OK, I’m going to make this pretty easy; Craft Beer Rising is an awesome beer festival. Don’t get me wrong, I’m equally as happy being at your more traditional beer fests: tasting notes, large bellies and beards. However CBR is something else. Set in the historic Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, CBR is a mecca for any contemporary beer connoisseur. Its big, modern, well organised and competitively priced. The latter being pretty important in my books. Any brewery who are out there doing something interesting have a stand, with beers from around the world. In addition to this is a great food section and a music stage (Don Lets and DJ Yoda this year, word). We went to CBR in the context of a stag do but I will definitively return as a regular punter; such a friendly atmosphere with genuine beer fans. If you are also a general fan of design, the beer world is where its at.