UK brewing heavyweights amongst first breweries announced for FyneFest 2017.
FyneFest, the UK’s biggest beer, music and food festival, will feature beers from some of the UK’s best breweries including Cloudwater, Magic Rock, Beavertown, Wild Beer and Siren this summer.
Fyne Ales have announced that their annual festival, this year taking place from 2-4 June 2017, will feature a selection of beers from the UK’s top breweries. In addition to Cloudwater, who were recently named fifth best brewery in the world by Ratebeer, other established names including Magic Rock, Beavertown, Wild Beer, Thornbridge, Buxton and Hawkshead breweries beers will be showcased.
Cornwall’s Verdant and Cheltenham’s Deya breweries will make their debut at the festival; two of the most talked about breweries in the UK, their beers are likely to be in high demand at the festival in Argyll.
Representing Scotland alongside the festival organisers, beers from Fierce Beer and Edinburgh’s Pilot brewery will be on offer; while Out of Town, Up Front and Campervan brewing will also be featured as part of a new brewery showcase. Over 160 beers from over 35 breweries from the UK and Europe will be available at the 2017 festival, with more announcements due in the coming weeks.
The breweries announcement is part of an exciting wave of news about FyneFest 2017, including a range of new beer-centric initiatives within the festival.
“While we’re proud of the fact that FyneFest brings together elements of music festivals and food festivals, beer is the star of the show for the majority of festival-goers,” explained Fyne Ales Managing Director, Jamie Delap. “Developing on the success of the Brewers’ Bar introduced last year, we’re putting even more focus on beer for 2017. We’re delighted to announce our first batch of brewery partners, and to introduce three new beer concepts for this year’s festival: Brewers Panels, timed special-release tappings and an on-site micro-brew.”
The Brewers Panels will see representatives from some of the UK’s leading breweries come together to discuss beers of specific styles, and answer questions from attendees, who’ll also be treated to pours of limited release beers during each panel. One panel will be the New Brewery Showcase, inviting a selection of new breweries to discuss their experiences in setting up their businesses.
The festival will also offer attendees the chance to experience rare and exclusive beers from partner brewers through timed tappings on the Brewers Selection tap. At regular intervals during Friday and Saturday evening, a new, special beer will be poured from a specific tap on the festival’s Main Bar. Furthermore, Campervan Brewing will use its mobile pilot brew kit to brew an exclusive collaboration beer in the festival field during the weekend.
Returning in 2017, the Brewers’ Bar will be home to the festival’s international beer offerings, bringing craft beer from some of Europe’s leading breweries to Glen Fyne this summer.
With an increase in beers comes and increase in taps – this year the Main Bar will feature over forty taps pouring simultaneously, while the Walkers Bar and Brewers Bar will also feature additional lines for thirsty festival-goers. The Courtyard Bar and Tap Room also return hosting a full live music programme and the annual FyneFest Festival Quiz.
Further details of FyneFest 2017, including ticket information, can be found on the FyneFest website. Additional brewery announcements are expected soon – festival-goers are encouraged to keep an eye on Fyne Ales on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.
FyneFest is an annual beer, music and food festival held in the estate of Fyne Ales brewery in Argyll, Scotland. The family-friendly event brings together the best beers from British and international breweries alongside local food and live music acts from around UK.
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ABOUT FYNE ALES
Fyne Ales is a Scottish brewery that has created award-winning real ales and craft beers for over 15 years. All Fyne Ales beers are produced using the finest ingredient, including water sourced from the hills adjacent to the brewery.