March is one of our favourite times of year here at Vigo Ltd and it’s all because of BEERX! Not only do we get to take part in the UK’s largest independent craft brewing trade show, but we get to chat and share a pint with brewing friends and new enthusiasts.
Here are 5 reasons why you should join us …
- The workshops: There are 13 of them with wide ranging topics, including Funding, Exporting, Brewery Apprenticeships, Culture, Retailing, Health & Safety, and water/hop/malt masterclasses.
- Find new kit! This year’s BEERX layout includes 199 trade stands, covering raw materials, packaging, utility services, and process and dispense equipment. If you’re looking for brewhouses, canning / bottling / kegging equipment come and have a chat with our Andy and Rich on stands 92 & 93. If you’re new to us, we’re experienced (since 2015 we’ve supplied and carried out 32 installations of American Beer Equipment kit including 24 canning lines and 8 brewhouses; and we’ve been supplying bottling equipment since 1984), we know what we’re talking about (Andy, Rich and our MD Simon are the brewers behind the Many Hands Brew Co), and we have a team of fantastic Vigo engineers to back up all the equipment we supply. Adam from ABE, Nebraska, will also be with us on the stand.
- SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards: Each SIBA region hosts its own regional beer competitions to find the very best independently brewed beer. BEERX is the venue where the gold winners of each category are judged for the national finals. We’re sponsoring the Bottle/Can IPA (5.5 to 6.4%) category and finalists include Eight Arch Brewing Co, Roosters Brewing Co, and Signature Brew. We’ll be presenting the award at during the ceremony on 14th March (6 to 8.30pm).
- It’s in Liverpool: Held at the ACC Exhibition Centre at Liverpool’s famous Royal Albert Dock, there are spectacular surroundings, plenty of culture, and great places to eat and drink a few steps away from the venue.
- It’s free if you’re not yet brewing or are a SIBA member! You can pre-register for a complimentary 2 day complimentary BEERX pass, as opposed to £31+VAT for non SIBA members. Tickets are available here.
We look forward to seeing you there,
From the team at Vigo Ltd