It has just been announced that this year’s Hop City won’t be taking place due to Coronavirus precautions. The yearly event showcases the best in hop-forward beers and is run by Northern Monk.
The announcement stated:
“Unfortunately due to the current state of affairs relating to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we are making the call to cancel the upcoming edition of Hop City.”
“It is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we are heartbroken not to be able to welcome you to Leeds this year to celebrate our annual invitational at Northern Monk Refectory. It is a decision that we have taken solely in the interest of public health and to hopefully contribute to delaying the spread of this virus.”
We’re still waiting to see if other beer festivals will be affected by COVID-19, including BrewDog’s AGM.