This weekend sees a new event hitting the city south of the river, with the Bedminster Beer Trail set to take place from 2-5 June.
The brand new event for beer lovers across Bristol allows people to get a taste of the incredible scene that BS3 has to offer and to satisfy their taste buds over the Platinum Jubilee, bank holiday weekend.
Across the four-day weekend, Bedminster will come alive with different venues offering different beer-y things which will offer people the chance to get a taste of various specialty beers from different makers and crafters.
How will it work?
Set in the heart of Bedminster, beer enthusiasts will be able to follow a map of 12 venues across North and East Street and sample each venue’s specialty beer, selected especially for the celebration, and get a stamp to mark off each venue.
The Bedminster Beer Trail map is available to download, so you can have it on your phone for easy use and access around the route.
The Trail is supported by Bedminster BID and it encourages you to trial as many of the different venues as you can across the four days. Anyone who completes the trail can hand in their stamped map to the Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room and get rewarded with a can of exclusive beer.
What can you expect?
The trail includes the Alpha Bottle Shop and Tap, On-Point Brewing, The Coronation, The Steam Crane, North Street Standard, The Old Bookshop, KASK, The Spotted Cow, The Hen & Chicken, The Malago, Tobacco Factory and the Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room.
Each venue will be hosting something special and out of the ordinary to really mark the occasion of the Jubilee and the new event for Bedminster. From outdoor bars to barbeques, there will be something for everyone’s tastes.
As well as being able to sample your favourite beers from these independent pubs, bars and breweries while on the trail, each of these brilliant venues came together to create an exclusive festival beer called South of the River.
The exclusive new festival beer will be available at each venue over the bank holiday weekend, including a number of fringe venues like Corks of North Street and Bristol Loaf where you can grab the festival brew in cans to takeaway and enjoy at home.
“We’re incredibly proud of the beer community we have here in Bedminster and we want the rest of Bristol to know just how amazing it is,” explains Emily Penney, co-owner of Alpha Bottle Shop.
“Which is why we had the idea to bring a beer trail to BS3 - there are so many independent venues, highlighting the best of what beer has to offer.”
Tom Clermont from Bristol Beer Factory, shares the excitement for both the new event, highlighting the talent in Bedminster and creating a new beer.
“The idea of creating a beer that was unique to Bedminster and exclusive to the beer trail was something we collectively wanted to do,” he said. “Getting everyone involved in the brewing process, adding in hops, and giving it a good stir just really connects each venue to the trail.”
To keep up to date with the beer trail, follow the event on Instagram and #bedminsterbeertrail.