After ten long years the FirkinFest committee have decided to throw in the bar towel and quit whilst the beer still has its head.
FirkinFest X, as it turns out, therefore concludes the unbroken series of annual Grayshott beer festivals in the village hall which started out with beer & beatles in 2009 and quickly established itself with the popular combination of great real ales and dodgy entertainment.
Like Party in Grayshott that went before, FirkinFest proved to be extremely successful and popular in the short run yet ultimately FirkinFest too ran out of froth only to be consigned to the drip tray of history – with no more than a sideboard full of FirkinGlasses and a small roundabout on the A333 to remember it by.
Chairman FirkinPete, surprised to find out he was Chairman at the final meeting, mumbled “Our motto ‘Veni Vidi Parti‘ has stood us in good stead over the years, even as the FirkinEmpire threatened to crumble around us. The final straw though was the uncertainty over Brexit and we were determined that FirkinFest should not miss out on being part of project Fear, so we pulled the plug just in time”
FirkinEXIT, as it may now be remembered, drew on the popularity of social club jazz regulars Binky’s Dixie Demons being unplugged once again and local talent I Witness to pull in more punters, ensuring that the final FirkinFest ended on a high note.
A final big thanks to all the committee and helpers that made FirkinFest happen. In particular the founding FirkinFour; FirkinDavid who did all the spreadsheets, FirkinTony who used his experience to select, prepare and empty the firkins & FirkinGraham who like the Chairman was only really in it for the beer.