20th - 22nd october - spa valley railway, tunbridge wells
7th west kent camra beer festival
Over 160 beers, 30 ciders and we're there! We'll be running the keg bar at this Spa Valley Railway beer festival showcasing over 20 kegs from both the UK and Europe. Live entertainment, food and drink some vintage train action (steam trains on the Sunday!) Free entry to the beer festival itself all weekend, just buy your glass & tokens and enjoy the festivities. Beer available in the main engine shed in Tunbridge Wells West Station along with beer on the trains and platforms at Eridge & Groombridge. Food provided by Fullers amongst others and The Black Dog cafe will also be in attendance serving coffee & tea for those that need a a pick-me-up or just aren't drinking!
It's also one of the biggest selections of Green Hop beer in the area as well - so arrive early to avoid missing out, they're always the first to sell out!
thursday 2nd november - tonbridge
five points brewing showcase
These guys have been making great beer for years, their Railway Porter has always been one of must stocks and we're looking forward to showcasing the brewery featuring a couple of special releases, including the launch of their new XPA recipe, their Bullion green hopped bitter (featuring hops from Hukins Hops in Tenterden) and a bretted version of Railway Porter (known as Derailed Porter!)
Along with some of London's best cask beer on we'll also be featuring some of their keg range too.
Like you need reminding but we'll be there dispensing drinks as quick as our freezing cold hands will allow us! Back again for the 3rd year, bigger, improved and quicker so we serve even more of you! For ticket info please head over to the Tunbridge Wells Round Table website.
friday 10th november - tunbridge wells
chorlton brewing co - dark matter 2017 launch, 6pm
Mike has asked us for the second time to be part of the launch of 'Dark Matter'. This years limited release is happening in 4 locations - at the brewery in Manchester, Beer Gonzo in Coventry and Grunting Growler in Glasgow. We'll have a few beers on showcasing the latest from Chorlton, as well as a keg of Dark Matter on and a limited number of bottles.
This year’s release is 7.3% and not aged on wild yeast, so more similar to the first ever release of Dark Matter. It’s salty, dark, gently sour and a little lighter in body (but certainly not in colour) due to the addition of Dark Belgian Candi Sugar in the boil. It was steeped with Madagascan single origin cocoa beans which gives it a subtle chocolate aroma that we expect to vary in it’s assertiveness as the beer ages.
We've also a very small number of last years Dark Matter available, for those who like to compare and contrast or just generally geek out.
friday 17th november - tunbridge wells
collabagedon! 7 breweries, 8 beers
We're part of a small bunch of UK Pubs taking part in a national event set up by Andy Parker at Elusive Brew. Each brewery is teaming up and collaborating on various brews - including one massive collaborative brew at Weird Beard involving all 7 breweries!
More info on the whole event is available on the Elusive blog here but the breweries involved are Weird Beard, Elusive, Odyssey, Unity, Affinity, Vibrant Forest and 40FT.
17th november to 1st january - Tunbridge wells ice rink
We're back for the 4th year with our popup bar in Calverley Grounds for the Ice Rink. Skating and beer seems like a perfect combination - plus, Basil Wholefoods will be there providing great snacks and hot drinks. Expect Mulled Wine, Mulled Cider, Christmas beers and more! Book online
We'll also be offering corporate deals/group deals - organise a group of 10+ and get a 30 minute session plus a drink and burger for £15 per person. Terms/limitations apply of course, so please speak to us for details!
SUNDAY 26th november - TONBRIDGE HIGH STREET
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAl, lights switch on
As part of the festive celebrations in Tonbridge this year we're pitching up a stall and joining in the celebrations! We'll have a range of Christmas stocking fillers and presents along with a selection of beers (including some Christmas specials!) and mulled cider to keep you warm!
Events in the pipeline with Darkstar (late November in Tonbridge), West Berkshire Brewery (December in Tunbridge Wells) and Vibrant Forest Brewery (December in Tonbridge) plus more to be announced including Doug's nearly famous Christmas Cheese stall...