Craft Beer Festival Returns This Summer June 16-18 and we’ve got some juicy discount and a HUGE comp to celebrate! 

The Craft Beer Expo takes place on June 16-18 at Black Lodge Brewery and Sub Rosa in the city’s Baltic Triangle and will showcase the best of World beer with over 100 different beers from over 30 breweries. Tickets are on sale and we are offering you lovely people 20% off tickets using the code ‘INDYLIV22’ – get them HERE!

Paul Seiffert, curator of The Craft Beer Expo and co-founder of the thriving Black Lodge Brewery. “This is the 9th year of the festival and we’re excited to invite some of the World’s best breweries back to Liverpool to showcase their beer.  We try to create an inclusive festival atmosphere, for beer newcomers and aficionados alike.  There will also be gin, cider and cocktail bars for those who like an alternative to beer!”

As well as national and international breweries, there will be several popular local breweries including the likes of Love Lane, Black Lodge and Chapter, amongst others.

Ukrainian brewery ‘Vavar’ based in Kyiv will also exhibit at the festival, having teamed up with local brewers to produce a special collaboration beer for the festival.

Alongside the main attraction at the Craft Beer Expo, is an array of food traders offering burgers, pizzas, and Indian street food.

To accompany the festival, there will be DJs throughout, curated by Liverpool’s Melodic Distraction radio station, and will bring together the perfect DJs to soundtrack the event.

Check out our Instagram where we have just launched a HUGE competition!

Prize: A year of free beer from Black Lodge (worth up to £1,000)!!!

Entry: Follow @craft_beer_expo and @blacklodgebrew on insta and tag a mate that you’d share the beer with! 

Ticket prices:

Thursday 16th June Evening Session (17:00-23:00) – £12.50
Friday 17th June Evening Session (17:00-23:00) – £12.50
Saturday 18th June Afternoon Session (12:00-17:00) – £12.50
Saturday 18th June Evening Session (18:00-23:00) – £12.50

20% off tickets using the code ‘INDYLIV22’ (


Alternative bars on the day 

Sub Rosa – Gin cocktails, wine and slushies
Lager Bar – Dedicated lager bar and beer garden
Cider – Range of ciders from Inncider Trading

Ukrainian Collaboration Brew

Vavar Brewery from Kyiv joined the following local brewers at Carnival Brewery in Liverpool to brew a special beer:

Carnival / Black Lodge /Chapter / Glen Affric / Top Rope / Love Lane / Neptune / Liverpool Brewing Co / Vavar

Food Traders
Bundobust – Vegetarian Indian Street Food
Chip’d – Dutch Style Chips
Dough Bros – Neapolitan Pizza
Fatback – Smash Burgers
Root – Small Plates

DJs Curated by Melodic Distraction Radio