Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2019
We popped over to Nottingham yesterday for our monthly raid on the Chinese supermarket and happened upon Nottingham Craft Beer Festival. A quick search, a couple of taps on our phones and within minutes we had e-tickets to grant us entry to Sneinton Market Avenues.
Now in its second year the festival marks the end of Nottingham Craft Beer Week, “one of the biggest celebrations of craft beer across the whole UK.” What more it coincided with Beer Day Britain which is celebrated on June 15th each year. Why that date? Well it was the date the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and Article 35 of the charter mentions ale, showing the importance of the drink in history.
Sneinton Market Avenues, home of Neon Raptor, hosted Black Iris, Boutilliers, Brew by Numbers, Brew Cavern, BrewDog, Castle Rock, Donzoko, Hawkshead, Junkyard, Liquid Light, Little Earth Project, Lost Industry, Magic Rock, Magpie, Navigation, North Brewing, Northern Monk, Ridgeside, Siren, Torrside, Totally Brewed, Turning Point, and Unity.
From the lengthy beer list we tried: Suspended in Idaho (Siren - American Pale Ale), Snake Legs (Siren - Saison/Farmhouse), Cherry Tonka Sour (Hawkshead - Sour), Route 590 (Hawkshead - American IPA), Wavelength (Turning Point - American Pale Ale), Off the Grid (Turning Point - American IPA), Before the Flood (Magpie - American Pale Ale), Catch the Rain (Magpie - New Zealand Pale Ale), and Passing Piranhas (Neon Raptor - Sour/Gose).
Next year we’ll be booking ahead, ditching the car, and getting the train across so we can both enjoy all that is on offer!