Alex Grieg from Fuggles Beer Café tells us about one of his favourite subjects…
Fuggles in five words:
Beer, Meat, Gin, Cheese, Whisky
What are your top three beers and why are they so popular?
We sell a huge variety, to be honest, and we tend to find the hoppier, paler beers sell really well as well as some of the rarer types we get in from Belgium, particularly the Trappist beers.
What’s your personal favourite beer you serve and why?
Such a difficult question as we’ve over 100 in and we constantly change the range so I’m always trying new beers. The easiest way to answer would be to pick the first beer I loved from Belgium – Moinette Blond. More recently the Brew By Numbers Double IPA was stunning.
What beers on tap do you serve?
We’ve 20 beers on tap, six of them being cask ales – with Tonbridge Coppernob always being on alongside five rotating lines. Our 14 keg lines feature some great beers from Belgium, such as Brugse Zot, and a rotating range from the UK, Belgium and Holland encompassing styles from pale ales to stouts to sours!
What bottled beers are available at Fuggles?
A lot! We try to keep a balanced range in so there’s something for everyone whether you want the latest hoppy pale from Beavertown or something more traditional from Westerham. With over 100 in stock there’s plenty to choose from including some real rarities and one-offs alongside some brews we’ve been aging in our cellar.
28 Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2AP, 01892 457739 | www.fugglesbeercafe.co.uk