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#FyneFest20 – Meet The Brewers Part Two

Hello and welcome back to our series of blogs introducing the breweries whose beers you can expect to enjoy at FyneFest 2020!

ICYMI the first blog – each week we’ll be introducing 5-10 breweries from this year’s list and explain a little while we chose them for the FyneFest main bar, and what to look out for from them at this year’s festival.


So let’s crack on with another seven breweries joining us in June:

We first met Theo and Gareth from DEYA in February 2017, when their beautifully soft, hop-forward IPAs were making waves at a festival in London. The guys were kind enough to share some of their beers with us and we know pretty much right away we wanted them on the bar at FyneFest – three festivals and two collab brews later – the Cheltenham boys have gone from strength to strength and we had to have them back in the glen for #FyneFest20.
What to expect?
A crowd of brewers making a beeline Steady Rolling Man, their brilliant flagship pale ale.


We’ve been pals with Justin at the team from Moor for quite a few years, first introduced by another Bristol-based brewery, we’re excited to get them back to Glen Fyne for a few beers at FyneFest 2020, and after inviting us to be part of their pro-European collaboration project ‘Citizens of Everywhere’ in Spring last year, it’s only appropriate we include them in our 31 January announcement.
What to expect?
Fyne Ales MD Jamie counts So’Hop as one of his favourite hoppy cask beers, grab a pint with him if you can.


Our second Leeds brewery for 2020, Northern Monk return to FyneFest pouring on cask and keg. From perfectly brewed year-round beers to experimental small-batch brews, Northern Monk’s diversity and ambition make them a must have for a festival – there’s as many reasons to get excited about their 2.8% Light IPA Striding Edge on cask as there is to get excited about their dessert-inspired stouts and heavily-fruited sours.
What to expect?


A newcomer on the FyneFest bar, we’re very pleased to welcome Sheffield’s SMOD to Glen Fyne. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Dann and Martha, SMOD opened their doors in 2019 and we were lucky enough to spend a beautiful afternoon with them at their on-site brewery tap enjoying their expertly crafted beer and their generous hospitality in late Summer last year. We had to return the favour and share the SMOD with FyneFest’ers up at ours.
What to expect?
Crispy lagers and delicate pale ales with their signature flavour profile.


Thornbridge have a unique position as the only brewery to have featured on the bar at every single FyneFest, and who are we to break that streak? Luckily their beers are also pretty great, with stellar cask offerings that makes picking beers for the main bar nice and easy for us and always goes down a treat with festival attendees.
What to expect?
Head Brewer Dom has made a promise to get up to the Glen for the first time since 2016, and if we put it in this blog, he has to keep it right?


We welcomed Dan and Tina from Wander Beyond to Glen Fyne for the first time in 2019, after saying hello at festivals and in their hometown of Manchester, and we’re very glad we did – their adventurous beers brimming with bold flavours were a huge hit on the bar, and their contribution to the overall weekend, taking part in panel talks and generally being lovely, was certainly a good reason to bring them back for 2020.
What to expect?
Big flavours, experimental adjuncts and more.


Yonder Brewing and Blending, to give them their formal title, is an ambitious, small team from the west of England who have embraced the world of fun and funk fully with their small-batch beers, which will be pouring on the Origins Brewing bar at FyneFest 2020. Stuart and the team have been quietly making outstanding sours and saisons alongside a classic pilsner and farmhouse-pale ale since 2018, so it’s about time we got them up to FyneFest!
What to expect?
Funk, fruit and acidity, mostly – but don’t sleep on their clean-fermented beers on the Main Bar.


So that’s our next seven breweries for 2020 and over on the website, you can see all the breweries announced so far!

Come back next week when we’ll reveal another batch of breweries whose beer you can enjoy at FyneFest 2020 and stay tuned to social media tomorrow for more exciting FyneFest news!

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