Breweries and Bars

Here is the list of breweries, bars and beers for Nottingham Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy! 

Check out the constantly updating beer list here.

Tickets start at £15 plus booking fee and include £5 of beer tokens and a souvenir festival glass. 

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Founded in 2014 by Logan Plant (son of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert), this London brewery have been at the forefront of the UK craft scene. Their core range of Neck Oil, Lupuloid and Gamma Ray will all be on tap and you can expect a few specials too.

Black Iris & Guests

Probably the most prominent brewery in Nottingham’s Craft Beer revolution. They now supply beers to hundreds of bars and pubs worldwide and will be bringing along Ridgeside (Leeds), Atom (Hull) and Torrside (Derbyshire) with them to this event.


Since 2007 BrewDog has been on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. From the Headliner series, which includes bold, uncompromising pack leaders like the flagship Punk IPA, to the Amplified range (beer, but turned up to 11), BrewDog creates beer that blows people’s minds and has kick-started a revolution.

CAMRA Nottingham

Yes, you read it right. We’re more about inclusivity and good beer than spending hours debating the merits of keg and cask. Nottingham’s Campaign for Real Ale will be bringing a bar as a precursor to their main event in October at Nottingham Arena.

Castle Rock

The granddaddies of the Nottingham brewing scene will be along in force at the event, showcasing their classic range and more. Originally formed in 1977, in the last forty years they’ve won more awards for their beer than we can count.

Cave Direct

A leading supplier of craft and speciality beers to the UK Drinks Trade and a festival sponsor. We're awaiting details of exactly what they are bringing beer-wise, but as they deal with everyone from Magic Rock to Tiny Rebel, you know it will be good.

Five Points Brewing

Making the journey up from Hackney, their range of award-winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for flavour and aroma. All inspired by the founders’ passion for the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement.

Font Craft Works

New kids on the block, based down at Meadow Lane near the footy grounds. They offer a tasty range of APA, EPA, GPA (grapefruit-infused), Ginger Beer, and their very own lager (LGR). Look out for the bright colours and smiley faces on their packaging.


In our opinion, it’s the most wonderful lager out there. They started in 1995, but in the early noughties they upped sticks from London to the Staffordshire countryside in search of natural ingredients and to brew some of the best hangover-free beers available


One of Nottingham’s most loved bars are making the short trip down the road to bring us some of the very best American, British and European craft keg brews. Junkyard is a local institution and, among others, they’ll be serving up Magic Rock and Northern Monk.

Lenton Lane

They’ve been brewing up storms such as Citra Smash and Calibration since they started out in Derby’s Flowerpot Pub in 2014. In 2016 they migrated to Notts and have won all kinds of awards, so it’s about time we gave them some love in their adopted city.

Liquid Light

Relatively new to the Nottingham brewing scene, but Liquid Light’s Less Dangerous, Pink Moon and Into The Void beers have been smashing it at venues like Head of Steam, The King Billy and the Kean’s Head. Pink Moon is actually pink too.

Mad Squirrel

They’ve built a reputation in London and the home counties for their core range such as Flying Squirrel and Roadkill. This festival will see them pouring in Nottingham for the first time, so expect them to bring something special to mark the occasion!

Magpie Brewery

Magpie are synonymous with the city and their range features modern day classics like Jay IPA, Chainless and Roam. They’ve brewed well over fifty different beers and their craft offerings are branded as their Wanderlust range.

Neon Raptor

The award for closest brewery to the festival site award goes to… yes, they’re actually based on site! Neon Raptor are making truly great beer and were recently the fifth most popular UK brewery on Untappd. Come visit their brewery and tap room and taste from the source.

Pentrich Brewing Co

Based in Derbyshire, they started out in 2015 and have seen their beers distributed across the midlands and Yorkshire ever since. Look out for Soma (Citrus IPA) and Shadowplay (Oatmeal Stout) from their core range as well as a few surprises too.

Shiny Brewing

They’ve been brewing award-winning beers in Derby since 2012. The likes of Affinity, New World and Disco Balls.At this years craft beer festival they'll be bringing some new kids on the block in both cask and keg:

  1. Lager 4.5% - A premium award winning Pilsner
  2. Fallout - 4.2% Pale - Our newest member to the roster. A session pale loaded with 6 different hops designed to be drunk easily over and over.
  3. Curious Voyage - 6% IPA - This is a re-brew of our collaboration with Odyssey brewery. A juicy sweet collision of Mosaic and Citra with a touch of Vienna malt for body. An awesome IPA is we do say so ourselves!
  4. Rainbow Tea - 6.2% IPA - This is a great IPA made with Citra and Simcoe, dry hopped with Centennial and then infused with a very large amount of Rainbow Tea. This is a very aromatic and thirst quenching IPA from one of our great brewers Chris.
  5. Any Other Name - 4.8% Pale - A beer born from a collab between Shiny & Arbor Brewery. Cascade, Mosaic, Columbus and Ekuanot are the big boys here. Very very drinkable indeed, take our word for it!

Siren Craft Brew

Hailing from Berkshire, they’ve been at the forefront of the craft beer movement and were named best brewery in England 2015 ( after only three years in existence. Look out for Caribbean Chocolate Cake (stout) and Calypso Berliner Weisse (sour).


One of the most innovative craft breweries out there, they will be making the journey over from their headquarters in Bakewell and bringing over the likes of Jaipur, Wild Swan, Halcyon and plenty more with them. One of the best breweries in the world.

Totally Brewed

Launched in 2014 after years of homebrewing by head honcho Rob Witt, they have some of the most fun names and branding in the local scene, and it tastes bloody good too. They’ve won multiple awards from SIBA, including Gold in 2014 for 4 Hopmen of the Apocalypse.

Turning Point

Based in Kirkbyside, just north of York, they’re getting a solid rep for their core range of Disco King (APA) and Lucid Dream (cookie cream stout). Last year saw them launch a new set of summer beers including Heartbreaker (orange and jasmine Belgian style blonde) and Sun Empire (tropical pale).

Vertical Drinks

The UK’s leading importer of premium beer. They work across the world and are bringing beers from the world renowned Verdant (Cornwall), Kirstall (Leeds), Amundsen (Norway) and Dry & Bitter (Denmark) along to the festival with them.

Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2018 Sessions

  • Friday 15 June: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
  • Saturday 16 June: 12pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 16 June: 6pm - 10.30pm

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