After six months, beer festivals are slowly coming back onto the calendar and into the thoughts of the general public, breweries and suppliers – albeit with an understanding that they’ll be running slightly differently while COVID-19 remains in our society.
The four festivals that are run by We Are Beer – Bristol Craft Beer Festival, Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, Beer Central and London Craft Beer Festival – were all due to take place earlier this summer but have been rescheduled to take place before the end of the year.
As things stand, all are going ahead, with the first one to take place being the Bristol Craft Beer Festival from September 11-13.
With an understandable emphasis on the safety of all attendees at the Lloyds Amphitheatre venue, we have used our sponsorship of the festival series this year to purchase 20 free-standing hand sanitiser stands and additional bottles.
The stands, which were designed by DH Design & Print Ltd of Kelso, Scottish Borders, will be located throughout the Lloyds Amphitheatre venue and will also be used at We Are Beer’s other festivals that are taking place in Edinburgh, Birmingham and London over the next couple of months.
You can read more about the festival’s extensive health and safety protocol HERE.
While travel and logistics might sadly restrict a few breweries attending these festivals in person, there will still be hundreds of amazing beers available to drink from the best breweries – both locally to each venue and also internationally.
As for as the Bristol Craft Beer Festival is concerned, the likes of Wiper & True, Wild Beer Co., Burnt Mill Brewery, Good Chemistry Brewing, Gritchie Brewing Company and The Kernel will all be in attendance and pouring throughout the five sessions.
The likes of Verdant Brewing Co. and Lost & Grounded will have a line or two on a special UK Bangers Bar tap list, while popular overseas breweries such as Lervig, To Ol and Basqueland will have likewise on an International Bangers Bar.
Session Details & Tickets
The Bristol Craft Beer Festival sessions are five hours’ long and a ticket costs £49.50 plus a booking fee. This ticket includes all of your beer, access to all areas, a free tasting glass and access to the festival app.
The session times are as follows:
For more information about the Bristol Craft Beer Festival and to purchase tickets, click HERE.