#FyneFest19 – Five Festival Updates pt.4
Welcome back to the Fyne Ales blog – we’re here once again with heaps (well, five bits) of FyneFest news!
1. International Guest Bars Announced: Shelton Bros Inc & Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa!
Each year, we reach out to our beer friends around the world to offer them the chance to showcase what they do at FyneFest as one of our international guest bars. These bars with their own dedicated taps and tent, each showcase the amazing beer being produced by a specific region – we’ve previously hosted Rotterdam’s Kaapse, showcasing the best of The Netherlands and Copenhagen’s Fermentoren who brought us some amazing Scandianvian beers.
And oh boy, we’re excited tell you about this year’s guest bars…
For the first time in FyneFest history, the Americans are coming, as Shelton Brothers join the #TenYearsOfFun celebrations with their own bar in the Brewers Bar tent. For those unfamiliar with our stateside pals, Shelton Brothers are one of the biggest importers and distributors of craft beer in the USA, working with an incredible range of international and domestic US breweries. Each year they invite us to pour at their annual mega-fest, The Festival, alongside some of the world’s best breweries, and this year we’ve reciprocated by asking them if they’d do us the honour of hosting their own bar in the Glen. Want to get excited? Check out the incredible line-up at last year’s edition of The Festival while singing Bruce Springsteen to yourself: http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/festival-beer-list/.
Joining them in the Brewers Bar are our very good friends from Italy, Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa. Vehemently professed as operators of the best bar in Europe by Fyne Ales Marketing Manager Iain, the Ma Che team have become part of the FyneFest family, bringing us incredible Italian (and European beers) with their pop-up beer every year for the past four years. We’re so pleased they’re once again bringing the best of the continent to the Glen for FyneFest 2019 – we couldn’t do the festival without them!
2. FyneFest X Pellicle: Meet-The-Brewers
Introduced in 2017, each year we ask the brewers who come to party with us to give up a wee bit of their festival time to talk beer, brewing and answer your questions about this mad industry we work in. For 2019, we’re handing the reins over to our pals at new publication, Pellicle, to curate and host the informal talks.
For the first time, the panels will be free to attend, with an exclusive can and bottle bar in the venue to give you something interesting to sip during the chat. The Pellicle team have put together an awesome list of talks and we’ll be revealing panelists very soon, so if you’re keen to meet, listen to and ask questions of some of the UK’s best brewers, head over to the website to check out what’s on and book your ticket.
3. FyneFest Tours Tickets!
Want to check out the Fyne Ales brewery while you’re attending FyneFest? Tickets for brewery tours are now on sale!
The 35-minute tours take in our state-of-the art brewery, lead by a member of the Fyne Ales team who’ll also provide you with information about the history and growth of our brewery.
4. All aboard – bus tickets on sale now!
Tickets for the Glasgow FyneFest bus service are now on sale from the website! These dedicated coaches travel to and from Glasgow city centre to the festival across the weekend, to make it easy for those without cars to join us for the weekend! Tickets are just £9.50 each way!
We’re also taking bookings for the local bus service – for anyone who is looking for travel to/from Inveraray, Furnace, Strachur, Arrochar or Cairndow, give us a call (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) on 01499 600120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Volunteer Applications Closed!
We had a great response to our call for volunteers at FyneFest, a huge thanks to everyone who applied! We’ll be reaching out to everyone who submitted in the next week or so to confirm our team for this year’s festival.
That’s it for the latest in #FyneFest19 news for now – be sure to stay tuned to our social media profiles for the latest: