Now we all know Bristol and its reputation for cider but the city and its surroundings are fast becoming one of Britain’s fastest growing areas for indie breweries. Wiper & True, Moor Beer and Arbor Ales are just some of the local firms flying the flag for great Bristol beer.
We were recently invited to a preview and to taste a specially brewed festival beer.
Cycle City, a collaboration between Left Handed Giant, another great Bristol brewery, with Danish brewery Dry & Bitter, was launched at Small Bar. The fruity IPA is super yummy and the artwork on the can is awesome.
Nina bought me a Honest Brew subscription a few years ago and every month I look forward to opening the box and pulling out the 12 surprise beers.
The can design is always a massive part of the experience and there’s some brilliant art work out there just like the Cycle City one.
The We Are Beer guys have a huge passion for beer and despite being a London business have worked hard to make sure the Bristol Craft Beer Festival reflects South West indie beer culture so it isn’t just a bunch of trendy Londoners rocking up for a few days!
There will be 250 beers from 35 breweries at the festival plus some of Bristol’s best street food stalls including Asado, For Mice and Men, The Little Taquero and Eatchu.
We’re particularly excited by Eatchu as we’ve been wanting to try the company’s gyoza dumplings for ages!
The music line-up at the event includes local legends DJ Die, Sip The Juice, Geoff Barrow’s Dad’s on Drugs, Fat Paul, Alfresco Disco and Future Boogie.
We can’t wait. See you at the bar!