Back in April we were treated to a sneak preview of what Craft Beer Rising are going to offer on their return visit to Drygate. We were both super excited to be heading over to Glasgow as Drygate Brewery was somewhere both of us had been wanting to visit for some time and now we had our chance.
Craft Beer Rising was created in 2012 by founders Daniel Rowntree and Chris Bayliss, partnering with leading beer and music experts offering a blend of craft beer, Scottish street food and live music what more could you want from a day out.Craft Beer Rising has announced the renowned festival will be returning to Glasgow for the second year running. This might be something to do with it being their fastest selling event, selling out quicker than London where the even began. Over 2000 people are expected to come along during the two day event. Hosted in collaboration with Drygate Brewing Co – the UK’s first experiential craft brewery –Craft Beer Rising will take place from the Friday 4th – Saturday 5th of September 2015, with tickets now on sale priced at £12.
Taking place across three sessions, festivalgoers can look forward to sampling up to 150 beers from 30 local and international breweries, including Williams Bros, Harviestoun, Innis & Gunn, West, Stewart Brewing, Oakham Ales, Wooha, Belhaven and Drygate. A Scottish street food offering inspired by sustainable and seasonal produce is set to include Scottish cheeses, smoked salmon salads and even seaweed soups. Served fresh from the Rabbie’s Highland Bothy, it is hoped that the locally sourced menu might even inspire festivalgoers to try their hand at beer and food pairing.
The three sessions available are:
- Friday 4th September 2015: 6pm – 1am, tickets £12
- Saturday 5th September 2015: 11am – 5.30pm, tickets £12
- Saturday 5th September 2015: 6pm – 1am, tickets £12
Evening sessions are over 18s only. Minors are welcome for the Saturday daytime session if accompanied by an adult.
Travelling over for the even then we’d recommend getting the bus or train. Drygate is only a 10 minutes’ walk from George Square and it means there are no arguments about who’s driving.
Here’s a few photos from our day and what you can expect should you head along! We’d highly recommend it to any beer lover!