Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham this summer, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce makers from the UK and beyond gather to serve up a feast of fiery flavours to Birmingham’s chilli lovers.
Taking place on July 9 in The Custard Factory’s indoor events space, there will be two sessions (11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm) and can be purchased for £7, including a cocktail on arrival. Guests can expect to meet the makers, try, taste, and discover a whole world of speciality hot sauce, whilst DJs will provide the soundtrack and fierce food from a number of traders will fuel the festivities.
Those who can handle the heat are invited to sample sauces from the UK’s finest purveyors of fierce condiments, including Birmingham’s very own fiery flavour masters Pip’s Hot Sauce, as well as Epicuriosity, local creators of deliciously different small-batch dipping sauces. Highlights from further afield include sauces from Northern spice gurus DevilDog, Bristol-based Lipstick Cowboi, award winning YoYo Laos, and frightfully inventive concoctions from Dean of the Dead.
The festival is a family-friendly affair with free entry for kids under 12 and children’s crafting sessions taking place, allowing kids to get creative with hot sauce-themed activities. Grown up guests can also enjoy games and crafts, including Chilli Limbo, whilst DJs will be on the decks all day, completing the festival vibes with a playlist that’s guaranteed to get hot sauce connoisseurs in the party spirit.
Festivities will be fuelled by a line-up of street food legends such as Tacos el Pap, the Midlands-based Mexican street food slayers, who will be rocking up with their taco truck, and serving up a one-off special created in collaboration with Brummie superstar, Chef Brad Carter. Guests can also enjoy snacks from BBQ masters Prairie Fire as well as local brews, exciting one-off collaborative beers, and tongue-tingling drinks from some of Birmingham’s finest cocktail slingers at the fully-stocked bar.
Craft beers will include local brews and one-off collaborations, including brews from Mondo and Dishoom. The Horse with No Name Cocktail Saloon will be serving guests cocktails needs, featuring tongue-tingling drinks designed by some of Birmingham’s best cocktail makers that pair perfectly with the incredible range of hot sauce on offer.
For more information about the Birmingham event and to purchase tickets head to the Hot Sauce Society website here.