Raise a glass to the Bristol Craft Beer Festival

BEER drinkers in Bristol will raise a glass – and a cheer – at the news that the Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2020 edition will take place at the Harbourside – the first such event for the city, and possibly the entire UK, after lock-down.

The festival will take place on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September at the Lloyds Amphitheatre. Safety will be the top priority but the organisers want the event to be a celebration of Bristol’s good beer, and independent food scent.

The line-up will include some off the best craft breweries from the city and the region, with local food traders, a selection of ciders, wines and spirits, and music from local DJs.

Festival founder Greg Wells says: “We’re working with Bristol City Council and the licensing bodies to make sure we’re operating safely and within guidelines as they’re released by the government. The last few months have been tough for us all, but as we’re starting to see green shoots of recovery, particularly in the hospitality industry, it’s really important to support those local businesses which need our help, and in some way get Bristol back doing what it does best.”

Breweries taking part will include Arbor Ales Bristol Beer Factory Burnt Mill Collective Arts (CAN) DEYA Double-Barrelled Gipsy Hill Good Chemistry Brewing Harbour Moor Beer Co New Bristol Brewery Northern Monk Sierra Nevada (USA) Signature Brew Stone & Wood (AUS) To Øl (DEN) Verdant Brewing Wild Beer Co. Wiper and True Yonder Brewing & Blending.

Entry will be by tickets bought in advance, and no cash payments. If a second lockdown is implemented and the festival is cancelled until 2021, tickets will automatically roll on to 2021 or 2022. Keep up to date iva @BristolCBF on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.