New for 2018 and a first for the industry, We Are Beer (that’s us!) are launching ‘Raise the Bar’ – which seeks to find new, up-coming brewers and shine a light on creativity and innovation. In a bid to champion new talent, our expert panel will independently blind taste all submissions. They will then select the top four brewers to attend all three We Are Beer festivals – London, Edinburgh and Bristol – providing them with a platform to showcase their beer to 17,000 people across the UK this year.
The Raise the Bar panel includes: Jenn Merrick, former Beavertown head brewer and founder of a new community based brewery, Earth Station, Ben Freeman, co-founder and brewer at Pressure Drop, Jonny Garrett from Craft Beer Channel, and alongside ourselves.
Potential brewers (under 2 years in commercial production) are asked to enter online at https://raisethebar.wearebeer.com/ before submitting some samples of their beer for panel review. Entry deadline for Raise the Bar is 13th March 2018.
Good luck and keep up the good work.