NEWS: Daddy G, Queen Bee and Nextmen headline craft beer festival Hopyard this April

Beer and cider fans rejoice…’Hopyard’ is back at the go-to spot for culture, music and food events, Propyard, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April

Back-for-2023, stellar craft beer event Hopyard is returning to Propyard on Feeder Road to showcase the very best of Bristol and beyond’s beer and cider brewing talent.

Tantalising the taste buds of the city’s beer enthusiasts, brew-lovers will satisfy their pint-sized cravings with two days of top-notch sizzling street food, music from some of the UK’s best DJs as well as the gold standard in beers – from a mouth-watering line-up of 18 breweries.

Honouring Bristol and the South West’s modern independent beer movement, Hopyard has invited the city’s brewing icons to bring along their finest lineup of brews. The impressive selection will feature a huge array of different craft beers with breweries including South West legends ARBOR Ales, Left Handed Giant, Wiper & True, Fierce & Noble, Lost & Grounded, Short Odds, Cider Box, Branch, Yonder, Little Martha Brewing, Electric Bear and Bristol Cider Company.

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From further afield, expect drops from Peckham craft beer microbrewery, Brick Brewery, as well as heroes of the UK brewing scene, JUBEL, Cloudwater Brew Co, Beak Brewery, Hackney Church and By The Horns Brewing Co.

The two-day event will offer drinks, eats and beats as it brings together the very best pours and pairs them with world class music. Friday’s Hopyard session will provide a complete music takeover from none other than Bristol Hifi which includes Massive Attack legend, Daddy G, along with Queen Bee. 

Daddy G performing with Massive Attack at the Eurockéennes in 2008. Image: Festival Eurockéennes

On Saturday 15 April, UK-based DJ duo The Nextmen will be taking over the decks with their trademark electric electronic vibe in an all day takeover. In their signature long-set style, expect hip hop, drum & bass, dub and soul to keep festival-fans partying all night.

Attendees can also look forward to some of Bristol’s best street food from sourdough pizza connoisseurs, Pizzarova. Mouth-watering smash burgers and fries will be available from Smoking Buns as well as authentic Mexican & Central American street food from Little Taquero’s orange truck.

On sale now are limited early bird tickets at £40, with all your beer included. These are available for all three sessions – on Friday evening (6-11pm), Saturday daytime (12-5pm) and Saturday evening (6-11pm). On arrival, event-goers will then sample what’s on offer with brewers from each taproom talking guests through their creations in the intimate and beautiful Courtyard at Propyard.

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Taking place at the multi-use venue in the heart of Bristol, there will be plenty of seating and cover, plus the Crane Room open long into the evening for the party to continue. The event will be Propyard’s third edition of Hopyard, following sell-out events in April and October last year.