The city of Bristol is not anymore just a cider destination. In fact, in the latest years, the craft beer revolution has shaped the city offer with an eclectic range of modern local products. Home of some of the best micro breweries of the country as well as of one of the best craft beer festivals of UK, Brizzle has affirmed its identity as a must visit for any beer enthusiast.
Here are listed the best micro breweries, 100% made in Bristol, which every craft beer lovers should try!
1. Arbor Ales
Brewery that like experiment and explore combinations of new world hops and unusual ingredients, Arbor has been quenching the thirst of Bristolians since 2007. With block colour labels and funny name, their beers are served in keg, large bottles as wells as, recently, in cans, in the best pubs of the city. On top of that, they are all vegan friendly! Three hundred of different beers, brewed in these years, are made Arbor Ales one of the best micro breweries of the city. If you didn’t try it yet, you should remedy soon!
2. Bristol Beer Factory
An institution for the Bristolian craft beer scene, Bristol Beer Factory started its adventure in 2004. From few standard cask conditioned ales, they started to brew more international styles of beer, adding up to five interesting special recipes each year. Three successful pubs under their belt and a new visitor-center which offers tours, talks, shop and the chance to meet the brewers: these are the ingredients that place the brewery in the centre of the current craft beer revolution.
3. Left Handed Giant
Name that derives from the myth of a giant who is said to have carved out the Avon Gorge with his bare hands, this young brewery has already left its sign in the local beer scene. With an amazing eccentric design for its big cans, LHG beer recipes are original and in constant evolution. So, a high hit rate, from IPAs and Pales made with the freshest ingredients available to unusually flavoured dark beers, that every beer geek must have in his wishlist!
4. Moor Beer
Born in the Levels and Moors area of Somerset, from which it takes the name, this flagship brewery since 2006 has moved to Bristol just in 2015. Thanks to the brewers’ knowledge of different styles and techniques, their beers take inspiration from the German naturally hazy philosophy mixed with an American approach that exalt the flavor, often hoppy, and the fine British secondary fermentation tradition. All these elements made Moor the first brewery in the world to gain the CAMRA accreditation for a canned beer and, consequently, be placed among the best micro breweries of the country. Let’s check out their new taproom and discover how they make beer with one of the tours. And remember, drink MOOR beer!
5. Wiper and True
Started as beginners, brewing their first beers at home, their distinctive white and gold label is now recognized as sign of quality and excellence. Passion, innovation and the use of unusual tastes are the key ingredients for producing intriguing Pales and one of the best Milk Stout around the city, at the moment. Wiper and True encloses in itself the best features of the craft beer movement. If you have missed their taproom located in St Werburghs, I strongly recommend a visit for enjoying a pint made with mastery and cared. One…or more!