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29th July 2014

Hare today – gone tomorrow: Pop-up craft beer bar set for summer

A pop-up version of Beerd – Bristol’s first craft beer bar – has just opened in the heart of Bristol’s Clifton Village.

With this temporary two month project, the team behind Beerd is bringing something very new and fresh to Clifton and serving quality beer and food to delight Bristolians.

Based in the former Havana Café site on Clifton Down Road, Beerd pop-up will be open for eight weeks and a wide range of different styles of Beerd beers will be on offer.

Robin Couling, managing director of Bath Ales, said: “We had to move quickly to get this pop-up ready and we’re excited to do something different.

“Beerd is extremely popular in Bristol and really making a name for itself. This is a great opportunity to showcase the variety of different styles of craft beer which Beerd brewery has to offer and we think it will appeal to the people of Clifton.”

Located in the heart of Clifton Village, Beerd is in great company as the pop-up is part of a wider project organised by THAT group property business, bringing quality beer, bikes, coffee and art together. Nearby units will be occupied by an art gallery, Jika Jika café and a bike shop like you’ve never seen before.

Beerd brews are unmistakably Bristolian but international at heart – mixing up traditional British brewing techniques with global trends, unconventional ingredients, and unusual brewing methods.

Shane O’Beirne, who’s at the heart of the craft beer movement and Beerd head brewer, said: “To create exceptional beers you need passion and a desire to experiment – we live and breathe this approach so that we offer something for discerning drinkers to really enjoy.

“The Beerd pop-up is about being able to offer a wide range of quality beer complemented by simple, delicious food. They’ve been going down a storm so far, so it’s great to have a further chance to let people try them.”

The Beerd beers will be on tap include Convict (Australian Pale Ale), Monterey (Californian Pale Ale), Razor (Indian Pale Ale), Vigilante (American Pale Ale) and Scoundrel (Scotch Ale) and a new bottled Beerd beer – Silvertip (New Zealand Pale Ale).

There will also be a menu with a choice of pizzas made using the finest quality ingredients. The pop-up boasts an outside seating and dining space as well as a refurbished interior, seating up to 50 covers and will be open seven days a week.

Notes to editors:
Beerd pop-up will open on 25th July and run until September. Opening hours will be: Mon – Fri 4.00pm – 11.00pm, Sat – Sun midday – 11.00pm.

Address Beerd Pop Up, 8 Kings Road, Clifton, BS8 4AD


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About Bath Ales:
Based between Bath and Bristol, Bath Ales is an independent brewery established in 1995 which uses traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology. The founders come from a brewing background and combine a range of skills with a shared passion for all styles of beer.

The business currently produces just over 20,000 brewer’s barrels annually and has had its own bottling plant since 2007. Sustained investment plans will see the brewery continue to increase production volumes. Bath Ales also has an on-site brewery shop.

Bath Ales now operate 12 sites across the South West – two inside Colston Hall, The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington, Beerd, The Grapes a little bit further afield in Oxford, and three Graze, Brasserie & Chophouse sites in Bath, Bristol and Cirencester. The latest flagship Graze in Bath also features a fully functional microbrewery.
The Bath Ales range of beers includes Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, Special Pale Ale and Ginger Hare.