Event: Glasgow’s West End Beer Festival

Everything you need to know about this year’s West End Beer Festival

This weekend sees the return of the West End Beer Festival to Glasgow for the fourth year.  So if you love a beer and are in Glasgow, this is the place to be.

What it’s like?

Don’t worry it’s not full of boring beardies, there’s a mixed crowd of people attending who have a love of beer in common.  There will be local Glasgow brewers, gypsy brewers and beer from abroad. Welsh brewery Loka Polly will be joining the festival, alongside Shindigger from Manchester and Dark Revolution Brewery from Salisbury.

West End Beer Festival Glasgow 2018

And…. the West End Beer Festival are collaborating with  Up Front Brewing and The Shilling Brew Co to create a festival beer.  It will be an Alphonso Mango and Orange Berliner Weisse. 🍻

Here’s the flyer for the The West End Beer Festival Glasgow below.

West End Beer Festival Glasgow 2018

Kids and Entertainment: Under 18’s can attend the Saturday afternoon for free. There will also be free entertainment provided by Hillhead Sports Club from touch rugby to face-painting and music.

West End Beer Festival Glasgow 2018


Cafe Source Too, Hillhead Sports Club at 32 Hughenden Road, G12 9XP


Friday 6th July 5:30pm till Midnight.
Saturday 7th July 12pm till 5pm (Family friendly session. Under 18s attend free)
Saturday 7th July 6pm till Midnight.


Book online or purchase from Grunting Growler, Old Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow.

Getting there

Cafe Source Too is near to Great Western Road not far from Gartnavel Hospital.

Train:  Hyndland Train Station is a 10-minute walk away with services calling from both Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station.

Bus: First bus 6 and 6a stop on Great Western Road a 2-minute walk away while First bus 4 and 4a stop on Hyndland Road about 6-minutes walk away.

Underground: Hillhead Subway Station is around a 20-minute walk away.

Keep up to date with the latest information about the West End Beer Festival on Facebook.





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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