Food and drink festival hops into Glasgow

FOOD and drinks festival North Hop is rolling into Glasgow later this month, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s burgeoning food and drinks scene.

Taking place at Glasgow venue SWG3 next weekend (June 16 and 17) over three sessions, the festival will feature a one-off live brewing demonstration by James Morton of Out of Town Brewing.

Other highlights will include the launch of a new festival gin from Perthshire-based Persie Distillery, the launch of a festival cider from Dunbar-based Thistly Cross, and a specially-created festival brew from St Andrews Brewing Co.
Social enterprise drinks firms Brewgooder and The Common Grind will also be setting up stalls.

And the festival will showcase a number of emerging music acts, including Saturday headliner Foreignfox.
Festival organiser Michelle Russell said she is “really excited to be bringing a host of local and Scotland-wide producers to North Hop Glasgow”.