Hop & Barley Launch / 3rd Rail Exhibition - 9th May - 24th May 2015

Hop & Barley #4 launch 2015

Hop & Barley Volume 04, ready for the launch

On Saturday, May 9th, we hosted the launch of Vol. 4 of Hop & Barley magazine as part of the very first Leeds Indie Food! On the night there was food & drink from Northern Monk and Bundobust, who both appeared in the magazine's special feature on the Leeds' beer scene! 

Artist Beer Visions

Artist Beer Visions (ABV) exhibition

As well as launching the magazine we were also exhibiting 'Artist Beer Visions (ABV)', an amazing collaborative project which featured fictional beer label art dreamt up and printed by the good folks at 3rd Rail Clothing. The 20 screen-prints, which hung on the diagonal, included work from Drew Millward (whose Dust show had only just left the space), Tom J Newell and Kristyna Baczynski. 

Artist Beer Visions

Artist Beer Visions (ABV)

artist beer visions

Artist Beer Visions (ABV) photo by Jessie Leong

People turned up in their droves to pick up an advance copy of the magazine (and chat with the founders, Mike, Simon and Nick), check out the artwork, whet their whistles on Northern Monk's Rhubarb and Rosemary Blossom IPA and chow down on Bundo's legendary Popcorn & Pops. 

Russell Bisset / Northern Monk

 Russell Bissett from Northern Monk brings back the beer wall (photo by Jessie Leong)

After the launch the exhibition was split across both our site and  Northern Monk's Refectory - so Andy had the joy of hanging those framed prints once again...

Artist Beer Visions

Take a look at the video of the launch which was produced by Little Less Known, you may spot a few familiar faces.