This year’s festival highlights – the people have spoken!

Written by admin
Published on October 23, 2019

Wow, what a year it’s been. Without mentioning the dreaded word beginning with ‘B’ and ending with ‘-exit’, we do want to reflect on our favourite subject that also happens to begin with a ‘B’ – beer of course, and the festivals we hosted for you all over the summer.

We had almost 20,000 of you through the doors at our London, Bristol and Edinburgh festivals, and welcomed our very first Beer Central this year in Digbeth – and you guys were definitely ready for them. We’re sure you’ll agree the food and drink scene has never been more exciting and we love sharing these passions with you in the cities you call home. We were also chuffed to hear a lot of love for this year’s Raise the Bar entrants, who seemed to go down a storm with all of you!

Anyway, enough from us, we asked you via our Instagram and Facebook to share your highlights from the festivals this summer. And for those who have reminisced and are now looking to book tickets for next year, expect an announcement VERY shortly… so keep your eyes peeled!

Team WAB x


@beerinthesuburbs: Loved checking out the new hinterland stuff from Harbour. As well as their German lagers too

@goodthingsbrewingco: The ruddy lovely humans. 🔥🔥

@twndavis: Cauliflower shwawarma – all three of the ones I ate tasted 💥 and all the beers, obvs.

@brucie_h: Stone and Wood from Australia were cracking.

Shing-Yung Wong: The Imperial Tonkoko and Empress Tonkoko from Brew York were incredible. 🍺

Samm Mills-Hutchinson: Dugges Banana Toffee Chocolate was delicious.


@wednesdaybeers: ‘The stouts on offer were phenomenal. Both Neon Raptor and Dugges bringing the big guns. The beer of festival for me though was Times 8 by Lervig; an absolutely mind blowing 16% pastry stout. 🤯

Cliff Evans: Loved everything but highlight was being blown away by the quality of the low-alcohol and alcohol-free beers!

Andy King: Chatting with the passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable brewers.

Andy Dann: My first taste of Vault City Brewing and it was fantastic!


@benoitluft: The beer selection, foods, women-only music line-up… and the weather.

@explodeyjo: Pohjala “as good as it gets” imperial stout was belissimo! 

Chris Hodgson: Lervig x Stillwater Times 8. Mind blowing.

Matthew Walsh: Another for Vault City. Really enjoyed Mothership, too.


Alistair Soutter: Firestone and walker were amazing!

Kirsty Keegan: (My highlight was) I finally developed a taste for sours!

Rich Donald: Everything by Fierce Beer Co, Hip hop karaoke 🎤, Vault city’s mango habanero sour =👌🏻