We are sad to announce that IMBC will not be taking place at our beloved Victoria Baths this year.
This cancellation, for the most part, has been necessary because it would be almost impossible to manage social distancing within the baths. We would have to enforce a one-way system, which would dramatically reduce the amount of people allowed in the baths at a certain time and it would make accessing each of the rooms really difficult. It would also place an immense burden on our volunteers and partners. This would impact the spirit of the festival greatly and it just wouldn’t be the IMBC experience you know and expect.
We are still determined to deliver a line-up of sweet activity over the IMBC weekend and we are certainly not going to let it go by without raising a glass to our craft beer community that has been hit particularly hard by this pandemic. We are committed to using the IMBC brand to help uplift and support the industry that we are part of. Stay tuned for updates.
The way that the beer community has mobilised and adapted to ever-changing new normal obstacles over the past months has been inspirational. Please continue to support independent breweries, bottle shops, and pubs where you can. Your patronage will be vital to them in the coming months. Stay safe and enjoy good beer responsibly.