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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.