Raise A Glass For The First Ever Exeter Beer Weekend

Raise A Glass For The First Ever Exeter Beer Weekend

The first ever Exeter Beer Weekend has been announced and will take place over the May Bank Holiday from May 3rd-5th.

It will be a celebration of the city’s growing craft beer scene with special beers and events happening in a selection of bars and brewery tap rooms, including The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Topsham Brewery Tap, the Iron Bridge, the Beer Cellar, The Oddfellows and a special pop-up bar run by Powderkeg Brewery. There will also be a brewery history walk around the city centre and various other events.

Award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones said:

“Exeter is fast becoming a vibrant hive of beer and brewing excitement and the weekend aims to celebrate this. It is an autonomous event with pubs, bottle shops and tap rooms organising their own events under the banner of the Exeter Beer Weekend. For instance, The Pursuit of Hoppiness has collaborated with Topsham brewery on a special beer.

“The modern beer scene is exciting and exuberant across the country and we wanted to reflect this in Exeter — the city now has three breweries with several on the outskirts and new ones popping up all the time. There is also the excellent bottle shop in Fore Street, Hops + Crafts. There will also be beers from elsewhere in Devon including New Lion in Totnes, Stannary in Tavistock and Many Hands in Dunkerswell. There are IPAs, amber ales, milk stouts and lagers being brewed, I don’t think beer has been this exciting in Exeter since the late 19th century!”

A programme, sponsored by Exeter brewery Powderkeg, will be available in April, giving details of all the events.

Tierney-Jones continued:

“We are starting off small but we hope to demonstrate that Exeter is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to drink and enjoy craft beer in the south west.”

For more information about the first ever Exeter Beer Weekend, follow @exeterbeerweekend on your favourite social channels or email exeterbeerweekend@gmail.com.

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