Organisers of the Bristol Craft Beer Festival have today announced new dates for 2020, bringing the first event back to the city, and possibly the entire UK, after lockdown.
Bristol Craft Beer Festival organiser, Greg Wells
The festival will now take place on Friday and Saturday, 11th and 12th September, at the Lloyds Amphitheatre. There are initial details at bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk
While safety is obviously priority number one, the event aims to be a really special celebration of Bristol’s good beer, and independent food scene — the producers and all those food and drink lovers that make Bristol great.
With a number of measures in place to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, the festival brings together some great craft breweries, local food traders, as well as other artisan producers.
Festival founder, Greg Wells, said: “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!
“The last few months have been tough for us all, but as we’re starting to see green shoots of recovery, particularly in the hospitality industry, it’s really important to support those local businesses which need our help, and in some way get Bristol back doing what it does best.
“Bristol is a tremendous beer and food city and we have amazing producers right on our doorstep — the 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival will be in honour of them. While the festival obviously won’t be exactly the same as previous years, we want to safely raise a glass in support of this awesome city.
“The 2020 Bristol Craft Beer Festival will feature a number of enhanced safety procedures, which include increased PPE at service areas, updating queuing and directional signage for visitors, app-based registration to comply with track and trace, rigorous cleaning and sanitising throughout and in between sessions, increased entry and exit points, toilets, as well as admittance by advance tickets only and no cash payments.”
A celebration of brewing culture in Bristol and beyond, the festival will feature a huge variety of the world’s finest beers, from local breweries like Wiper & True and Arbor Ales, alongside national and international big hitters, like Northern Monk, from Leeds, and To Øl, from Denmark. There will be local food, and DJs, too.
Greg said: “Bristol Craft Beer Festival has always been more than just a beer festival, and this year that is especially true. While travel and logistics might sadly restrict a few breweries attending in person, there will still be hundreds of amazing beers from the best breweries both local and international.”
If, for any reason, a second lockdown is implemented and the festival is cancelled until 2021, tickets will automatically roll on to the 2021 or 2022 event.
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