Tickets released: Brewery Tours & Glasgow Buses!

A quick update for those who are looking for extras for FyneFest weekend, as today Brewery Tour & Glasgow Bus tickets go on sale.

Fyne Ales Brewery Tours

If you’re looking to enrich your FyneFest weekend, why not book a guided tour of the Fyne Ales brewery? You’ll be shown around our state-of-the-art facility and given insight into the brewing process by an expert from the Fyne Ales team and get to see first hand how and where our award-winning beers are produced!

Tour tickets are priced at £5 per person, with seven tours planned across the weekend at regular intervals. Check the tickets page for full details of times and book quickly, as places on each tour are strictly limited!

Glasgow Bus Service

Each year, we try and make getting to and from the festival as easy as possible with plenty of parking space, local buses for those in Argyll and the final feature – coaches running from Glasgow directly to the festival!

We’ve retained bus ticket prices at the same level as the past two years in order to make the journey up the road as affordable as possible – it’ll set you back just £15 return to get to the festival and back with three travel options available:

  • Fri-Sun – Pickup @ 2pm Friday in Glasgow, depart: 6pm Sunday from the festival
  • Saturday Return – Pickup @ 11am Saturday in Glasgow, depart: 11.45pm Saturday from the festival
  • Sat-Sun – Pickup @ 11am Saturday in Glasgow, depart 6pm Sunday from the festival

All buses pick up and drop off at The Counting House in the centre of Glasgow and all coaches should have plenty of room for camping gear and essentials! For one-way bookings, please email info@fyneales.com.

Tickets are on sale now for both tours and Glasgow buses – as with all FyneFest tickets this year, we ask that you bring printed confirmation of booking with you to the festival!

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FyneFest Brewers Bar 2017 – Kaapse X Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa

Introduced for FyneFest 2016, the FyneFest Brewers Bar is a showcase of some of the best beers from international brewers around Europe, achieve via a partnership between the festival team and beer experts from the continent.

Last year, we were delighted to invite the team from Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, the go-to beer destination in Rome, to curate the beer for the bar showcasing the best beers from Italy and beyond, and we’re excited to welcome them back to the Brewers Bar for 2017.

However, like much of FyneFest 2017, the Brewers Bar is getting bigger and better this year, and there will be an additional set of taps in the bar, as well as increased capacity. With more taps, comes more opportunity to showcase outstanding beer, so we’ve invited Rotterdam brewing legends Kaapse Brouwers to go back-to-back with the Ma Che team and take charge of half of the bar’s beer selection.

We’re excited to be teaming up with major forces in European beer and can’t wait to see what our curators bring along for this year’s festival. With the likes of De Molen, Brewfist and Nogne Ø  amongst last year’s chosen brewers, we’re confident that FyneFest 2017 will once again be a showcase of the best beers from all around Europe.

Tickets are on sale now.


UK brewing heavyweights amongst first breweries announced for FyneFest 2017.

FyneFest, the UK’s biggest beer, music and food festival, will feature beers from some of the UK’s best breweries including Cloudwater, Magic Rock, Beavertown, Wild Beer and Siren this summer.

Fyne Ales have announced that their annual festival, this year taking place from 2-4 June 2017, will feature a selection of beers from the UK’s top breweries. In addition to Cloudwater, who were recently named fifth best brewery in the world by Ratebeer, other established names including Magic Rock, Beavertown, Wild Beer, Thornbridge, Buxton and Hawkshead breweries beers will be showcased.

Cornwall’s Verdant and Cheltenham’s Deya breweries will make their debut at the festival; two of the most talked about breweries in the UK, their beers are likely to be in high demand at the festival in Argyll.

Representing Scotland alongside the festival organisers, beers from Fierce Beer and Edinburgh’s Pilot brewery will be on offer; while Out of Town, Up Front and Campervan brewing will also be featured as part of a new brewery showcase. Over 160 beers from over 35 breweries from the UK and Europe will be available at the 2017 festival, with more announcements due in the coming weeks.

The breweries announcement is part of an exciting wave of news about FyneFest 2017, including a range of new beer-centric initiatives within the festival.

“While we’re proud of the fact that FyneFest brings together elements of music festivals and food festivals, beer is the star of the show for the majority of festival-goers,” explained Fyne Ales Managing Director, Jamie Delap. “Developing on the success of the Brewers’ Bar introduced last year, we’re putting even more focus on beer for 2017. We’re delighted to announce our first batch of brewery partners, and to introduce three new beer concepts for this year’s festival: Brewers Panels, timed special-release tappings and an on-site micro-brew.”

The Brewers Panels will see representatives from some of the UK’s leading breweries come together to discuss beers of specific styles, and answer questions from attendees, who’ll also be treated to pours of limited release beers during each panel. One panel will be the New Brewery Showcase, inviting a selection of new breweries to discuss their experiences in setting up their businesses.

The festival will also offer attendees the chance to experience rare and exclusive beers from partner brewers through timed tappings on the Brewers Selection tap. At regular intervals during Friday and Saturday evening, a new, special beer will be poured from a specific tap on the festival’s Main Bar. Furthermore, Campervan Brewing will use its mobile pilot brew kit to brew an exclusive collaboration beer in the festival field during the weekend.

Returning in 2017, the Brewers’ Bar will be home to the festival’s international beer offerings, bringing craft beer from some of Europe’s leading breweries to Glen Fyne this summer.

With an increase in beers comes and increase in taps – this year the Main Bar will feature over forty taps pouring simultaneously, while the Walkers Bar and Brewers Bar will also feature additional lines for thirsty festival-goers. The Courtyard Bar and Tap Room also return hosting a full live music programme and the annual FyneFest Festival Quiz.

Further details of FyneFest 2017, including ticket information can be found on the FyneFest website. Additional brewery announcements are expected soon.