Photo by Georgianna Scurfield
200+ Beers and 25 of the UK’s top breweries headed for Nottingham Craft Beer Festival
Nottingham Craft Beer Festival returns to the city on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June, bringing 25 of the country’s most exciting new breweries and over 200 beers, including many rare and limited edition brews.
The festival marks the finale of Nottingham Craft Beer Week 2019 and takes place at the redeveloped Sneinton Market Avenues. This is the second year the festival has taken place and 2000+ people are expected to attend over three sessions.
Breweries from as far afield as Southampton (Unity), Huddersfield (Magic Rock), London (Brew By Numbers), Hartlepool (Donzoko), Leeds (Northern Monk), Suffolk (Little Earth Project) and Wokingham (Siren) will be sending down their beers and brewers this year. The Nottingham scene is also well represented with the likes of Black Iris, Neon Raptor, Navigation, Magpie, Totally Brewed, Liquid Light and Castle Rock.
“After the success of last year, we’re proud to bring this event back to the Creative Quarter,” said co-organiser Adam Bloomfield. “We learned a lot of lessons from last year’s event and the line-up of breweries we have this year offers some of the most interesting and hard-to-find beers in the UK right now.”
The festival is also the lead event for this year’s Beer Day Britain celebrations, which take place across the UK on Saturday 15 June. Award-winning Brighton-based sommelier Jane Peyton founded the day in 2015 and will be joining us to lead her annual ‘Cheers To Beer’ on stage at 7pm on Saturday 15 June.
“Why would I be in Notting Hill when I can be in Nottingham for Craft Beer Week?” said Jane Peyton. “Nottingham is a renowned beer city that flies a flag for great pubs and social life. I know its citizens will be raising the roof as well as their glass during the national Cheers To Beer and showing the rest of the country how it’s done.”
As well as great beer, the festival will also feature:
A range of food vendors curated by Nottingham Street Food Club
Live music and DJs from local promoters Wigflex (Friday) and I’m Not From London (Saturday)
A charity head-shave from Castle Rock staff members
Beermat doodles; artists creating free bespoke artwork on beermats
Wine, cider and cocktail stalls.
The festival is split into three sessions:
- Friday night (5.30-10.30pm)
- Saturday day (12-5pm)
- Saturday night (6-10.30pm).
Tickets are available from Gigantic tickets for £10 per session, or £15 for an all-day Saturday pass. The event is cashless and token-less and attendees will pay for beer and food at each stall using contactless and chip and pin. Entry includes a souvenir glass and programme.