BCBF announces mouth watering food offering


The highly-anticipated Bristol Craft Beer Festival has some exciting food on offer...

Organisers of the Bristol Craft Beer festival have teamed up with the Bristol’s foodie faction Eat Drink Bristol Fashion and its co-founder Josh Eggleton to bring a mouth watering food offering to this year’s festival at Motion from September 15 – 17.

Joining forces with Eat Drink Bristol Fashion the Bristol Craft Beer Festival team are bringing the best of Bristol’s street food scene to what will be the second incarnation of the festival this September.

Bringing together some of the most popular and delicious establishments in the city, hungry revellers at this year’s Bristol Craft Beer Festival will be able to chow down on tasty tucker from RudeDog, Salt & Malt, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion with further outlets still to be announced.

The team at Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will be serving up the classic fried chicken in a bun made popular at Chicken Shed, whereas RudeDog will offer diners an ever so slightly dirtier option when it comes to their locally sourced, free range hot dogs. Supporters of Bristol City FC will be more than familiar with the RudeDog boys, as their hot dog stand is a regular fixture at Ashton Gate Stadium on match days.

Salt & Malt has become a South West institution since it first opened its doors on Chew Valley Lake back in 2015, Famed for its gluten free fish and chips and top secret chip-shop curry sauce, Salt & Malt has gone on to even greater success with the recent addition of Salt & Malt Wapping Wharf at CARGO 2. 

Greg Wells, Bristol Craft Beer Festival organiser said: 

“We wanted our second year in Bristol to be a big one, we wanted to really put our marker on the city and lay on a great event that will really appeal to local food and drink fans; so teaming up the EDBF crew was a no brainer.

“They’re one of the most established independent food organisations in the city and that really appeals to us as an organisation. We want to celebrate the finest beer in Bristol, but we also want to celebrate the best food in the city and with these guys on board, we’re certainly going to do that.”

Josh Eggleton added:

“This is a really exciting project to be involved in as the beer scene in Bristol is growing rapidly. We first started Eat Drink Bristol Fashion as a festival to celebrate the best food the South West has to offer and now it’s great to bring that ethos to something new, in Bristol Craft Beer Festival.

“Over the past few years Bristol has developed into what is arguably the foodie capital of the UK, we’ve become renowned for great independent restaurants. During this time we’ve also developed a really great beer scene, which has been a bit of a well kept secret until the last year or so.”

Bristol’s and the South West’s finest breweries will all feature at this year’s Craft Beer Festival and organisers recently announced a collaboration brew between Wiper & True, Left Handed Giant, Deya and Verdant.  Further breweries from across the UK include London’s Beavertown, Verdant from Falmouth, South Bermondsey’s Partizan, Magic Rock from Huddersfield, Thornbridge from Derbyshire, Siren from Wokingham, North Brew from Leeds, Scotland’s Tempest and DEYA from up the road in Cheltenham. From overseas Belgium will be represented by Brasserie De La Senne, Sweden by Beerbliotek, Holland by Oedipus and Denmark by Mikkeller.

Entry to the festival is purchased in sessions. Each session lasts for five hours, either 12-5pm or 7pm – midnight on Saturday and Sunday. If the beer line-up isn’t enough, for this year’s festival get ready to dance on the table as you hail to the ale with DJ sets from turntablist, producer and cut-and-paste master DJ Yoda, one of the world’s most respected DJs, Norman Jay MBE, indie rock band, Bombay Bicycle Club, Olugbenga from electronic floor filler four-piece Metronomy and Bristol-based Sip the Juice as they step up to the mic. 

Tickets are available from www.bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk and cost £38 which includes entry to the event, unlimited pours of whatever beer, from any brewer, access to the people that make the beer themselves, a free beer tasting glass and a programme.

To keep up to date on all the latest information follow @wearebeer on Facebook, @BristolCBF on Twitter and @BristolCBF on Instagram.

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