Who are Anglian Craft Brewers?

We are a group of brewers both amateur and professional based throughout East Anglia in the United Kingdom who share the following aims:

  • Further the development of Craft Brewing
  • Inform and educate its members
  • Provide mutual support and friendship
  • Help beginners progress from kits to full mash brewing
  • Organise interesting and useful events
  • Recommend the best suppliers and most useful brewing related books

We meet on the first Saturday of each month alternating between Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Our meeting are usually held in locations easily reached from the main London to Norwich railway line and at pubs with good food and a good selection of Craft and Cask Conditioned Ales. We are also aligned with Cambridge Craft Brewers. Please see our Meetings page for more details.

We communicate via email, Facebook and regional WhatsApp Groups. We have regional chairpersons who also organise monthly mid-week meetings in Chelmsford/Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich. Please go to our contacts page for details about how to get in touch.

We hold two annual festivals which are very well received. The original one is the Shed Brewers Festival held at the Queen Victoria, Colchester on the first Saturday of November. The most recent addition is the Norwich Amateur Brewers Festival held at the Coachmakers Arms, Norwich in June. Please note these are both ticketed.

In June 2019, Anglian Craft Brewers are holding their inaugural ACB Homebrew Competition at the Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe. A link to the competition entry form can be found here.