Craft beer rises in Glasgow’s east end

MORE than 35 craft brewers will exhibit at what is claimed to be the UK’s biggest collaborative craft beer festival this weekend.

Craft Beer Rising, hosted by the Drygate brewery in Glasgow, is billed as a weekend of beer, street food and music in the city’s east end.
The three-day festival, which runs between September 19 and 21, is expected to be attended by 3000 people.
Scottish brewers such as West, Williams Bros, BrewDog and Fyne Ales will showcase their beers alongside international breweries, including Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon and Bellerose.
A street food-inspired menu will be provided by Burger Bear of London, specialist sausage maker Meat Hook, biltong supplier Meat Merchant and Aye Love Real Food, which produces rare breed Scotch eggs.
Craft Beer Rising founder Daniel Rowntree said: “A thriving craft beer community and world renowned music scene made Glasgow an obvious choice for Craft Beer Rising’s first foray outside of London.
“As the UK’s first experiential brewery, Drygate shares our pioneering attitude and an ethos of collaboration and creativity. We’re thrilled to have found such an ideal venue for Craft Beer Rising in Scotland.”