On 12 and 13 June, Lloyds Amphitheatre will be filled with some of the world’s best breweries for the fifth Bristol Craft Beer Festival, it’s been announced.
Local favourites Arbor, Bristol Beer Factory, Good Chemistry, Left Handed Giant, Lost and Grounded, New Bristol Brewery, Wild Beer, Moor and Wiper and True will be joined by some top global brands at the two-day, hop-infused celebration.
The all-important food lineup (we’re flat-out refusing to call it beer munch) has been confirmed too, with Murray Mays rolling up in their converted Dutch military ambulance to serve-up tasty kebabs cooked on a Turkish mangal grill. Two Belly will also make a reappearance with their cheese and beer matching hijinks (and hopefully toasties), while the gyoza gods shine favourably upon us with the inclusion of Eatchu. Last but not least, the Asado team will be working their magic, serving up burgers that make any IPA taste twice as good (not scientifically proven).
There are some big international hitters bringing their best brews this year. Stone and Wood will be braving the jetlag from Australia to join in the fun, along with Sierra Nevada from the United States, Amundsen from Norway, To Øl from Denmark and several more big names, yet to be confirmed.
Tickets are available now for £49.50 from the Bristol Craft Beer website and include entry to the festival for five hours, beer, a free (and rather smart) tasting glass, programme and a chance to meet all the people who actually make the beer.