The UK’s biggest independent craft beer trade show is coming to Liverpool

The UK’s biggest independent craft beer trade show is coming to Liverpool next year.

SIBA’s BeerX UK has been held in Sheffield for the last five years, but it will be coming to Exhibition Centre Liverpool in March 2018.

The two day event will take place over March 14 and 15, with seminars, debates and networking opportunities, as well as the Business and Retail Awards.

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A grand finale including the National Brewing Awards will take place on the final night,

SIBA’s operations director Nick Stafford said: “SIBA is very pleased to be taking BeerX to the vibrant city of Liverpool, which, like so many cities across the UK, has seen an explosion in independent craft brewing and thirst amongst drinkers for quality beer.

“It was a tough decision to move the event as Sheffield has been BeerX’s home for five years, but we think the time is right for a change and look forward to hosting our key event at this very professional exhibition centre in Liverpool.”

“In recent years SIBA BeerX has grown in size and numbers spectacularly, reaching attendance from over 2,000 visitors, and the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the iconic docks by the River Mersey has all that is required for SIBA to host every activity under one roof, in one massive space.”

Unfortunately the consumer beer festival element of BeerX known as ‘BeerAlive!’ will not return for 2018, as the organisation seeks to focus their efforts on the trade and brewing elements of the event.