UK brew­ing heavy­weights amongst first Brew­eries An­nounced For FyneFest 2017.

The Oban Times - - Scotfest17 -

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EERS from the UK’s most crit­i­cally- ac­claimed brew­eries will be avail­able in Ar­gyll this sum­mer at Fyne Ales’ an­nual FyneFest event.

The June fes­ti­val, which at­tracts over 2,000 vis­i­tors to Glen Fyne, will fea­ture brew­eries in­clud­ing Beaver­town, Magic Rock, Siren, Bux­ton, and Manch­ester’s Cloud­wa­ter Brew­ing Co, re­cently named the fifth best brew­ery in the world by re­spected beer scor­ing web­site, Rate­beer.

Rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land along­side the fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers, es­tab­lished names in­clud­ing Fierce Beer and Ed­in­burgh’s Pilot brew­ery will be on of­fer; while fel­low Scots brew­eries Out of Town, Up Front and Cam­per­van will be fea­tured along­side other new brew­eries in­clud­ing Corn­wall’s Ver­dant and Chel­tenham’s Deya Brew­ing Co. In to­tal, over 160 beers from over 35 brew­eries from the UK and Europe will be avail­able at the 2017 fes­ti­val tak­ing place from 2- 4 June, 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 spe­cial­re­lease 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, while in the Main Bar, a tap will be re­served for rare and ex­clu­sive keg beers that will be tapped at spe­cific in­ter­vals. Ed­in­burgh’s Cam­per­van Brew­ing will use its mo­bile pilot brew kit to brew an ex­clu­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion beer in the fes­ti­val field dur­ing the week­end.

Along­side the wide se­lec­tion of beer on of­fer, the fes­ti­val will serve ciders, wines, spir­its, and cock­tails on site to com­pli­ment the eleven lo­cal and award- win­ning food ven­dors con­firmed to at­tend, in­clud­ing long- time Fyne Ales col­lab­o­ra­tor, Loch Fyne Oys­ters. The fes­ti­vals mu­sic line- up, known for its di­ver­sity of styles, has been con­firmed with lo­cal act Dr Hip & The Blues Oper­a­tion head­lin­ing along­side award- win­ning ska band Bomb­skare.

Many of fes­ti­val- go­ers favourite fea­tures will re­turn, with Fyne Ales promis­ing an im­proved Walk­ers Bar for those who de­cide to ven­ture up the glen, and the re­turn of Scot­land’s big­gest pub quiz on the Satur­day after­noon in the Brew­ery Court­yard. The fam­i­lyfriendly event, which also wel­comes dogs, has a full pro­gramme of chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment planned to keep lit­tle ones amused over the three- day event.

Fur­ther de­tails of FyneFest 2017, in­clud­ing ticket in­for­ma­tion can be found on the FyneFest web­site. Ad­di­tional fes­ti­val an­nounce­ments are ex­pected soon – fes­ti­val­go­ers are en­cour­aged to keep an eye on Fyne Ales on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram for the lat­est news.

BREW­ERIES AN­NOUNCED

Beaver­town Brew­ery Bux­ton Brew­ery Cam­per­van Brew­ery Cloud­wa­ter Brew­ing Co Deya Brew­ing Co Fierce Beer Fyne Ales Hawk­shead Brew­ery Magic Rock Brew­ing Out of Town Brew­ing Pilot Siren Brew­ing Co Thorn­bridge Up Front Brew­ing Co Ver­dant Brew­ing Co Wild Beer Co

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