Is your favourite Brewery Bar going to be at the Great British Beer Festival? Every year we invite breweries to come and serve you their great beers. Brewery Bars will be added to this page as and when they are confirmed that they are joining us.
Blasting in from South Wales, Tiny Rebel is celebrating their fifth birthday and a new brewery this year. With 30 new beers produced last year alone, and more specials on the way for 2017, there’ll be a taste explosion at Tiny Rebel’s beer van.
It’s been a wild ride from brewing in a garage to launching a 9 million pints-a-year capacity brewery, so there’s plenty to shout about and they’re going to be bringing a party vibe to GBBF. Meet co-founder Brad and his team, get involved and enjoy award-winning brews, banter and more.
St Austell Brewery
Come and visit the St Austell Brewery bar at this year’s Great British Beer Festival where we are proudly serving award-winning ales from both St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales. Whatever your preference, we have something to suit you, including our flagship pale ale, Tribute and premium amber ale, Gem.
Founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks, today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family owned. We look forward to welcoming you with beer, cheer and music from our resident DJ, DJ Len.
XT Brewing Co.
XT Brewing is a fiercely independent craft brewery based on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire border. We strive to produce the highest quality beers in cask, keg, bottle and can, constantly experimenting with new and unusual hops and malts in both our core range and limited edition ‘Animal Brewing Company’ beers.
The white gypsy brewery was set up in August 2008 by Cuilan Loughnane who had been renting breweries in Ireland and trading under the Dwan brand name since 1999. During those early years Cuilan had been very successful in brewing cask beers for the UK market and collected over a dozen Camra beer festival awards. Nowadays the focus is very much on local trading and trying to win over the locals with good quality, reliable and balanced beers. We also have started to develop oak aging as a way of returning to the traditional style of stout making and will have some interesting beers coming on stream in the next year.
The White Hag
The White Hag is an award winning craft brewery from Sligo, up in the north west of Ireland. A young team with a master brewer from Ohio, they exploded on the Irish brewing scene in 2014 with a huge range of big, bold and unique beers. Word spread fast, and they’ve become popular in Italy, France, and here in the Uk, as well as recently launching in Russia, Netherlands, Germany and China.
The White Hag has been voted Best New Irish Brewery by Global ratings platform RateBeer.com and Best Irish Brewery by the Irish beer organisation, Beoir. They’ve got a haul of medals from the Dublin Craft Beer Cup, and several other festivals. Keep a tongue out for their Heather Sour, Barrel Aged Black Boar Imperial Stout and their ‘Puca’ range of sours, as well as the likelihood that they’ll be the noisiest brewery at the festival!
The Porterhouse Brewing Co.
In 1996, the Porterhouse Templebar opened, brewing its own stouts, Ales and Lagers. The bar is situated on Parliament Street at the entrance to the cultural quarter of Templebar and was the first brew pub in Dublin. With beers like Plain Porter, Porterhouse Red, and Templebrau lager soon establishing themselves as firm favourites with the discerning Dublin beer drinker. The Porterhouse has picked up numerous accolades in the press, and awards for its beers, including in 1998, a gold medal at the International Brewing Awards. In 1999, it was decided to open a second Porterhouse bar at Covent Garden in London.
In July 2000, demand outstripped capacity in Parliament Street so a new brewery was built in Ballycoolin, North Dublin. In recent years, the continued expansion of the Porterhouse group of pubs and restaurants along with significant growth in the export market has necessitated another move, so in August of 2016 work began on our new brewery and visitors centre in Glasnevin.
Carlow Brewing Company /O’Haras
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt-growing “Barrow Valley” region that has strong historical links to the Irish brewing industry, the company has been at the forefront of Irish craft brewing for over 20 years, with a range that includes traditional Irish beers, interpretations of international beers, Falling Apple Cider and Craigies Cider. As a craft brewery we brew our beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour.
Metalman Brewing Co.
Born of the desire to see more beer produced by independent brewers in Ireland, Metalman Brewing is the brain-child of a couple of beer enthusiasts (Gráinne and Tim) who were frustrated by the lack of availability and choice of tasty, authentically Irish beer. They eventually decided to take the plunge in 2011 and set up a brewery in Waterford City. Grainne quit her daily grind in the IT sector while Tim moonlighted from his day job.
Six years on, Metalman Brewing have produced over 20 beers to date. Tim has also ditched the day job and the company now employs 9 people. It was first Irish microbrewery to install their own canning line in 2014. There’s loads more to the story, so why not pop over to Gráinne and her team for a beer.
We pair brewing tradition with a contemporary sense of adventure to produce clean, crisp, full-flavoured beers.
Kinnegar’s roots are deeply embedded in the hilly fields and farms of Northeast Donegal, the perfect environment for the way we make beer. We don’t filter or pasteurise, and we let our friends, the yeast, carbonate the beer naturally during fermentation.
In 2017 we commissioned K2, a state-of-the-art facility in nearby Letterkenny. While the clinking of bottles coming off our line no longer mingles with the bleating of sheep from the surrounding fields, the farmhouse ethos at the core of what we do remains unchanged.
Wadworth have been brewing in Devizes, Wiltshire since 1875. Our modern brewhouse based in our Victorian brewery combines state of the art techniques with over 140 years of brewing experience. We brew a range of core, seasonal and craft ales, and 95% of our brewing ingredients are sourced from the UK. 6X is our iconic ale, brewed for nearly 100 years – it is the classic premium ale that made Wadworth famous, with a national following of drinkers always seeking it out; it’s a beacon on the bar for many beer drinkers.
Based in Victorian railway arches in Hackney, The Five Points Brewing Company brew a bold and distinctive range of beers in cask as well as keg, bottle and can. Popular in their East London environs and throughout London and beyond, their Five Points Pale Ale recently won Champion Golden Ale 2017 in CAMRA’s London Drinker Awards. Founded by Owner and Director Ed Mason and Head Brewer Greg Hobbs, they began brewing in March 2013. Their beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma. The Five Points is proud to be the first UK brewery to be a certified Living Wage Employer, and are members of the East End Trades Guild.