Craft Beer Rising heads to Glasgow

07 July, 2014

Scottish beer lovers can sample around 200 local and international brews when Glasgow’s Drygate brewery hosts the Craft Beer Rising festival in September.

Craft Beer Rising began in London to help spread the word about the delights of interesting small-batch brews and this year’s event included the likes of Greene King and Fuller’s alongside small producers.

The organisers decided to branch out and picked Glasgow for its “hugely exciting” scene.

Founder Daniel Rowntree said: “Born out of a desire to create a culturally awesome beer festival, Craft Beer Rising is about discovery and adventure as well as creating an environment where everyone - from adventurous foodies to music lovers, craft beer novices to aficionados - can get involved.

“When looking for a location outside of London, we were instantly drawn to Glasgow. The city's emerging craft beer scene is hugely exciting and is something that breweries from all over the world want to be a part of.”

Drygate is Glasgow’s newest brewery, built in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, and it will welcome breweries such as Tempest, Siren, Beavertown, Thistly Cross, Pilot and Harbour to the festival in its grounds.  

Rowntree added: “Craft Beer Rising has traditionally been held with in the walls of a brewery, our festival at Drygate being no exception. Not only is Drygate one of the coolest places to experience craft beer in Scotland, it's also powered by a collective of people who share the same ethos as us – to take people on an immersive journey through craft beer culture and beyond.”

The event will take place from September 19-21.

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