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 keg and cask beers. Plus, there’s live music from the finest in Nottingham’s music scene (curated by Revolution Sounds), street food, and a family-friendly afternoon.
So, without further ado, scroll on for the full details…
Friday 15th May 2020, 3pm-10:30pm
Saturday 16th May 2020, 3pm-10:30pm
Castle Rock Brewery, Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB
THE BEER LIST
There will be over 20 cask beers and 60 in keg, with a total of t least 40 on at any one time. Plus ciders. And a gin bar.
Watch this space for the confirmed beer list.
We’ll also have a super sweet* cider and perry list to boot, too.
*Medium and dry included!
THE LINE UP
TBC! Revolution Sounds will be providing the jams, grooves, head bangers and other dance-inducing vibrations.
Vanessa’s Veganza will be back for the second year running, serving vegan street food, chips and more.
Vanessa’s is our very own head of food and nothing quite does it for her like a good party with good food! Stop by to see what all the fuss was about last year.
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]
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!
Head to the big steel gates at the entrance (next to the Vat and Fiddle) a few minutes before the tour starts and let our guides do the rest.
FRIDAY: 5pm, 7pm
SATURDAY: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
THE VAT & FIDDLE
Will be open as usual to all customers, including those not attending the Yard Party.
As always, they will have tasty snacks and cobs on offer, as well as a fully decked out bar featuring even more beer, cider, spirits and soft drinks.
Yard Party attendees will have a wrist band and so can go wherever they please, however those without won’t be able to enter the Yard Party.
The Yard Party bar accepts cash and card. Huzzah!
DG Cars will be offering a generous £5 off all rides for everyone attending the Yard Party, so leave the car at home and enjoy! We’ll be popping the discount code in the Yard Party brochure, so you’ll need to download the DG app to redeem this offer.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE TRAIN STATION:
Exiting the front of the train station, you’ll see a ginormous building to your left with a crane or two. Head towards that and look for the blue tower peeking out – that’s us! Head down the hill and you’ll be there in no time.
Due to all the investment going on in this area of the city, parking spots are few and far between. Your best bet is to use public transport or get a taxi, but, if you need to drive, you may find a space in the pay and display on Traffic Street.
There are multiple toilet facilities on site, including an accessible toilet.