Beer and live music — the many and varied gig venues across Glasgow will tell you that it’s an eternal and winning combination.
Add the words ‘craft’ and ‘festival’ to the mix and plonk it into the city’s trendiest new brewery and bar, and the result is 3,000 people expected to flock to the east end for a taste of what Drygate has to offer.
Craft Beer Rising promises a weekend of beer, street food and music from Friday to Sunday, pairing 35 craft breweries from all over the world with an eclectic line-up of live and local acts and DJs, courtesy of cultural event gurus Kiltr.
The bill includes Chef, PVK and Optimo on the Friday, Duncan Harvey, Andrew Divine, Mia Dora, David Barbarossa, Ewan Chambers and The Revenge on the Saturday and DJ Snafu, Mungo’s HiFi and DJ Andy Smith with Boca45 on the Sunday.
For those who speak more beer than bass, the booze on offer includes West, Chimay, Sierra Nevada, Brewdog, Blue Moon, Camden Town, Innis and Gunn, Williams Bros, Alechemy, Fyne Ales and more (believe us), all lined up and ready to quench the thirst of Glasgow’s most discerning craft fans (hipster beards strictly optional).
There’s street food to soak up all that alcohol — courtesy of London’s Burger Bear, sausage specialists Meat Hook, Meat Merchant (hello biltong) and Aye Love Real Food — as well as beer cocktail masterclasses and live brewing.
Southsiders, form an orderly queue for a train to the east end...
Craft Beer Rising runs September 19-21; 6pm-1am on Friday, 12-6pm and 7pm-1am on Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday. Tickets are £20 — including £5 of drinks tokens, a glass and programme — available from www.craftbeerrising.co.uk.