If you’re a fan of either craft beer or cider, then the number one diary date for top brews in Bristol returns this weekend (April 14 & 15). Hopyard, which returns for its third year, is back with pint-sized servings, sizzling street food and music from some of the UK’s best DJs.
A line-up of 18 breweries will be heading to Propyard, many of which will reflect Bristol and the South West’s modern independent beer movement. These local brewing icons will bring along their finest lineup of brews for us all to sample too. Expect an array of different craft beers from the likes of ARBOR Ales, Left Handed Giant, Wiper & True, Fierce & Noble, Lost & Grounded, Cider Box, Branch, Kicking Goat Cider, Yonder, Electric Bear and Bristol Cider Company.
It’s not just breweries from the South West in town this weekend, however. You’ll also be able to sample unique brews from all over the country. From further afield, expect drops from Peckham craft beer microbrewery, Brick Brewery, as well as heroes of the UK brewing scene, JUBEL, Cloudwater Brew Co, Beak Brewery, Hackney Church, By The Horns Brewing Co and Little Martha Brewing.
As well as some perfect pints, the two-day event will pair drinks with world class music. Friday’s Hopyard session will provide a takeover from Bristol Hifi which includes Massive Attack legend, Daddy G, along with Queen Bee. Meanwhile, UK-based DJ duo The Nextmen will be taking over the decks with their trademark electric electronic vibe in an all day takeover on Saturday.
Visitors can also look forward to some of Bristol’s best street food from sourdough pizza connoisseurs, Pizzarova. Mouth-watering smash burgers and fries will be available from Smoking Buns as well as authentic Mexican & Central American street food from Little Taquero’s orange truck.
Tickets cost £45 with all your beer included. These are also three sessions choose from: Friday evening (6-11pm), Saturday daytime (12-5pm) and Saturday evening (6-11pm). To get your tickets to Hopyard Craft Beer Festival 2023 head here.