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.
Press images and video
- A video featuring footage from last year’s festival is available to use on your websites. You can download or embed it from our Vimeo channel here.
- A set of free-to-use high-res photography from last year’s festival is available for free use from Google Drive here. Please credit the photographer where possible.
- Nottingham Craft Beer Week and Festival logos and flyer/ poster artwork is available in Google Drive here.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
The full list of breweries at the festival is:
Black Iris (Nottingham)
Located in on Shipstone Street in Basford, one of Nottingham’s finest craft breweries.
Established in 2016, with an ethos on fresh and one-off beers that are rarely brewed twice.
Brew By Numbers (London)
One of the best and most recognisable faces of the London craft beer scene.
Brew Cavern (Nottingham)
Local bottle-shop pouring imperial stouts and sour beers from the US-based Perennial Ales, Cascade, AleSmith and Prairie.
Pioneers of the UK craft beer scene, expect a few treats you wouldn’t normally find in their bars.
Castle Rock (Nottingham)
Nottingham’s best-known brewery will be bringing some of their rotating craft brews.
German-style unfiltered brewing; crisp, floral and juicy modern beers.
Hawkshead (Lake District)
These established real ale producers, have a section of their brewery dedicated to craft beer.
The city’s north-California inspired pourhouse, is bringing craft beer classics and some rare finds.
Liquid Light (Nottingham)
Upcoming local brewers who won the new brewer award at Manchester’s Indy Man Beer Con.
Little Earth Project (Suffolk)
Specialises in wild, oak-aged, traditional farmhouse and sour beers.
Lost Industry Brewing (Sheffield)
Inspired by a love of the established California and the rising UK beer scene.
Magic Rock (Huddersfield)
One of the most recognisable breweries in the UK craft beer scene.
Magpie Brewery (Nottingham)
Local legends who’ve been creating environmentally-friendly, small-batch beer since 2006.
Navigation Brewery (Nottingham)
Multiple award-winning locals based next door to Meadow Lane.
Neon Raptor (Nottingham)
Sneinton Market residents, currently ranked as the sixth best brewery in England by Untappd.
North Brewing Co (Leeds)
Winners of a slew of awards for their juicy hoppy beers.
Northern Monk (Leeds)
Their traditional monastic brewing techniques have put them at the forefront of the UK scene.
Founded in 2010, and producing of the most experimental beers on the market.
Siren Craft Brew (Wokingham)
RateBeer’s best English brewer of 2015 have over 100 new beers planned for 2019 alone.
Torrside Brewing (Derby)
Up and coming Derbyshire brewers specialising in hop bombs and smoked beers.
Totally Brewed (Nottingham)
Notts-based craft brewers who recently celebrated their fifth birthday.
Turning Point (York)
Focusing on unusual ingredient combinations, such as their chocolate custard stout.
Unity Brewing Co (Southampton)
Founded in 2016 and gaining influence for reworking Belgian-style classics.