 kicked off over two days at Printworks London in Canada Water. I attended the Friday night after work and was super impressed by the organisation and venue itself.
Believe it or not, around 8000 drinkers walked through the doors over 2 days. The one thing that really struck me how global the event was. There were literally some beers available that you couldn't buy in stores here in the UK. Not to mention that they were from some of the most hyped breweries in the world. I was like a kid in a candy store!
Here are a few snaps from the event - please excuse the quality of some of them - a few beers and bad lighting don't do wonders for photos!
There was some decent acoustic music in the main hall.
There was even an Oompah Band!
As any good beer festival should - there was a food truck village organised by KERB with some killer street food. Perfect for soaking up the booze.
As a keen homebrewer myself, it was great to be able to chat to the brewers themselves. The head brewer at Wylam was an especially cool guy and keen to chat homebrewing!
The only thing I'd like to see done differently next time is that more brewers attend with their beers. Many of the stands (Pizza Port I'm looking at you) merely had a helper serving their beer and had no idea about the brews on tap.
All in all it was great event and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a good night out.