Updated: Feb 10
I've asked Bristol's breweries and my favourite pubs what's happening in the world of Bristol beer.
Events are at the top, brewery news at the bottom of the page.
This month I'm now using a blog so that I can add in new events as they are announced. Let me know if you like it!
Six Nations at a brewery near you. February matches are 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 22nd & 23rd.
Into your rugby as well as your beer? Sorted! You can try out these four brewery tap rooms over February and March.
Fierce & Noble and Bristol Beer Factory will be showing every single Six Nations game on the big screen.
New Bristol Brewery will be showing just the England games, Dawkins are showing the Saturday 4.45pm matches and Tapestry will be showing all the Saturday games!
The Good Measure – Cider Tasting with The Ciderologist
A ticketed event including 4 different ciders plus an in-depth discussion with pub local and TV regular Gabe Cook https://www.facebook.com/events/505093986782748/
13th- 16th February
Fierce & Noble - Winter Beer Festival.
"Join us for our second annual Winter Beer Festival! Our tap wall will be stocked with a range of specially crafted seasonal ales; some on cask and some guest beers from our friends as well. We'll also have some of the best street food vendors bringing you warming winter fayre.
This FREE event will run for 4 days, with the taproom open from: Thursday 13th: 6-10pm, Friday: 2-10pm, Saturday: 2-10pm, Sunday 16th : 2-6pm."
Tobacco Factory - Living with Wildlife (with Tapestry)
Tapestry say: "We will be featuring as a guest speaker at the Tobacco Factory on February 13th, where our charity partner - Send A Cow are hosting the Living with Wildlife campaign. Tapestry Co-founder Calum will share some of his memories from his project trip to Ethiopia, alongside our African Mango & Orange Pale Ale pouring on the bar."
The Victoria - Tiny Rebel's 8th birthday celebration
Tap takeover by Tiny Rebel starts today (13th)
The Lyons Den - Tiny Rebel's 8th birthday celebration
"It's Tiny Rebels 8th birthday and to celebrate we’re holding a TTO. Serving up 8 special birthday beers, and some rebel classics on cask. This is building up to be a night not to miss. The last one was super busy, so get down here earlier! Doors open at 5!! Birthday packs featuring all birthdays and exclusive tiny rebel merch available on per order....ask at the bar for more details."
Snuffy Jack's - New Bristol Brewery Tap Takeover
"Bristol's kick-ass husband & wife team at New Bristol Brewery will be taking over the taps at Snuffy's this February! Fresh off the jet from NYC you can expect some super hoppy pales inspired by their recent trip across the pond & we've some treats in the dark beer department too, we know that Noel does them oh so well! 4 cask ales 2 keg beers on the night plus more to follow into the weekend! Beers flowing from 5pm, meet the team from 7pm. An early Valentine's treat if beer's your number one love. Which, it probably is!"
Thursday 13th & Friday 14th
Three Brothers Burgers - Anti Valentine X Tiny Rebel Birthday Tap Takeover
💔Anti Valentines Weekender💔 "Unlike most other restaurants in Bristol, Three Brothers Burgers won’t be welcoming loved up couples on the 14th February. We are teaming up with our friends from @TinyRebelBrewingCo. to celebrate their 8th birthday with a tap takeover from the 13th February. With DJ’s booked for the night of the 14th, don’t feel left out, bring your burger and beer loving friends!"
Moor - Cheesy Valentine’s Day!
"Let’s face it... Valentine's Day is cheesy. Embrace the cheese this year!
Come down to our taproom where we will be putting on a cheese and beer pairing and blasting the cheesiest songs.
Expect power ballads, cheeky cheddars and banging stouts.
Cheese will be from the award winning Bristol Cheesemonger."
Every Tuesday - Sunday
Bristol Hoppers Self-Guided Mystery Tours
Perfect for Bristolians and visitors alike, I offer a variety of mystery self-guided craft beer tours that you can take in different areas of Bristol.
From just £18, each tour includes at least seven locally produced, delicious beers.
Pitch up at the first stop and collect your welcome envelope, containing your map and beer tokens.
Take the tour yourself with partner or friends, put an interesting spin on your after work drinks or buy a gift voucher to treat somebody else!
Click here for tickets and more info.
Little Kitchen, Brislington – Best of Bristol Beer
Good Chemistry say: "We’re one of four Bristol breweries with a beer featured in Little Kitchen’s Best of Bristol Beer event, where local beer expert Steve England will talk you through the beers recommended by the breweries themselves! Our beer is of course our most popular, Kokomo Weekday" https://www.little-kitchen.co.uk/event/best-bristol-beer-2/
Moor - Elmer's birthday bash
Elmer, from The Elmer’s Arms says “We are launching "Elmoor" on 20th at Moor Beer tap room. Belgian Pale brewed to celebrate my big birthday by my great friends at the brewery. DJ’s, live music and slight chaos guaranteed.”
Across Bristol – Good Chemistry Brewing’s third annual Kokomo Crawl!
"Join the GCB crew, or follow on social media from home with a couple of cans, as we celebrate Bristol’s favourite pale ale and the brilliant pubs, bars, cafes, shops and other venues across our city that serve it!" https://www.facebook.com/events/1295915590592930/
The Elmer’s Arms – "Elmoor" launch
Carry on the celebrations for Elmer’s big birthday at his bar. If you didn’t try Elmoor on 20th, now is your chance. See Moor’s brewery news below for more info on the beer.
The Good Measure – Brick Brewery Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer
"South London’s finest join us on Chandos Road with some of their best beers in keg and cask" https://www.facebook.com/events/453354765550154/
LHG Brewpub - Beer & Cheese Uiltje Showcase "We have the pleasure of hosting our friends from Uiltje Brewing Company (Haarlem, NL) for a double collaboration brew day. In order to mark the occasion, we're showcasing their delicious beers with a Beer & Cheese pairing evening. This will consist of a seated tasting evening with 3 beers from Uiltje paired with 3 cheeses from The Bristol Cheesemonger, Rosie. As well as the chance to try some tasty beer and cheese, the guys from Uiltje will be down to talk everything beer-related. Starting from 6pm. Limited tickets available so get them quick. Tickets can be bought over the bar for £15, tickets online will incur the Eventbrite service fee. Cheers! (After the event we will be heading over to Small Bar Bristol for a full Uiltje tap takeover - so please join us afterwards for that too)"
King Street Brew House - Arbor Tap Takeover
"1st TTO event of the year, and it's a goodun! 6 Keg and 5 Cask beers from the lovely folk at Arbor Bring you mates down and try out the eclectic range from one of Bristol's finest - Cheers then!!"
"We hope that you can join our brewery tour on 1st February (see our event listing)
The very popular NZA is back again as a special - now 4.8%. Blend of Kiwi and US hops. Well balanced, fruity palate and great aroma too.
We also see the return of Tremendous Delicious as a January special! 4.2% amber, made with all-British Malt and Hops. Easy drinking brew with exceptional flavour. Brew back by popular demand."
Fierce & Noble
"In #Febrewery we're showing all Six Nations rugby games on our big screen, with food from local vendors.
Check out our Winter Beer Festival event that we're really excited about.
"We’re hiring! Sam, our longest-serving team member and sales guy extraordinaire, is leaving at the end of March, so we’re on the look-out for a new Sales Manager. Details are on our website (http://goodchemistrybrewing.co.uk/2020/01/16/sales-manager-required/) and the closing date is Fri 7th Feb – so get in there quickly!
At the end of Feb we head to BrewLDN, a brand new beer festival at the old Truman Brewery in East London. We’re looking forward to getting our beer out beyond Bristol lots more this year, so this is a good place to start!"
Left Handed Giant
New Releases This Week:
TIME WILL TELL 7.3% - West Coast IPA with Cryo Mosaic, Chinook, Cryo Simcoe, Citra
BECKONING SILENCE 6.5% - Milk Stout with maple syrup
"Loads more dates for brewery tours at Finzel's Reach just added to the website!
We run tours every Saturday at 12:30 and 3:30, each session lasting a couple of hours; this includes a tour of our Finzels brewery, tasters of beers fresh from the tank, plus a guided full tasting flight of our beers to round off the afternoon.
Book here: http://www.lhgbrewpub.com/brewery-tours
Our Brewpub top floor has been reimagined as a gaming lounge, featuring pool tables and dart boards. Opening from 5pm Monday to Friday and midday to midnight Saturday and Sunday, why not come down and sharpen your game?"
"We have three new beers coming your way!
Elmoor is a celebration of the one and only Elmer, who will be turning 60 this month! We brewed a 5.5% pale ale with Belgian yeast and it is tasting stunning.
We will be releasing this beer both in our taproom and at the Elmer’s Arms on the 22nd February.
There will be beer, music and the man himself!
White Pony is a nod to the fantastic album by the Deftones. This 6% White IPA is a marriage of two distinct beer styles; the American IPA with it’s high hop character and the wheat-based Belgian Wit with its refreshing and spicy presence.
Beta is the continuation from Alpha, but with a little bit Moor in it. This 5% pale ale has the addition of Mosaic which Alpha lacked. This addition bring aromas of Mango and passionfruit. This beer is leading up to a brand new core beer we are planning to introduce soon… So keep your eyes peeled!
Introduced for #Tryanuary, but staying as an ongoing weekday deal in the tap room, we have our Session Flight, meaning you can try any 4 session beers for £5!
"February see's us kicking off with showing the Six Nations live on our projector screen the first weekend. We will be showing all matches on a Saturday throughout February and March. During the games, the wood-fired pizza oven will be fired up and we’’ll be serving our very own sourdough pizzas and a pint for £10 deal throughout February. Choose any of the beers pouring and either a margerita or chorizo pizza. The pizzas are cooked on our very own wood-fired oven here at the brewery and cooked by our very own pizzas chef - Ross.
During February we will also be launching new beers to coincide our "Tap into Bristol" event on 8th (see in events section, as well as event on 13th)
For those of you a little further afield, we will also be pouring a range of beers at BREW//LDN over the weekend of 27-29th February."
That's it for now, but I'll be adding more events each week. I hope you enjoyed it.
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