Great Scottish Beer Celebration is saved!

Beer makes glasgow beer festival

 Beer Makes Glasgow!

With the sad news of the liquidation of Hippo Beers Ltd came the cancellation of the yearly Great Scottish Beer Celebration. But fear not, a collective of local beer lovers have come to the rescue to not only save the festival but honour previous ticket purchases! Yaldy!

Beer Makes Glasgow will now take place instead and will be non-profit, with any money left over going to Drumchapel Food Bank, the only charity of its kind operating independently in Scotland, which can offer emergency drop-ins for clients in crisis. St Augustine of Hippo would be proud!

The festival is being held at Glasgow Art School and will bring together food, drink (mainly beer of course) and entertainment.

Beer makes glasgow beer festival

Signed up are Alechemy, Dead End Brew Machine, Drygate, Fallen, Fyne Ales, Gallus, Grunting Growler, Six Degrees North, Tempest, Up Front Brewery and Out of Town. There will be cider from Thistly Cross too.

Crossing the Rubicon will be serving some of their lovely curries With more food providers to be announced soon. 🍽

If you have already bought a ticket for the Great Scottish Beer Celebration, email with your ticket details and they will get back to you to confirm your attendance at the new festival.

So just remember People make Glasgow but er, beer also makes Glasgow!

Beer makes glasgow beer festival


Glasgow School of Art,  167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ
Nearest train station: Charing Cross
Nearest tube station: Cowcaddens
Nearest bus stop: The 3, 4, 17 and 18 all stop outside the Glasgow Dental hospital at the foot of Scott Street.


Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August 2017. 12 noon – 5pm and 6pm – 11pm sessions both days.


Great Scottish Beer Celebration ticket holders get in for free while for everyone else it’s £9.


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  • Glasgow Foodie

    Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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