Sensational beer and collectable Nottingham-themed art. What's not to like?
Nottingham Craft Beer Week and Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) have launched an art giveaway across 40 Nottingham bars, pubs and bottleshops; 21 of which you can find right in Nottingham city centre. A set of limited edition postcards, designed by The Art of Beer and featuring each individual bar, will be given away free to customers with any purchase. There are 300 of each print available at each venue (one per customer).
Unlike the government endorsed ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme, ‘Art Out To Help Out’ will be available all day every day during the opening hours of each venue. The campaign starts on Monday 14th September and will continue until all postcards are claimed from each venue.
Nottingham Craft Beer Week is sponsored and supported by Nottingham BID, who do public-facing work under the It’s In Nottingham brand (that's us!). Nottingham Craft Beer Week is one of a range of initiatives they contribute resources to, which also includes Light Night, Hockley Hustle, Nottingham Young Creative Awards, Nottinghamshire Pride and Wigflex City Festival.
In March 2020 Nottingham Craft Beer Week was named as the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion by SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers). The award was announced at the Beer X industry event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre and was voted for by a panel of industry experts. Jared Wilson, Director of Nottingham Craft Beer Week, said: “We had a lot of exciting activities planned for Nottingham Craft Beer Week this year, but unfortunately we had to change all of them. This artwork we commissioned from Seth at The Art of Beer was originally intended to form an exhibition. So i’m just happy we can use it for something to help the venues out at this tough time for the pub industry. I’d also like to thank Nottingham BID as without their support we wouldn’t be able to do any of this.”
You can visit and collect a limited edition card from any of the city centre venues below:
The Angel Microbrewery ● Barrel Drop ● Brew Cavern ● BrewDog ● Bunkers Hill ● The Canalhouse ● Cock & Hoop ● Crafty Crow ● The Cross Keys ● Head of Steam* ● The Kilpin Café ● Jamcafé ● Junkyard ● Kean’s Head* ● The Malt Cross ● Rescue Rooms ● Rough Trade ● Six Barrel Drafthouse (Hockley) ● Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria) ● Yarn
* These venues are still to confirming their re-opening dates at the time of release. We encourage customers planning to collect the whole set to leave these until last and check the bars own websites and social media for opening times and dates
If you just answered "yes" to the above question then Art Out To Help Out is the perfect introduction to discovering bars and pubs in your new home away from home. With 21 participating venues to visit in the city alone, we'd recommend splitting up them across a few nights or creating your own trail. As the limited edition art comes in a post card format, you could either send them to friends and family back home or collect them all as a memento to your first year in the Robin Hood city! To get you started we've created a few trail examples below. Of course, you don't have to do it in this order and how you choose to explore the venues is entirely up to you!
• Jam Café
• The Angel Microbrewery
• Rough Trade
• Six Barrel Draft House (Hockley)
• The Kilpin Café
• Bunkers Hill
• Brew Dog
• Cock & Hoop
• Cross Keys
• The Canalhouse
• Rescue Rooms
• Six Barrel Draft House (Victoria)
• Malt Cross
• Brew Cavern
Art Out To Help Out is only made possible by funding from Nottingham BID.