Craft Beer Rising unveils full line-up at Drygate

Scotland’s biggest collaborative craft beer festival– Craft Beer Rising – has announced its full line-up, promising a weekend of beer, street food and music in Glasgow city centre.

Published 1st Sep 2015
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Hosted in collaboration with Drygate Brewing Co – the UK’s first experiential craft brewery – Craft Beer Rising will take place from the Friday 4th – Saturday 5th of September 2015, with tickets on sale.

Over 2,000 people are expected to attend, building on the success of last year and cementing Craft Beer Rising’s position as the leader of a new wave of festivals that bring together beer, music and street food under one roof.

Taking place across three sessions, guests can look forward to sampling up to 150 beers from 30 local and international breweries, including Williams Bros, Harviestoun, Stewart’s Brewing, West and Drygate.

Craft Beer Rising will feature some of the country’s best DJ talent. Headline acts include DJ Food on Friday and a Friendly Fires DJ set on Saturday.  Saturday will also feature a support set from Prince Fatty and Horseman, known for their take on ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ which featured on the ‘Breaking Bad’ soundtrack.

A Scottish street food offering inspired by sustainable and seasonal produce is set to include Scottish cheeses, smoked salmon salads and even seaweed soups.

Served fresh from the Rabbie’s Highland Bothy, it is hoped that the locally sourced menu might even inspire festival goers to try their hand at beer and food pairing.

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Babu Kitchen (Glasgow curry kitchen), Ugly Burger, Burger Bear, The Meat Merchants (authentic Biltong) and Little Jack Horner (artisan sausage rolls) complete the street food line-up.

Craft Beer Rising has received support as part of the Year of Food and Drink, an initiative delivered by VisitScotland.

Craft Beer Rising founder – Daniel Rowntree – shared his excitement ahead of the festival’s second year in Glasgow: “Craft Beer Rising Glasgow was our fastest selling event to date; which is remarkable given that the festival began in London.

“What this tells us is that there is an incredible appetite for craft beer in Scotland and opportunities where lots of different types of people – from adventurous foodies to craft beer novices - can come together, share experiences and get involved.

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“Drygate proved to be the perfect venue for the festival – which is why we’re coming back for seconds! The fact that Drygate is committed to creating a craft beer experience for everyone – no matter where you are on that journey – completely resonates with Craft Beer Rising and our mission to create an immersive and unforgettable festival experience, quite unlike any other.”

 Drygate’s Operation Director – Colin Johnston – welcomed the festival back to Glasgow’s East End: “We’re delighted to be hosting Craft Beer Rising’s return to Scotland.

“As a craft brewery powered by the spirit of collaboration, we welcome any opportunity to work more closely with other breweries; sharing knowledge, experiences and our passion for craft beer along the way.”

 • Tickets for Craft Beer Rising at Drygate are on sale now for £12 from

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