Breweries Pouring At Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2023

One of the unique-selling points of our festival is that we don’t just buy beers in to sell on to you. Instead we bring the breweries to you directly. When you visit NCBF you buy your beers from stalls staffed by representatives from that brewery. So if you have any questions about the beer you have the right people in front of you to ask…

Amity Brew Co

Leeds-based brewery who specialise in making fresh, modern interpretations of classic beer styles.

Amity Brew Co website

Atom Beers

Heading over from Hull, Science is at the core of Atom and is something they have used to build the foundations of their range of beers.

Atom Beers website

Bang The Elephant

Founded in Langley Mill, Derbyshire in 2017, Bang The Elephant specialise in finely crafted small batch brews with a neo-Victorian Steampunk edge.

Bang The Elephant website

Black Iris

Already legendary in Nottingham after more than a decade of great beers. Their black and white artwork is instantly recognisable and their beer names are often themed around rock and metal.

Black Iris website

Brew Cavern

Long-standing pillars of the Nottingham independent beer scene, the team from this bottleshop will be at the festival pouring beers from legendary US breweries Great Notion, Angry Chair and Unseen Creatures. They’ll also have the Broken Skull range from former US wrestling great Steve Austin.

Brew Cavern website

Brew York

Award-winning brewery founded in 2016 in - you guessed it - York. They have bars in both York and Leeds and offer up a wide variety of beer styles for can, keg and cask.

Brew York website

Castle Rock Brewery

Local brewery and pub group who have dominated the Notts beer scene for decades. Their core range needs no introduction, but their seasonal and pilot project brews is what keeps everyone on their toes.

Castle Rock Brewery website

Cloudwater Brew Co

Manchester legends of the craft beer scene. Cloudwater champion beer quality through their focus on balance, precision, creativity, and brewing science. This will be their second year pouring at our festival

Cloudwater Brew Co website

Emperor's Brewery

The UK’s highest-rated brewery on Untappd for the last 2 years! Yet it’s all the side-hustle of one keen home brewer - Damian - who had a dream to produce the greatest Imperial Stouts and Porters the galaxy had ever seen. He doesn’t do many festivals (because his beer is hard to get hold of), but happily he’s a regular with us.

Emperor's Brewery website

Fierce Beer

Hailing from Aberdeen in Scotland, Fierce specialise in  flavour packed beers. From Hoppy to Fruity. From dark and mysterious to seasonal weird crazy stuff.

Fierce Beer website

Firerock Brewing Co

Micro-brewery from Sutton in Ashfield who also run a bar and bottleshop over that end of Notts.

Firerock Brewing Co website

Full Circle Brew Co

Founded in 2018 in Newcastle, these guys are dominant on the North East beer scene. Their core range features several highly-rated IPAs and pale ales, but having brewed upwards of 150 beers in the last 5 years there’s always a special or a collab round the corner as well.

Full Circle Brew Co website

Gravity Well Brewing

This London-based brewery specialise in small batch brews with a core range of three (Cosmic Dust, Termination Shock and Galaxies Apart) and dozens of specials. If you’re ever in the capital you can find their brewery taproom in a railway arch next door to Leyton Midland Road overground station.

Gravity Well Brewing website

Liquid Light Brewing Co

A local brewery born out of a passion for beer and music. After a couple of years of cuckoo brewing, they found a home of their own and now have a lovely brewhouse and tap room just round the corner of the festival site.

Liquid Light Brewing Co website

Little Earth Project

A small but unique brewery, specialising in producing historic, farmhouse and wild beers using foraged and organically farmed ingredients from the local Suffolk countryside. Don’t miss their mixed fermentation beers, that, much like sour dough bread and natural wine, harvest the power of wild yeast and bacteria to produce a unique flavour.

Little Earth Project website

Magpie Brewery

Local favourites who brew out of a unit right next door to Notts County’s Meadow Lane stadium.

Magpie Brewery website

Navigation Brewery

Fresh from another glut of awards at this year’s SIBA contest, Navigation Brewery produce the finest cask ales and exciting craft keg beers using fine ingredients and superior brewery methods.

Navigation Brewery website

Neon Raptor Brewing Co

Since becoming our Sneinton Market neighbours, Neon Raptor have not stopped producing great beer. As the name suggests, they have been re-inventing classic beer styles with modern techniques.

Neon Raptor Brewing Co website

North Brewing Co

Leeds-based brewers of hazy hoppy IPAs, crisp pils, and fruity sours alongside more traditional cask beers. As well as their great beers they also have nine bar venues all concentrated around Yorkshire and the North of England. 

North Brewing Co website

Northern Monk

Brian Dickinson and Russ Bisset started out brewing small amounts of beer in a damp cellar in Bradford, using other breweries’ kits, selling their beers at local farmers’ markets. After three months of selling IPAs between gazebos laden with cheese and handmade soaps, they attracted an initial investment and in 2014 Northern Monk was born.

Northern Monk website

Overtone Brewing Co

Overtone Brewing are a craft beer brewery from Glasgow with simple principles; brew fresh beer using high quality ingredients to deliver a memorable customer experience - hop-forward craft beers with an emphasis on quality and waves of flavour.

Overtone website

Pomona Island Brew Co

Salford-based and named after an often-overlooked spot on the banks of the River Irwell (itself named after the Roman goddess of fruit trees), there’s plenty to catch your attention in the range of Pomona Island beers.

Pomona Island Brew Co website

Saint Mars of the Desert

A family-run artisanal brewery run by husband and wife Dann Paquette and Martha Simpson-Holley, formerly of Pretty Things brewery, Massachusetts and now brewing in Sheffield.

Shiny Brewery

Shiny’s story began with an untraditional highly-hopped cask beer and has now evolved into brewing a range of cask, keg and cans. All their beer is unfined and they have a large range of gluten-free and vegan-friendly beers.

Shiny website

Siren Craft Brew

A modern brewery based in Berkshire, brewing a range of craft beers and recently winning Supreme Champion Beer of Britain.

Siren Craft Brew website

Three Hills Brewing

Three Hills, named after local Neolithic tombs, create unconventional lagers and experimental ales in Woodford, Northamptonshire.They have a 600l brewhouse, counter pressure canning machine, laboratory, barrel ageing program & cold store.

Three Hills website

Track Brewing Co

Manchester-based brewery and taproom who specialise in hop-forward styles and imperial stouts. The brewery is named after and themed around a love of cycling.

Track Brewing Co website

Unbarred Brewery

Brighton-based brewery established in 2014 from the shed of founder and Head Brewer Jordan Mower. Look out for some of their summer-y sours.

Unbarred Brewery

Wiper and True

Wiper and True we love one thing: beautiful beer. They first fell in love with brewing on the stove at home, surrounded by pots, pans and raw ingredients. Tinkering endlessly, they studied the ancient art of their vocation. Although they've come a long way since their early days, all of their recipes today stem from the same original desire to create something beautiful and delicious.

Wiper and True website