The Yard Party is a two-day beer and music festival, showcasing some of the best beers from across the globe. The biggest beer brains of Castle Rock have combined their knowledge and contacts to bring you guys an impressive range of key and cask beers. Plus, there’s live music from the finest in Nottingham’s music scene (curated by the Maze), street food, and a family-friendly afternoon.
So, without further ado, scroll on for the full details…
Friday 18th May 2018, 3pm-10pm
Saturday 19th May 2018, midday-10pm
(Family-friendly afternoon: Saturday 19th May 2018, midday-4pm)
Castle Rock Brewery. Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB
THE BEER LIST
There will be 20 cask beers and 20 keg beers on at any time during the festival. View the beer list.
THE LINE UP
Smoqued will be serving up Mexican-inspired street food from the side of their bespoke 1973 Citroen H Van. They’re part of Nottingham Street Food Club (a.k.a. the city’s hub of fresh and mouthwatering fast food) so you know it’ll be tasty.
[Smoqued will be here on both Friday 18th and Saturday 19th]
It’s getting toastie up in here! Big Melt brings “Gourmet Cheese Toasties” to the Yard Party – think chilli jam, caramelised onion, or a classic cheese and tomato for humble folk. This street food pop-up company uses a local artisan Sourdough, and is sure delight adults and kids and kidults.
Curated by Mr Minion and Friends! On Saturday from midday-4pm, the Yard Party is family-friendly. Look for the teddy bear on the site map, where you’ll find a DJ, face painting, mascots and MAD Inflatables.
We’ll be running five brewery tours throughout the Yard Party, and they’re free! Tours are a great way to experience hands-on brewing. Hear our stories, stroll behind the scenes, see the pumping beery heart of who we are. Tour numbers are limited, so it’s first come first served, and tours will leave on time!
Look for the bow and arrow on the site map to find the meeting point.
Friday 18th: 3pm, 5pm
Saturday 19th: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
THE VAT & FIDDLE
During the Yard Party, there will be two tap takeovers in the Vat & Fiddle: in the main bar you’ll find an Abbeydale Tap Takeover, hosted by the Abbeydale team, and in the Visitors’ Centre an “Imperial Tap Takeover”, featuring Anarchy, Turning Point, Totally Brewed and more.
View details about the Abbeydale Tap Takeover here, and the Imperial Tap Takeover here.
The Yard Party bar accepts cash and card. Huzzah!
Our friends at DG taxis are offering a discounted rate to Yard Party goers. If you book your taxi to or from the event using their app, and pay by card, you’ll receive 20% off your fare. Just use the discount code ENGLAND when booking.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE TRAIN STATION:
Exiting the front of the train station, you’ll see a big blue tower peeking out over the edge of the bridge – that’s us! Head down the hill on your left and you’ll be there in no time.
If you’re not drinking at the Yard Party and need to park your car, you’ll find a pay and display car park on Traffic Street, just on the other side of the brewery.
There are multiple toilet facilities on site, including an accessible toilet, located just inside the main warehouse.