Bristol Craft Beer Festival has released the first wave of breweries to feature at this year’s event which take place in September from 14th – 16th.


Local ale fans can rejoice knowing that Wiper & True, Left Handed Giant, Wild Beer, Moor, Good Chemistry, Arbour, Harbour, Lost & Grounded, Verdant and Bristol Beer Factory are all confirmed for this year’s festival, which will take place at Bristol’s iconic Lloyds Amphitheatre.


In the last 12 months Bristol has seen a surge in its craft beer scene, so much so that the city now rivals London as the craft beer hub of the UK. With some of the finest breweries and beers coming from Bristol, this is a festival that craft beer fans cannot afford to miss.


Details on exactly which beers this Bristol collective will be bringing will be released in due course. However, going on previous years, festival goers can expect a hugely diverse mix from reds to sours and stouts, IPAs, DIPAs and everything in-between.


Leeds based Northern Monk will be in attendance and this progressive brewery combine the best of ancient monastic brewing values with an innovative approach to ingredients and techniques.
When it comes to innovation and technique Danish brewers Øl and Mikkeller are up there with some of the world’s best and once again they will be taking up residency at Bristol Craft Beer Festival. Mikkeller’s most recent creation, named Wreck Ale, is an entirely unique brew made from cloned 150 year old yeast salvaged from the wreck of the S/S NEVA.
Leaving Europe and heading all the way to California the West Coast giants that are Sierra Nevada and Stone will be making the trans-atlantic trip to appear at Bristol Craft Beer Festival. Having been around since 1996, Stone could very well be classed as an elder statesman of the craft beer scene. Stone has grown to become the 8th largest in the U.S. yet still remains fiercely committed to the fine art of brewing.


The line up of beers will also be joined by all kinds of artisanal drinks, including ciders, whiskey, wine and gin too for the non-beer lovers. Bristol Craft Beer Festival will once again operate our unique ‘all in’ ticket, meaning that festival goers get the opportunity to explore, experience and discover over 250 beers from the 35 specially selected breweries in attendance.


Early Bird tickets are available here

and cost £40+BF which includes entry to the event for five hours, festival pours of any beer from any brewer, a full music line up, access to the people that make the beer themselves, a free beer tasting glass and a programme.


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