Wild Beer: Tales From The Wood


Saturday 7th July 2018 – Take a trip down to Somerset and spend a day exploring the wild side of brewing.

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    Take a trip down to Somerset and spend a day exploring the wild side of brewing. Tales From The Wood is a showcase of barrels and blending featuring talks, tastings, tours, rarities and special guests. Taking place at Wild Beer’s Lower Westcombe site, there are a very limited number of tickets available to this one off open day.

    Tickets include a glass to take away and £10 of beer tokens, with additional tokens available to purchase at the event.

    NEW – Ticket + Minibus travel from Wild Beer Wapping Wharf, Bristol. £26 – LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

    Address: Wild Beer, Lower Westcombe Farm, Evercreech, Somerset, BA4 6ER

    Date: Saturday 7th July 2018

    Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm

    Nearest Train Stations: Castle Cary or Bruton

    Parking: Available on site

    Families: Under 18s are allowed to enter for free accompanied by adult ticket holders. Dogs are also welcome.

    Event Details
    On Saturday 7th July we will be throwing the doors open to our brewery and barrel ageing library at Westcombe Farm in Somerset for an exclusive look at the magic behind the Wild Beer Co. scenes.

    Having cemented our love affair with wood over the last five years, we will have an exclusive line up of Wild Beer barrel aged rarities and specials for public consumption that include:

    Iced Modus / Beyond Modus / Modus Operandi / Wineybeest / The Blend 2017 / Ramboozle / BA Yadokai / Squashed Grape / Sourdough / Redwood / Zintuki / Ninkasi Premier Cru / Shnoodlepip / Velvet Underground / Fruitbooter / Smoke ‘n’ Barrels amongst others including our two gins Schnoodlepip & Sleeping Lemons and our Spirit of Pogo

    **Exclusive** The Summer Blend 18 will be released on this date.

    Not content with that we will also be showcasing some incredible barrel aged beer from our friends from further afield including the excellent sour specialists Lindheim, Firestone Walker, Cascade, BFM & Wicked Weed.

    Alongside the beers on offer we will be guiding the curious through several tours of the site including the barrel library with tastings coming direct from the wood. Other Tales From The Wood highlights on the day include…

    • Blending classes where you will be able to blend your own beer under expert tutelage
    • Modus vertical tasting from both bourbon and red wine barrels with a Beyond Modus ‘through the ages’ tasting also inclusive
    • Beer & Cheese pairing featuring stunning award winning
    cheeses from our neighbors at Westcombe Dairy
    • Barrel talks with our own Barrel wrangler James, who will be explaining the mysteries of wood and the selection process behind blending
    • Whisky tasting with Murray McDavid – lets get to the crux of the matter!
    • Live music and food and of course the gift shop will be stocked full…

    Tales from the Wood is a limited ticket event to just 250 tickets. With many team members including co-founders Andrew Cooper and Brett Ellis on hand to guide, taste and show people around this is a not to be missed event.

    Although children are welcome our Beer & Cheese event in association with Westcombe Dairy on August 11th is far more family friendly. Although we’d like to start them young we’re not sure a day of explaining the nuances of barrel-aged flavor will appear to a young wannabe superhero.

    Closest transport links include Castle Cary and Bruton train stations.
    Nearest hotel accommodation are Premier Inns in Wells and Glastonbury with numerous B&B’s in the surrounding villages and towns of Shepton Mallet, Bruton, Glastonbury and Taunton.

    Brewery Address and Contact Number:
    The Wild Beer Co.
    Lower Westcombe Farm, Shepton Mallet BA4 6ER Tel: 01749 838742

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    Adult Ticket, Adult Ticket + Minibus