Bristol is a fiercely independent and constantly evolving city that understands the value of ‘local’ but remains open and inclusive to new people, cultures and scenes. It is a perfect base for the new wave of UK beer, a forward thinking industry that thrives on change, innovation and diversity.
The fifth Bristol Beer Week will celebrate the wonderful people at the core of the Bristol beer scene, home to some of the country’s most lauded small breweries and beer establishments. After five years, Bristol Beer Week is proud to remain an independent organisation, run for the benefit of the local beer community.
Bristol Beer Week 2017 event details
The fifth annual Bristol Beer Week will place firm focus on the breweries at the heart of the local beer scene. The highlight of the week’s programme of events is an exhibition of work from freelance photographer Nicci Peet (www.niccipeet.co.uk). Nicci has spent time with seven of Bristol’s best breweries (Wiper & True, Lost & Grounded, Left Handed Giant, Good Chemistry, New Bristol, Moor and Arbor) to capture the environment and the story of the people that make some of the best beer in the country.
The exhibition will take place at Christmas Steps Gallery (www.christmasstepsgallery.co.uk) from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October and will double up as a Bristol Beer Week information hub where you can find out everything you need to know about the events happening around the city. There are also plans to run micro-tasting sessions in the late afternoon, before the events of the day kick off.
The main events of Bristol Beer Week will take place in seven hubs (Small Bar, Royal Navy Volunteer, Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf, BrewDog, The Old Butchers, Nettle & Rye and Hunter & Sons) and a number of satellite venues around Bristol (details from the front page of the BBW website). We are also excited to say that we have our first hub venue based in Bath (Hunter & Sons) as we have planned to expand beyond Bristol for a few years now. Events are updated right up to the last minute, so the best place to find information is at the live calendar on www.bristolbeerweek.com and official BBW ticket provider Tikk (www.tikk.com).
Some of the highlights include a pre-opening party on Friday 13/10 with Wiper & True taking over the taps at The Hillgrove. Moor officially open things up on Saturday 14/10 with a one-day festival including big beer releases and food at the brewery tap. Good Chemistry reprise their ‘Drink While You Think’ series of academic lectures on 17/10 and 18/10 at The Eldon House in Clifton, with the aim of taking a different perspective on the beer industry. There are beer dinners at Wellbourne (18/10, with Wiper and True) and Box-E (19/10 with Lost & Grounded). New Bristol will also be opening the doors to their new taproom and beer school for a closing event on the final Saturday 21/10. The King Street Beermuda Triangle (Small Bar, Royal Navy Volunteer and Beer Emporium) will be running their usual cross-venue beer extravaganza from Friday 20/10 to Sunday 22/10. There is also an exciting coffee and beer collaboration between Good Chemistry, Full Court Press and Little Victories, with an event at Little Victories to showcase the results.
The organisers of Bristol Beer Week are pleased to be working with a number of supporters from the local area and the beer industry. In particular, they would like to thank Bristol Brewery Tours (www.bristolbrewerytours.com), Tikk (www.tikk.com), Hop & Barley (www.hopandbarley.co.uk), Kegstar (www.kegstar.com) and Shy Guys (www.shyguys.co.uk) for their valuable support.
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