This coming Friday 5th and Saturday 6th February, sees our local rugby club, Tonbridge Juddians holding their Winter Beer Festival. Unlike last weekend’s Festival of Winter Ales at the Cooper’s Crowborough, the Juddians’ event is a beer festival held during the winter; but there are some dark winter ales included in the line-up.
Deciding that they couldn’t wait until the SIBA Festival returns in July, the rugby club are going ahead with their very own Beer Festival, which will be held in their warm (and dry) clubhouse. A selection of 24 interesting looking ales, many of which are new to the area, will be on sale, alongside a number of real ciders and perrys.
The festival kicks off on Friday 5th February at 5pm (until 11pm) and continues on Saturday from 11am to 11pm. All beers are £3.20 per pint (purchase with tokens) and a special souvenir glass has been commissioned for the festival.
Food and soft drinks will be available at all sessions and the Six Nations rugby will be shown on the big screen on Saturday, featuring France v Ireland at 2:30pm and the “big match", Scotland vs England at 5pm. Described as the "perfect antidote to the dark and chilly February blues", if last year’s event is anything to go by this one is certain to be busy.
Regrettably I’ve got other things planned for Saturday, but I’ll be heading down to TJ’s clubhouse on Friday evening. The beer list can be found by clicking on the link here, and I’m sure there will be quite a few here to whet your whistle.
If you are in the area, or fancy some time out in Tonbridge, then why not pop by and join me.