Bristol Beer Festival

Tickets are on sale for one of the coolest events of the year, here’s what you need to know

Bristol Craft Beer Festival is back for the fifth year running! It’s one of my favourite weekends of the year, and it only ever gets better each time.

Bristol Craft Beer Festival returns to the Lloyds Amphitheatre from 12th – 13th June for its fifth year, promising another epic weekend of the world’s best beer, live music, banging independent food and all-round good vibes. 

Bristol harbourside
The festival will take place at the Lloyd’s Amphitheatre on the harbourside.

This is a city proud of it’s brewing history, which dates back hundreds of years. These days, instead of competing with London and Liverpool to supply beer to Ireland, Bristol’s breweries battle it out to be the jewel in the craft beer crown that the UK proudly wears.

Arbor, Good Chemistry, Left Handed Giant, Lost & Grounded, New Bristol, Wild Beer, Moor and Wiper and True and Bristol Beer Factory are the local contingent, and they’ll be joined by dozens more craft beer breweries from around the UK.

Over the years, the Bristol Craft Beer Festival has garnered a reputation as a truly international event, bringing some of the world’s best breweries to the city, and it’ll be no different this year.

Bristol Beer Festival
Photo credit: BCBF

Brasserie De La Senne, ToØL and Amundsen will wave the European flag and breweries from a little further afield include Australia’s Stone & Wood, Canada’s Collective Arts and America’s craft beer founding fathers Sierra Nevada.

There’s no tokens or faff at this festival. Upon entry, you’re given a beer tasting glass created just for this event, and then you’re free to wander around visiting the stalls of the breweries trying samples of whatever takes your fancy. FYI , anyone drunken or antisocial will be removed from the event. Standard really, just don’t be a dick init?

There are still a ton of breweries to be announced, but one thing we can tell you all about is the food on offer. In true Bristol fashion, you’ll be able to get your hands on an array of local, independent food to soak up the beer!

The a mouth-watering line-up features Murray Mays, Two Belly, Asado and Eatchu.

Cooking out of a converted Dutch military ambulance named Nessie; Murray Mays serves up stunning charcoal-grilled kebabs cooked on a Turkish mangal grill.

Murray May's Kebabs
Murray May’s

Asado cook up Colombian-inspired, organic beef burgers on a wood-fired asado grill (obviously).

Eatchu are purveyors of the best gyoza in the land and it’s homemade, whilst Two Belly expertly pair fantastic local cheese with craft beer, so they’ll be in their element.

Almost all the craft beers on offer here will be vegan, and the plant-based food selection includes kebabs from Murray Mays, “lamb” burgers from Asado and gyoza from Eatchu. Basically, you’re in for a treat no matter what lifestyle you lead!

Bristol Beer Festival
Photo credit: BCBF

Session times are as follows:

Opening Night : Friday 12th June 2020, 18:00 – 23:00

Saturday Social: Saturday 13th June 2020, 11:30 – 16:30

Big Night Out: Saturday 13th June 2020, 18:00 – 23:00

Tickets are priced at £49.50 + £4.20 booking fee, with “The Beer Geek Weekender” weekend pass priced at £110 + £8 booking.

Purchase your tickets here

To keep up to date on all the latest information follow @bristolcbf on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Head of Content / Cider Correspondent. Born and bred in East-Bristol, Mitch aka @antimitch is a freelance photographer and chef. You'll find him in charge of Best of Bristol’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Mitch is a food writer who's passionate about independent businesses, so provide him with cider and local snacks for a friendly service.

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