Running for the first time this July, Craft Drink Festival will give craft drink enthusiasts a number of reasons to get excited this festival season! Heading to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 + 29 July and making the most of the venue’s unique outdoor space, the festival invites attendees to discover a whole world of craft beer, spirits and street food while enjoying stand-up comedy, live music, cinema and talks.
At Craft Drink Festival, a bustling pop-up town of bars, food trucks, stages and more will provide an all-round summer experience that’s more rounded and diverse than your average beer festival.
Over 35 breweries and distilleries have been confirmed so far, giving visitors the chance to taste hundreds of craft drinks, ranging from beer and cider to gin, whiskey, tequila, brandy and wine.
Breweries so far confirmed include Mad Squirrel, Reunion Ales, Stewart Brewing, White Rock Brewery Co., Sadler’s Brewing Co., Craft Academy, Black Storm, Bude Brewery, Hunter’s Brewery, Mallinsons Brewing Company, and Northern Monkey Brew Co.
But it doesn’t stop there. Across the weekend visitors can experience stand-up comedy, attend Brew Kettle tasting sessions and talks, watch films inside the pop-up Cinema, talk business in the Trade Barrel, and catch live music across two stages.
In the gardens the Main Stage will pump out indie/alternative on Saturday, while Sunday offers up more of a blues and soul vibe. The festival headliners will be revealed in the coming weeks, supported by an undercard that draws heavily on Birmingham’s buzzing indie scene.
Meanwhile, the Chill Haze Stage will provide a soundtrack of blues, folk and acoustic inside the drinking hall.
Visitors can also enjoy the best of the UK’s rising stars inside the Comedy Bung, where the likes of Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Jarred Christmas, Tom Wrigglesworth, Sol Bernstein and Tom Ward will provide the laughs.
Starting at just £18 per day or £32 for the full weekend, tickets are flexible (including Enhanced and VIP options).
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