A highlight of the year for beer fans, Bristol Craft Beer Festival takes place 5 and 6 June at Lloyds Amphitheatre in central Bristol. Breweries from all over the world are bringing their best brews, and we can’t wait to pair them with some of the city’s favourite street food.
For the first time, vegan favourite Koocha Mezze Bar will be in attendance with its colourful plant-based Persian cooking, and it’ll be joining those Japanese gyoza dumpling maestros of Eatchu. The cheese and beer pairings of Two Belly were a natural choice to join the party down on the harbourside, and we’ll be heading over there to find something suitably ripe to match with the craziest sour beer we can find. In fact, that may be the official festival beer that we gatecrashed the brewing of…
If you’re on the hunt for something meaty, Murray May will be rocking up in their converted Dutch military ambulance (named Nessie, naturally). Inside, the team have managed to squeeze in a mangal grill and will be cooking grilled kebabs over a real fire – meaning you can probably follow your nose to find this one.
Another carnivorous highlight are much-loved Bristol burger slingers from Asado, bringing it home with their oh-so-juicy burgers, fries and coleslaw.
Tickets for Bristol Craft Beer Festival are available now and cost £45 (plus booking fee). Tickets include entry to the event for five hours, tasters of as many of the beers on site as you like, a tasting glass to keep, live music performances, a programme and the chance to chat beer with the producers.