FIRE FESTIVAL 2017 AND BEYOND - GROW THE ALTERNATIVE FESTIVAL
The fire festival is a free-spirited event with a focus on innovative beer making, awesome live music and art plus original fire performances held on the first weekend of February. After running a successful fire festival in 2014, featuring some of the exciting craft beer and street food companies of the year, which also saw the Super Furry Animals attend to the delight of the festival goers, we are bringing back the fest this year, celebrating the latest in beer, food, music and art genius. A main feature of the 2016 Fire Festival is a collaboration bringing together 4 of the most progressive brewers in the UK craft beer industry - Brew By Numbers, Celt Experience, Northern Monk and Wiper & True.
We are looking to establish this event as a key date in the February calendar, but need a little support from you to allow the event to grow.
What do you get if you invest in us?:
1.YOU ARE PART OF THE NEW 'BIGGER' FIRE FEST IN 2017. YOU GET FREE ENTRY, YOU MADE IT HAPPEN.
2.SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BEER FROM THE FROM THE 2016 COLLABORATION. THIS IMPERIAL STOUT IS AGEING IN SHERRY OAK CASKS FOR 12 MONTHS, BREWED AND SOURED BY LEADING CRAFT BREWERS BREW BY NUMBERS-CELT EXPERIENCE-NOTHERN MONK-WIPER & TRUE. BEER ONLY AVAILABLE TO INVESTORS.
3.A PIECE OF ART CREATED AT 2016 EVENT. INNOVATIVE ARTIST KEF! HAS CREATED WALL ART, LIVE AT THE FESTIVAL, EACH PIECE OF WHICH WILL BE OWNED INDIVIDUALLY BY YOU.
4.AN INVITE TO THE BREWERY TO SEE YOUR ART, TOUR THE BREWERY, SAMPLE ALL BEERS AND CHAT WITH OUR BREWERS.
In detail, What is included:
Ticket: Tickets are for the 2017 Celt Experience Fire Festival, and a chance to watch the beer being brewed with the brewers involved!
Beer: A Celt embossed 330ml beer (when ready, so be patient!). Brewed live at 2016 Fire Festival.
Street Art: You will get a copy of a photo of your piece of Street art by German free-artist Kef, made live at 2016 Fire Festival (depending on package)
Tour: A Free brew tour and personal art viewing (see your work in the brewery), with a Celt Experience brewer including beer tasting session (depending on package)
What is special about the limited edition beer?:
The Fire Festival Beer... Brewed by Brew by Numbers, Celt Experience, Northern Monk and Wiper & True, the collaboration is a complex Imperial stout, aged in a sherry oak cask and slowly soured for 12+ months to develop a very BIG and powerful flavour. This beer could potentially be aged in bottle for years or even decades, if you so wish to be patient enough to resist opening! We will post this to you when the 4 brewers agree it is ready for packaging (postage extra).
What about the artist?:
The street artist 'Kef' has created his wall graffiti at the 2016 Fire Festival live. It has been up into individual portions, each numbered and dedicated for the buyer of the 'Fire Festival beer'. This card will be posted out with the beer.
Who is Kef?
KEF! (born in 1989) is a graffiti artist coming from a small village close to Aachen in Germany who currently lives in London. KEF! excels in painting variations of lines and has a unique and intriguing abstract style. He paints smooth and harmonious curves that express a positive energy and joy in a perfect balance. He started graffiti when he was 14 and in his early 20's he decided to make art more seriously. Then he left Germany for London in 2013, where he perfected his unique and innovative style.KEF! truly has his art under his skin. Actually, 'KEF' means 'scar' in an as yet undetermined language, which means something that you cannot get rid of, something which defines your own identity.
What is the Fire Festival?:
The 1st weekend of February marks the weekend for the Fire Festival at The Celt Experience brewery in Caerphilly. The date is special to us Celts as it is Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day, that marks the beginning of Spring. In oth 2014 and 2016, the tickets sold out. The 2014 Festival featured the launch of the new core beer, Brigid Fire, a smoked Rye IPA, and also headlined with 'fuzzy' a live collab brew with the Super Furry Animals. After a break in 2015 (cos we were really busy making beer!) Fire Festival returned in 2016 and again sold out IN ADVANCE.
Fire Festival 2016 has been a resounding success. Featuring a two live collaboration brews, one with Celt, Northern Monk, Brew by Numbers and Wiper and True and the other with the sour-specialists at Chorlton Brewery modern beer fans were treated to an experience in a brewery like no other. Along with Kef's art and two excellent bands, festival-goers enjoyed a celebration of beer, art, and generally a festive time.
How will the funding help?:
The funding will allow us to:
1. Continue this festival as a yearly event, investing in more new music and live art.
2. Pre-order quality sherry oak casks to age the beer in.
3. Fund storage of the sherry oak barrels for 12+ months, where the collaboration beer ages to a complexity that will reward all investors.
4. Assisting 'Kef' to travel to Wales and finish his awesome piece of art
What Rewards are on offer:
£18: Free ticket for 2017 festival. One bottle of Fire Festival collab beer. (delivery separate, can be added to online order)
£48: 2 Free tickets for 2017 festival. 2 Fire Festival collab beers + A Picture of owned 2 sections wall art + a Free tour or Meet & Greet with collab brewers during the collab brew in 2017. (delivery separate, can be added to online order)
£99: 4 Free tickets for 2017 festival. 4 Fire Festival collab beers + A picture of the owned 4 sections of wall art + a free tour of your mural with our Head Brewer, or Meet & Greet with collab brewers during the collab brew in 2017 +a rare beer of your choice (includes delivery of case of beers)
Who is behind the Event:
The Celt Experience Brewery, Local Artists and various international craft breweries
The Celt experience is craft brewery based in Caerphilly, Wales, with a production capacity of 150 BBLs per week. The brewery has a solid reputation and has become well known for its experimental and 'high-flavoured' styled beers. The Celt Experience also occasionally uses wild yeast in its brews, creating stations around Wales where the samples are naturally infected.
The business is led by one of 2014s 'Britains most disruptive entrepreneurs' CEO Tom Newman. This brewer-meets-microbiologist has built his Welsh craft beer business into a global brand, which is on target to sell over 1m bottles this year.
His creations are often weird and wonderful, featuring unusual ingredients - a tonne of strawberries and raspberries went into a recent brew.
He's won the respect of ale-drinking beardies and young hipsters alike with his brewery, Celt Experience, and courted controversy with a spot of breaking and entering to harvest "holy yeast" from Tintern Abbey.
FOR FESTIVAL DETAILS SEE WWW.CELTFIREFEST.COM
FOR BEER DETAILS SEE: WWW.CELTEXPERIENCE.COM