‘AU-GEUZE-ST’ FESTIVAL OF SOUR, WILD, FUNK & MIXED FERMENTATION!
FROM 15TH - 31ST AUGUST
FUGGLES TUNBRIDGE WELLS & TONBRIDGE
Craft beer has seen some amazing things happen over the past 5 years. As have we. And along the way we’ve discovered some utterly outstanding breweries making some outstanding beers. We’ve also learnt a lot - and one of those of things we’ve learnt is that mixed fermentation, wild and sour beers (that is beers fermented with wild, funky, different or mixed strains of yeast) are utterly delicious. We’ve turned people who don’t drink beer into beer lovers thanks to these critter filled beers and as we’ve recently taken a shipment of amazing mixed fermentation bottles in from the US too (plus, we’ve got a cellar full of rare aged bottles).
We’ll be kicking things off on the 15th with a bottle tasting from our cellars. This will focus on bottles we’ve aged, hidden away and matured over the years for you. It may also include some new bits you’ve not yet tried!
What to expect: 6 beers on tap at each site focusing on mixed fermentation, including Pales, Sours, Fruit, Saisons, Farmhouse ales, Wild Ales and well anything in-between. We’ve a rare keg of Cantillon stashed away for an event like this, plus some aged beers too.
Alongside this we’ll also have some of our large format (750ml) bottles available by the glass throughout the festival.
And throughout the festival, we’ll also be offering 10% off any of our sharing bottles to drink in or take away! For our full bottle list (including bottles already on our lists, check out our Food & Drink page for our latest bottle lists)
Featured breweries (hopefully anyway, some keg, some bottle): Burning Sky (UK), Little Earth Project (UK), The Kernel (UK), Wild Beer Co (UK), Yonder (UK), Chorlton (UK), Lindemans (Belgium), Boon (Belgium), Beersel (Belgium), De Cam (Belgium), Alvinne (Belgium), Cantillon (Belgium), Girardin (Belgium), 3 Fontenein (Belgium), Tilquin (Belgium), Verzet (Belgium), Orval (Belgium), Nevel Artisanal (Netherlands), Garden Path (US), Free Will (US), Fonta Flora (US) PLUS more to be confirmed!
Currently the following breweries will have kegs and/or bottles tapped/available to purchase on the following dates throughout the festival: *the breweries listed above will still feature at various points too throughout the festival, either on tap or in bottle format - check us out on UnTappd page for current lists, social media channels or check out our Food & Drink page which also has a link to our current tap & bottle lists!
Thursday 15th August - Kernel and Cantillon!
Tunbridge Wells: Rare Kernel Saisons (Small Damson Citra, Apricot, Nelson Sauvin) and Cantillon Grand Cru Brouscella (2011!)
Tonbridge: Rare Kernel Saisons (Redcurrant, Sour Cherry, Hallertau) and Cantillon Gambrinus
Bottles available (aside from our existing stock of treats, some highlighted below):
Wild Beer Co: Coolship 2019, Beyond Modus 2016(!)
Chorlton: Dark Matter 2018
The Kernel Brewery: Biere du Saison - Nelson Sauvin, Damson
Burning Sky: This Land, Fantome Farmhouse Collaboration
De Ranke: Mirakel
Tilquin: Gueze Ancienne, Stout Rullquin
Lindemans: Cuvee Renee Gueze
3 Fontenein: Oude Gueze, Cuvee Armand & Gaston
Alongside all existing stock listed on our bottle lists
Monday 19th August - US Mixed Fermentation delights!
Tunbridge Wells: Kegs from Free Will Brewing Co (Some Kinda Potion, Kriek Nouveau, Life On Pears, Peachy McPeachface) and Garden Path (The Easy Going Drink)
Tonbridge: Kegs from Free Will Brewing Co (Kousa Saison, Saison In The Key Of Life, Cranberry Farmhouse, Saison de Rose) and Garden Path (Patient Fish In The Sea)
We will also have a huge range of bottles from Free Will, Garden Path and Alesong available from this date in both pubs… Some of these, well most, have not been seen in the UK before and in some cases, we have the only bottles available in the UK… Bottles available below:
Fonta Flora: Brine, Freaks & Clips, Sedentary Reverance
Garden Path: The Old School The New, Wet Hopped Ship, Prime Barrel Aged, Flowered, Easy Going Drink
Free Will: Kriek Nouveau, Clifford The Big Red Quad, Absconded
Alesong: Kind of Blue, Common Nectar
Thursday 22nd August - Belgian Sours!
Tunbridge Wells: Kegs from Alvinne (Cuvee Sofie, Dog Didn’t Bark) and Tilquin (Gueze, Quetsche & Mure) available on tap
Tonbridge: Kegs from Alvinne (Cuvee Sofie, Alvino 2018) and Tilquin (Gueze, Quetsche & Mure) available on tap
Cantillon bottles (Gueze, Lamvinus, Vigneronne) alongside some more 3 Fontenein (Golden Blend & Tuverbol) this years HORAL Megablend and Lindemans Cuvee Rene Kriek... Provided they arrive with us in time, they will also be available on this date to purchase. Watch this space!
Monday 26th August - Little Earth Project & Burning Sky!
Tunbridge Wells: Little Earth Project (Organic Harvest Saison 2018 & Brett Organic Stock Ale) and Burning Sky (Cuvee & Petite Saison) available on tap
Tonbridge: Little Earth Project (Folly Road 2018 & Heritage Porter) and Burning Sky (Out Of The Void & Petite Saison) available on tap
LOCAL & LIVE 2019
AUGUST 23RD - 25TH
CALVERLEY GROUNDS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
This years Local & Live is back! And we’ll be there again pouring beers all weekend - including the launch of our collaboration with Gun Brewery - ‘Calistrawbication’ - A strawberry California Common Ale at 5pm on the Friday night.
Alongside a great range of beer and cider we’ll also be pouring cocktails this year alongside our usual range of fantastic Gin’s and Wine.
Local & Live is a free festival featuring hundreds of local acts across the weekend live on stage in the park. We’re really proud to support the festival and help raise funds through the bar to help make it happen.
TUNBRIDGE WELLS BEER WEEKEND
SEPTEMBER 5TH - 8TH
VARIOUS VENUES, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Seeing as everyone enjoyed last year we thought we’d do it again! So we’re back and busy helping organise this years Beer Weekend! Expect tap takeovers, talks and tastings, walks and history and brewery open days throughout the weekend! More details to follow, but get that weekend in the diary.
What to expect at Fuggles: Verdant Tap Takeover, beer tastings and talks, brewing talks/demos, cheese and beer tastings, sensory deprivation tastings and a best of Belgium showcase.
Plus, we’ll also be kicking the weekend off with a beer brewed especially for the weekend from Pig & Porter at 5pm on Thursday 5th! Don’t forget to head over to the Beer Weekend listing page for details of everything happening around the town!
FUGGLES EVENT LISTINGS FOR BEER WEEKEND:
Thursday 5th, all day - VERDANT Tap Takeover!
One of the UK’s most exciting breweries specialising in producing outrageous hop forward beers. We’ll have 10 beers on tap available all day, including the following on keg:
Allen, People Money Space, Pulp, Lightbulb, What’s Done Is Done, Roy I Want a HILUX, Dappled, Mary Lou
Thursday 5th, 7pm - Cheese & Beer Pairing
Our ‘Man of Cheese’, Doug, is hosting a cheese and beer matching evening for Beer Weekend - we’ll be showcasing 6 of our favourite cheeses matched to 6 beers, showcasing the wonderful array and range of flavours. Tickets are £15, including 6 beers and cheese to go with. Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
Friday 6th, 7pm - Rare Dark Beer tasting
We’ll be digging into our cellars and sourcing some hard to find dark beers for a tasting. We’ll be tasting 6 beers, including some rarities from Old Chimneys Brewery, Free Will, De Struisse and Moor Beer Co… Tickets are £15 for 6 beers with Alex on hand to take you through them all. Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
Saturday 7th, 3pm - Sensory deprivation beer tasting
Ever wondered how our senses, particularly our eyes, impact upon the flavour of beer and our perceptions of it? It’s amazing how our senses can impact what we taste - we’ll be tasting beers whilst restricting out senses ability to their usual job - will it impact your perception of the beer? We shall see! Tickets are £15. Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
Saturday 7th, 7pm - Rare Sour Beer tasting
We’ll be digging into our cellars and sourcing some hard to find sour beers for a tasting. We’ll be tasting 6 beers, including beers from De Cam, Alesong, Garden Path & 3 Fontenein… Tickets are £15 for 6 beers with Alex on hand to take you through them all. Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
Sunday 8th, 1pm - Beer School Session - Hops & Malt with Paul Bourzinan from Tonbridge Brewery
Ever wanted to learn more about what makes beer? Ever wanted to discover more about hops and malt? Keen homebrewer, or someone looking to get started? This is going to be a great hour focussing on hops, malt and their impact upon the beer we drink. Tickets are £5 each, which includes a pint from Tonbridge Brewery on arrival! Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
Sunday 8th, 3pm - Beer School Session - Off Flavours in beer
Ever thought to yourself - this beer isn’t right? Well, here’s a chance to learn why and how it happens. We’ll be discussing and looking at the main ‘off flavours’ in beer - from Diacetyl to Oxidisation. Using the AROXA programme we’ll be deliberately spiking beers with off flavours to help educate you in your brewing knowledge, or, just to empower you further as a drinker! Tickets are £5 each, which includes use of the tasting kit and samples! Click here to purchase via Eventbrite, or pop in to avoid the booking fee!
THE SMALL HOLDING - KITCHEN TAKEOVER!
sunday SEPTEMBER 29TH 12 - 7PM
We’re teaming up with our friends over in Kilndown and letting Will Devlin and his team take over our kitchen for the day as part of Tunbridge Wells Food Month. This is a unique chance to enjoy food from Kent Chef of The Year, Will Devlin, alongside beers and wines from Fuggles Beer Cafe.
Here’s a bit about The Small Holding for those who haven’t yet had the chance:
”Named as one of the best restaurants in Kent, The Small Holding restaurant and bar at Kilndown is nestled in one acre of beautiful countryside. With growing, foraging and cooking at the heart of everything we do, our kitchen maintains a unique connection between farm and table, and prides itself in being able to serve up honest food that is full of seasonal imagination and flavour”
The day’s menu will feature some of their favourite small plates and lighter dishes from their menu and we’ll have beer & wine paired to each dish too.
Bookings are being taken on a limited basis and we will be serving walk-ins all day too - to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here - Please mention Fuggles when booking (and please note, bookings can only be taken via The Small Holding, not via Fuggles!)
Their provisional menu for the day is looking like this:
Rock oysters £3 each
Squash bao bun £7
Fermented carrots, cobnuts £5
Roast onion focaccia £4
Harry’s crispy chicken wings £8
Small holding pork taco £10
Miso roast cod £11
Mutton toasty £12
Cured trout & caviar £10
Duck, honey, lavender £12
Cheese from Fuggles Beer Cafe will be available
*please note, Fuggles will not be serving food from their own menu on this date, other than cheese boards