Bristol Beer Week from Saturday 14th - Saturday 21st October 2017Posted on: 11 Oct 2017
Mmmmm, beer. That's generally the consensus for us seasoned Bristolians who have, of late, developed a rather fond and enthusiastic taste for all things ale-related. And there's even more reason to celebrate this marvelous mix of barley, water, hops and yeast when Bristol Beer Week lets us pour a pint and raise a glass from Saturday 14th to Sunday 21st October 2017.
For the fifth year in a row, the festival will celebrate the very pinnacle of those involved in the city's pint-pulling scene with many highlights featuring some of the preeminent beer venues and small breweries in the region.
Of particular note to look out for will be the official launch party at Moor Beer's brewery on the Saturday; a photo exhibition by Nicci Peet who has spent many hours with seven of the city's top breweries to capture the spirit and story of people in the industry; and a Drink While You Think series of lectures at The Eldon House.
Other highlights will include special dinners at Wellbourne and Box-E which will pair up food with their best bedfellow beers; a cross-venue beer jamboree run between the King Street Bermuda Triangle (Royal Navy Volunteer, Small Bar and The Beer Emporium); and a final day closing party at New Bristol Brewery's new taproom and beer school.
With such ample quaffing on the agenda over a seven-day period, there's much to imbibe and enjoy. For a full programme of events, venues and times, head to official website
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