Bristol: the UK’s pizza and craft beer capital
Nestled in South West England, Bristol City is making waves as the unexpected pizza and craft beer capital of the UK, thanks to the culinary prowess of Zerodegrees Microbrewery and Pizzarova Restaurant. Not only has Zerodegrees Microbrewery claimed the prestigious “Pizza of the Year” title at the National Pizza Awards 2023, but the city has also bagged the “Plant-Based Pizza of the Year” award, courtesy of Pizzarova and their talented chef, Raphael Persighetti. Watch DineOut’s coverage with BBC Radio 2 host, Nigel Barden, here on YouTube.
Bristol’s culinary excellence doesn’t stop at pizza – the city is also renowned for its vibrant craft beer scene, with Zerodegrees Microbrewery leading the charge as the first microbrewery ever established in Bristol.
At the forefront of Bristol’s pizza revolution is Zerodegrees Microbrewery Restaurant, a pioneer in the city’s culinary landscape. Not only do they boast the coveted title of “Pizza of the Year,” but they also hold the distinction of being Bristol’s very first microbrewery. Zerodegrees seamlessly combines the art of brewing with the craft of pizza-making, creating an unparalleled dining experience for Bristolians and visitors alike.
Bristol’s Microbrewery and Craft Beer Scene
Bristol’s love affair with craft beer extends well beyond Zerodegrees, with a plethora of microbreweries adding their unique flavours to the city’s vibrant scene. Let’s take a look at some of the prominent players shaping Bristol’s craft beer culture:
- Fierce & Noble: Known for their bold and innovative brews, Fierce & Noble has carved a niche for itself in Bristol’s craft beer landscape.
- Arbor: A stalwart in Bristol’s brewing community, Arbor has been delighting beer enthusiasts with their diverse range of beers, each telling a story of craftsmanship and passion.
- Wiper & True: This brewery is a testament to the city’s commitment to quality. Wiper & True’s dedication to traditional brewing methods and exceptional ingredients make them a standout in Bristol
- New Bristol: Breaking boundaries with every batch, New Bristol Brewery pushes the envelope of brewing creativity. Their commitment to experimentation results in a constantly evolving beer menu.
- Moor: Known for their no-nonsense approach to brewing, Moor Beer Company has become a household name in Bristol. Their straightforward, high-quality beers speak volumes about the city’s brewing heritage.
- Left Handed Giant: This brewery’s commitment to sustainability and ethical practices sets them apart. Left Handed Giant’s beers are not only delicious but also reflect a deep sense of responsibility to the environment.
- Good Chemistry: As the name suggests, Good Chemistry Brewing focuses on the perfect blend of ingredients to create harmonious and flavourful beers. Their commitment to quality has earned them a dedicated fan base.
Bristol City’s rise as the pizza capital of the UK is not just a testament to the culinary mastery of Zerodegrees and Pizzarova but also shines a spotlight on the city’s flourishing craft beer scene. From Zerodegrees, the pioneering microbrewery and pizza haven, to the diverse array of craft breweries like Fierce & Noble, Arbor, Wiper & True, Dawkins, New Bristol, Moor, Left Handed Giant, and Good Chemistry, Bristol is a haven for foodies and beer enthusiasts alike. As you savour a slice of award-winning pizza paired with a locally crafted brew, you’re not just indulging in a meal; you’re experiencing the rich flavors of Bristol’s culinary and brewing renaissance.
Cheers to Bristol.