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Craft Beer James Kellow

James Kellow is a London craft beer expert with several years of experience giving tastings and talks on the subject. As well as heading up the popular and well-regarded tours at CRATE Brewery in Hackney Wick he also runs other beer-focused events for the business.

James has recently started his own craft beer events company - the ‘Crafty Bar Stars’ - and has multiple accreditations to his name, including accolades from the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Craft Beer Society. In 2018 James qualified as a beer sommelier with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Beer & Cider Academy.

James has created a unique walking tour for SideStory, expanding the experience to include several fantastic destinations around CRATE Brewery. His walking tour includes many unique tastings and an informative deep dive into the history of London’s East End. A feast for the senses!

"Our tour leader, James, was warm, funny and extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. And of course, the beer was fantastic!"

Daniel J. (TripAdvisor)