The first beer festival of its kind in Bournemouth, ‘Craft on the Coast’ aims to celebrate the huge array of quality craft beers produced each year in Dorset and the surrounding area. Welcoming locals and visitors, the festival will be taking place at the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen.
Craft on the Coast is being organised by passionate aficionados of grown-up beer for grown-up people, the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen and The Wight Bear Ale House.
It will be held in a marquee-covered car park area of the Brewhouse & Kitchen with the two local businesses coming together to highlight the region’s finest breweries and brewers, plus their exceptional craft kegs, cask beers and ciders.
Kris Gumbrell, executive chairman at Brewhouse & Kitchen Group, said, “Across the South, demand for craft beer is flourishing. Thankfully we have a huge number of small producers creating fantastic craft beers right on our doorstep. We want to celebrate this thriving craft beer revolution and invite people to come and try the best of what our local area has to offer.’’
Local breweries confirmed for the festival, include Brewhouse & Kitchen, The Dancing Man Brewery, Unity Brewing Co, Drop the Anchor Brewery, Vibrant Forest Brewery, Eight Arch Brewing Co, The Brew Shack, Gyle 59 Brewery. Locally based cider wholesaler ‘Fetch the Drinks’ will also be bringing along a multitude of ciders for visitors to try.
Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy expert ‘Meet the Brewer Talks’ and ‘Timed Tappings’ for some of the most interesting beers. Running from 29 September to 1 October, opening times will be 4pm to 10.30pm Friday, 12 midday to 10.30pm Saturday and 12 midday to 8 pm Sunday.
Tickets cost £5 per person from Brewhouse Southbourne and The Wight Bear Ale House.
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