Did you see that photo what Bellingham took?

We are very excited to announce a new addition to the fifth Bristol Beer Week.

For some time, we’ve wanted to have a bit of a base during the week, so that we can be on hand to answer questions and guide people around the city’s beery events. We wanted to avoid having it in a bar because, you know, it’s a heavy enough week as it is. Instead, we thought it would be nice to have it in a gallery, so we can at least maintain some pretense of intellectualism.

So we’re pleased to announce that the Christmas Steps Gallery will be the home of the Bristol Beer Week 2017 Information Hub and Exhibition Space, running from Monday 16 October to Sunday 22 October.

For the ‘exhibition’ element, we have teamed up with Nicci Peet, a fantastic locally based photographer who is passionate about working with beer and food. Nicci will also be the official Bristol Beer Week 2017 photographer, snapping events throughout the week.

The exhibition will focus on seven of Bristol’s best breweries; documenting the people that make them what they are, and the environment they work in. This will be paired with interviews and sensory elements to bring a bit of the brewing experience to the gallery.

The breweries we are working with are Wiper & True, Left Handed Giant, Good Chemistry, New Bristol, Moor, Arbor and Lost & Ground. To complement the exhibition, the breweries will each be producing something special that will launch at the start of Bristol Beer Week and will be pouring at select venues throughout. We’ll be documenting as many of the brew days as we can and will have a full list of beers and stockists so you know where you can get your hands on them.

We will be manning the information hub all week, so will be on hand to talk about beer, Bristol, photos and anything else you like really. We’ll have programmes and merchandise and will be welcoming anyone that wants to have a look around the exhibition, with open arms (and maybe a beer or two, you never know).

We’ll also have some micro-tasting sessions from our featured breweries. These will be small, ticketed events, just after work time so that they don’t clash with any of the main Bristol Beer Week events. You will be able to book places via Tikk, our official 2017 ticket provider, so keep an eye out.

We are very excited about this new addition to Bristol Beer Week and are really looking forward to meeting people and talking about the amazing local beer scene.