With the nice weather and light nights now upon us, a beer drinker's thoughts inevitably turn to the Beer Festival season. The Paisley Beer Fest has come and gone and it proved to be a fantastic success with a great range of lovely beers being eagerly supped by the attendees.
The next big beer event on The Beer Monkey's radar is one that should not be missed if you, like me, are someone that enjoys a great day out drinking quality beer in stunning surroundings. The Fyne Ales Fest that takes place over the weekend of 11th/12th of June at the brewery next to the beautiful Loch Fyne and it ticks all the boxes.
Great beer, Tick. Great location, Tick. Great food, Tick. Great people, Tick.
Last year's event was a fantastic success and this year's promises to be even better.
There are over 30 beers available with all the finest beers from the Fyne Ales stable, including this year's Paisley Beer Fest Gold and Silver medal winners, Hurricane Jack and Avalanche.
Last year, the festival was used to launch Fyne Ales' Jarl which has since proved to be one of the most successful beers from Fyne Ales. So much so, that it is now part of their regular range and is now available in bottles.
This year will see the launch of Fyne Ales' Fiddler's Gold. It's described as a well hopped 4.5% golden ale made with a handful of U.S. hop varieties that guarantees that the hop flavour and aroma volume is turned up to the max. Fantastic.
At the moment, brewer Wil and Fyne Ales' Jamie are sourcing some of the best British beers from the best British breweries for the thirsty throats of the beer fest frolickers. Included in this year's beer list are beers from superb brewers such as Bristol Beer Factory, Otley Brewing Co, Moor Beer Company, Thornbridge, Marble, Whim, Oakham, Steel City and Greenjack.
Now, that's what I call a great beer line up.
The festival will take place in a field next to the brewery and for the first time it will run on into the Sunday with an 'After Party' beer and BBQ in the brewery forecourt on the Sunday afternoon. This is open and free to anyone who attended the festival on the Sunday. Camping is also available for those that wish to make a weekend of it.
As far as I'm aware, Renfrewshire Camra and The Three Judges in Glasgow are organising buses to and from the event.
If you are not doing anything that weekend, then you should get yourself up to the Fyne Ales Beer Festival as it is one of the most enjoyable events in the Scottish Beer calender.
To book tickets for the event, please see the Fyne Fest website.