GOSFORTH WINTER BEER FESTIVAL 2020
Friday 21 February, 5pm - Late | Saturday 22 February, 12pm - Late Sunday 23 February, 12pm - 8pm
Northern Alchemy - 'Norwegian lager'
Outthere - 'Love Heart Sour'
Zapato & Pressure Drop - 'You are free'
Deep Creek - 'Dusty Gringo'
Bone Machine - 'Swordfish Trombone'
Aegir - 'Redhead'
Chorlton - 'Brett Kellerbier'
Cloudwater - 'All The Things They Say, Tell Us All The Things They Are'
Lost & Grounded - 'No Rest For Dancers’
As 2020 is the year of our fifth Gosforth Beer Festival, we just couldn't wait until the summer, so we're gonna shake off the winter blues with a weekend full of beer, street food and free entertainment for all ages with a bonus Winter Beer Festival!
Come in, cosy up and take part.
We're dropping the sun soaked pales, sours and IPAs for the comfort of Stouts, Porters and Best Bitters pouring from our ever rotating 20 tap bar. There will be live music, including a roaring set from Bagdaddies on Friday night and a Live in the Lounge programmed stage on Saturday, alongside street food from GCT favourites and new names, and look out for some family entertainment on Saturday afternoon.
We’ll have 20 taps on over the weekend which will include 10 cask and 10 keg which will be rotated throughout the weekend.
Here is the first batch of beer we can announce - with much more to be announced before the festival
Cloudwater - 'Younger than Jesterday'
Moor - 'Smokey Horyzon'
Cullercoats - 'Fortified Rocket'
Allendale - 'Winter Ale'
Outthere - 'Nueva Cassini'
Two by Two - 'Flying Rhino'
First & Last - 'Damson Porter'
McColls - 'Lady Marmalade'
Friday 21 February from 7pm
We're having a party on the Friday night of Gosforth Winter Beer Festival! The Baghdaddies’ exuberant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour.
Live in the Lounge Presents...
THE KENTUCKY COW TIPPERS, EVE SIMPSON & HAMBONE
Saturday 22 February from 6pm
Saturday sees a specially curated line-up on the Live in the Lounge Presents… stage, which is headlined by Kentucky Cowtippers. The self-appointed Bluegrass Kings of the North will be joined by South Shields singer-songwriter Eve Simpson, delivering her uniquely mesmerising vocals and devastating lyrics. Hambone, the house band of Newcastle’s Monkey Junk Blues Club, will also take to the stage to serve up a bellyful of traditional, gospel, delta and 12 bar blues.
Street Food from...
GOODTIMES TACOS, SHANTY TOWN, CHEESE SIR!, COCINA PERU, MEMORIES OF THE BLACK FOREST & MEAT SALT SMOKE
Sampling amazing beer is guaranteed to work up an appetite. Fortunately, the festival has a mouth-watering roster of street food vendors, including Goodtimes Tacos, Shanty Town, Cheese Sir!, Cocina Peru and Memories of the Black Forest. Meat Salt Smoke from Gateshead’s butchery gurus Block & Bottle will also be supplying salami all weekend, for those who love to snack as they sup.
Family Entertainment from...
JESSE WARD BUBBLEOLOGIST & GCT GAMING
The entertainment also extends beyond the stage, with Saturday and Sunday afternoons serving up something for the whole family. On Saturday, mums and dads can supervise with a beer in hand while Bubbleologist Jesse Ward keeps the little ones entertained. Sunday sees the return of the ever-popular retro consoles from GCT Gaming – a chance for parents to introduce the kids to the joys of the Sega Mega Drive or Commodore 64.
YOUR JOURNEY & PARKING
Gosforth Civic Theatre is right next to (literally 2 minutes walk from) Regent Centre Metro Station and Bus Interchange, which means we're on a host of major transport links including Tyne & Wear Metro, Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East bus services and via car from Great North Road. Please visit our YOUR VISIT section of our website to find directions and the best way to arrive at GCT.
We have a small, free car park but this will be very busy and part reserved for artists and food traders over the weekend, so it's best to avoid planning on parking directly at the venue. Please keep this in mind if you're driving over; we detail alternative parking on our YOUR VISIT page so check it out!
We are a fully accessible venue; all entrances are wheelchair accessible and automatic, there are three accessible toilets on the premises and each area of the building is on one level. Please let us know if you have any questions about access and find out how we can assist.