Fuggles First Year
What an extraordinary year. We moved into our unit on 1st February 2014 and started producing our ales on 26th April. During the early start there were teething problems as with any business but then Fuggle started to get noticed, and we went from strength to strength.
Within the first 8 months we had produced 7 Quintessential – Quaffable – Quality Ales, the last one to be created was Chapter 7 – Russian Rare-Bit 5.0% Imperial Russian Stout which incidentally went on to win first place in the stout category at the Steel City 40th Beer & Cider Festival in October 2014 held at Kelham Island Museum; we were absolutely surprised and thrilled.
Our first Christmas was a busy one. We bought a pool table, and dartboard in readiness for the brewery tours, one of which was the Mosborough Rugby Team, all dressed in Xmas Jumpers – ‘wot a night’ – brilliant. With Christmas over we thought it would be quiet, but quite the opposite, the orders kept coming.
With March on the horizon we were gearing up for the SIBA BeerX 2015 at ICE Sheffield. We had entered the best design concept, never thinking in our wildest dreams that we would win anything, however we did, and we took the Industry’s Top Award for Best Total Design Concept 2015. We could not believe our ears as the awards rang out, what a finish to our first year, this was the icing on the cake. I have been informed that the curator from the Brewery Museum in Burton upon Trent has requested our exhibit which we created for the award we won, in order to place it in an exhibition in a glass showcase at the museum.
In order to continue to keep up with demand we have just received delivery of our 3rd FV, which is now in-situ and ready to go.
We also enjoyed the long awaited awards night for our stout which won back in October and collected it from the beautiful setting at Thornbridge Hall Hotel on Friday 27th March last, great evening thanks to CAMRA.
Fuggle also rescued a damsel in distress who had been let down with her forthcoming wedding beer she was having created by another brewery. After Eleanor contacted us we were happy to be able to create a special beer and personalised pump clip for their special day. It was a huge success and they were so pleased that Fuggle came to their rescue.
So we would like to thank everyone for your continued support and good wishes as we prepare to go into year 2, and look forward to the challenges and more fuggalicious ales. Always be on the lookout for more hoppy adventures with Fuggle.
Limited edition beer to celebrate VE 70 Day – Pint of Pride 3.8%.
Special for Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival – a ruby red ale 3.8% called Black Forest packed full of fruity cherries… cherrylicious.
28th,29th and 30th May – we have been asked by Ossett Brewery for a special beer for the Three Pigeons Beer Festival in Halifax in celebration of their 10th Anniversary.
10th June – we are attending the Manufactured Yorkshire Food & Drink Trade Show at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. Again, we will be taking along our pop up bar for tipples.
31st July, 1st and 2nd August – Fuggle is rather excited and getting out his best bib and tucker as he has been cordially invited to the Prestigious Harewood House. We have been invited to showcase our beers at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House. This is the biggest game fair show in Britain. We have created two special beers with bespoke personalised pump clips for this spectacular occasion, there is going to be a huge marquee which will house the round bar serving Fuggles finest ales in the beautiful grounds of Harewood. There will be a host of activities in celebration of the Great British countryside. Don’t miss an opportunity of attending this incredible show.