Top Picks For Nottingham Craft Beer Week

Posted on: 04 June 2019

Craft Beer Week returns to Nottingham from Saturday 8th - 15th June for the ultimate celebration of all things beer in the city. With a massive selection of beer available and a variety of fun talks, gigs and meet and greets to attend, craft beer fans are sure to be in for a fun 7 days! Start organising your week with these 16 top picks.

1. Beer Yoga at Bunkers Hill (13th June)

There’s no trickery, it really is as good as it sounds! Beer yoga is the latest fitness craze and if you ask us, it sounds like a lot of fun. Originating in Berlin, beer yoga is now sweeping around the globe and is particularly popular in Asia. Head to Bunkers Hill and give it a go.

2. Black Magic Exhibition at The Malt Cross (8th - 15th June) 

Grab a pint and take it all in with this stunning exhibition at The Malt Cross. This free event will feature fantastic art from three craft beer related artists.

Richard Norgate: 
Richard is the head designer for Magic Rock Brewery. Not only has he designed the artwork for all their main beer labels but he also designed the album artwork for Artic Monkey’s famous  ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’.
Kev Grey:
As well as working with the likes of Vans, Download Festival and Schecter guitars, Kev is the artist behinds Nottingham’s Black Iris. 
Kelly Ann-Holmes:
Kelly creates artwork from recycled beer cans and has been commissioned for this exhibition to create a piece from cans designed by Richard and Kev.

3. The Brewers Lectures at Canalhouse (12th June)

The Brewers Lectures are a series of live events bought to you by the big thinkers at The Brewers Journal. The half day lectures give a platform to six speakers to inspire change, generate discussion and share brewing expertise. The lectures are hosted five times a year cross the UK and Ireland but this will be the first time for Nottingham to host. Join in the conversation and expand your knowledge of craft beer.

4. Original Gravity live at The Herbert Kilpin (11th June) 

Original Gravity beer magazine are bringing their live show to The Herbert Kilpin for Nottingham Craft Beer Week. 

Editor-at-Large Pete Brown, along with Publisher Daniel Neilson and Editor (and 2017 Beer Writer of the Year) Adrian Tierney-Jones will bring the mag to life over an hour and a half of beer tastings, readings and a guided tasting of beer styles.

5. Nottingham Craft Beer Week Drink and Draw Social at Rough Trade (13th June)

The Drink and Draw Social encourages illustrators of all levels to draw, exchange ideas and socialise with fellow aspiring artists all while enjoying a refreshing beer or two. This special edition of the event will also see comic book illustrator Richard Adam Reynolds in attendance and offering up some of his awesome beermat doodles.

6. Lab Culture Brewery at The Kean’s Head (8th - 15th June)

Expect to see a lot of the brewing geniuses at The Kean’s Head all throughout Nottingham Craft Beer week. As well as making an appearance at their quiz night they’ll also be attending two “Meet the Brewers” events and answering all your beer related questions. You can also look forward to presentations on the brewing process and what makes a Lab Culture Beer so special.

7. Wilde Child Brewing Co Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer at Six Barrel Drafthouse ( 13th June )

Six Barrel Drafthouse will be host to the talented team behind Child Brewing Co. The taps will be flowing with the companies beer all evening and we highly recommend you give it a try. Don’t forget to get the low-down on the ins and outs of the brewing process from the companies friendly team.

8. Fermentation Beer and Brewing Radio: Taste and Talk at The Craft Crow (13th June)

Award winning writer and radio personality Emma Inch will be hosting a taste and talk session especially for Nottingham Craft Beer Week. Expect plenty of interesting beer to try as well as in depth talks about current trends in the world of craft beer. Emma was named Beer Writer of the Year at the 2018 Guild of Beer Writers Awards and hosts a monthly podcast where she interviews brewers and looks at beer trends.

9. Hawkshead Brewery Tap Takeover at Cock and Hoop (10th - 16th June) 

Cock and Hoop will welcome Hawkshead Brewery for a Tap Takeover during Nottingham Craft Beer Week. An independent craft brewery based in the Lake District, Hawkshead will be taking over all 5 cask taps and 4 craft taps for the whole week with some fantastic beers - expect some classic real ales and some expereimnetal craft beers.