Bristol Craft Beer Festival will go ahead in September

Bristol Craft Beer Festival will go ahead in September

Posted on: 29 Jul 2020

The festival will be one of Bristol's first large-scale events post-lockdown.


Organisers behind the Bristol Craft Beer Festival have confirmed that this year's event will be going ahead, confirmed for Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September, following a period of uncertainty in relation to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. 


Bringing together some of the region's top brewers and producers, the Bristol Craft Beer Festival celebrates a wide range of independent breweries and invites the public to taste the very best beer they've got to offer.


Ticket holders will be granted access to an array of flavours and varieties and will be given the opportunity to sample as many as they wish, deepening their knowledge and understanding of quality craft beer.


Tickets for this year's festival, running across four sessions at the Lloyds Amphitheatre, are on sale now and can be found here.

Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2020.

With safety a number one priority, a number of measures will be introduced at this year's festival to minimise risk to attendees, staff and exhibitors. 


As well as increased PPE for bar staff and installation of perspex screens in serving areas, one-way queuing systems will be implemented and attendees will be required to register to a track and trace programme upon entry.


The whole site will be subject to rigorous cleaning and sanitising between sessions, including bar areas, seating and other surfaces.


Not only will the 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival celebrate some of the top breweries and producers in the South West, it will also welcome popular national and international names like Northern Monk (Leeds) and Øl from Denmark.


Local breweries confirmed on this year's lineup so far include Wild Beer Co, Bristol Beer Factory, Moor Beer and Wiper & True.


There will, of course, also be a range of top-notch food on offer, with local outlets like Two Belly, Asado and Eatchu in attendance throughout the weekend.


Entertainment will be provided in the form of a lineup of local live music and DJs, to be announced in the coming weeks.



Speaking on the news that this year's event would be going ahead, Bristol Craft Beer Festival founder, Greg Wells, said: “Bristol Craft Beer Festival has always been more than just a beer festival - and this year that is especially true.


“We’re working with Bristol City Council and the licensing bodies to make sure we’re operating safely and within guidelines as they’re released by the government. We wanted to do our best to host an awesome event this year as we think we all need a little something to look forward to!


“Bristol has a tremendous beer and food scene, and we have amazing producers right on our doorstep - the 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival will be going ahead in honour of them.


"While the festival obviously won’t be exactly the same as in previous years, we want to safely raise a glass in support of this awesome city.”


The 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival is set to be split into an Opening Session (11:30 to 16:30) and Opening Night (18:00 to 23:00) on Friday 11 September, and a Saturday Social (11:30 to 16:30) and Big Night Out (18:00 to 23:00) on Saturday 12.


If, for any reason, circumstances change and the 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival is no longer able to go ahead, tickets will automatically be rolled over to a 2021 or 2022 edition. 


For more information, or to buy your tickets, head to the Bristol Craft Beer Festival website.

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Matt Robson


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