FirkinBrexit! FirkinAle!

Forget FirkinBrexit – take a look at the FirkinAles and FirkinCiders we’ve ordered and book your FirkinTickets for FirkinFest X, now just 4 weeks away.  Or push the boat out and become a FirkinSponsor and get four complimentary tickets.

FirkinAles

This year we will have 16 new real ales to sip and savour – all carefully selected after countless sampling sessions, and expertly prepared by our in house beermeister FirkinTony.  Unlike most beer festivals we never repeat an ale at FirkinFest, and search far and wide to find the very best Britain’s breweries have to offer.  We also have an excellent quality control department.

Here is our order for this year…

Bosun’s
Horbury West Yorkshire
Down The Hatch
Blonde Ale
4.0%
This blonde beer has a fruity citrus nose. Brewed using American Cascade hops as it’s main hop. It has a citrus taste with a hint of lemon. Although it has a good hoppy taste remains a great session beer.
FirkinSponsor:

Bosun’s
Horbury West Yorkshire
Tell No Tales
Dark Mild
3.8%
This delicious dark mild has a faint coffee nose, and the addition of a little crystal and dark chocolate malts provide a mild coffee finish.
FirkinSponsor: Grayshott Village Cafe & Restaurant

Derventio
Derby
Barbarian
Stout
5.5%
Our first brews of this stout in 2008 were very roasty and we soon realised that we would have to reduce the quantity of roasted barley malt. The flavours of chocolate, liquorice and coffee were then more pronounced and also giving more sweetness. In 2013 we first bottled this stout and it confirms how good it is.
FirkinSponsor:

Peerless
Birkenhead Wirral
Red Rocks
Ruby Ale
4.8%
Rich malt flavours combine with Bramling X hops for a wonderful beer with fruity overtones. The brewer’s favourite. This is a typically english ale combining the best of British malts and hops.
FirkinSponsor:

Pheasantry
Newark Notts
American IPA
Pale Ale
4.3%
Powerful American hops give this pale ale floral and citrus notes.
FirkinSponsor:

Pictish
Rochdale Lancs
Alchemists Ale
Straw Ale
4.3%
A refreshing straw coloured ale, with crisp malt flavours and a robust hoppy finish.
FirkinSponsor:

Piddle
Piddlehinton Dorset
Slasher
Strong Blonde Ale
5.1%
Strong, Blonde and fruity. Plenty of wheat to give a smooth mouthfeel balanced with a fruity punch and gentle floral aroma.
FirkinSponsor: Trusted PC Man

Reedley Hallows
Burnley Lancs
Nook of Pendle
Amber Ale
5.0%
An Amber warming ale, with a dried fruit and a malty aroma.
FirkinSponsor:

Strathaven Ales
Strathaven Lanarkshire
Old Mortality 80/-
Chestnut Ale
4.2%
A chestnut coloured ale with a well-rounded malty aroma and a rich dried fruit flavour.
FirkinSponsor: Gould & Chapman – Funeral Directors

Three Brothers
Stockton Teeside
ThaIPA
Pale Ale
4.1%
Lemongrass infused, Hoppy Session IPA  This beer was designed to hold it’s own in flavour but at a noticeably lower ABV.
FirkinSponsor:

Three Brothers
Stockton Teeside
The Ex-Wife
Chestnut Fruity Bitter
3.7%
An all English traditional chestnut bitter with a slightly modern fruity twist.
FirkinSponsor:

Tring
Tring Herts
Side Pocket For A Toad
Straw Hoppy Ale
3.6%
It’s a toad not a frog! Unmistakable citrus and floral notes from only the best American Cascade hops balanced with a crisp dry finish make this straw coloured ale a fantastic session beer. All that flavour in a 3.6%. Oh Yes.
FirkinSponsor:

Turpins
Pampisford Cambridge
Meditation Pale
Pale Ale
4.3%
A beautiful pale ale with blackcurrant, grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours, complex taste of bitterness, hints of apricot, herbs and punchy floral notes. It is easy drinking and refreshing. So kick back, relax and meditate responsibly.
FirkinSponsor: Coloured Courts Ltd – Tennis Courts Construction & Maintenance

Wolf
Besthorpe Norfolk
Sirius Dog Star
Red Ale
4.4%
A complex blend of malts and american hops combine to produce this Smooth, fruity Red Ale.
FirkinSponsor:

XT Brewery
Long Crendon Bucks
XT3 West Coast IPA
Pale Ale
4.2%
An American style IPA – packed with Chinook, Columbus and Cascade hops from the American North West – crisp, clean and refreshing with a lasting hoppy bite.
FirkinSponsor:

Yorkshire Heart
Nun Monkton York
Hearty Bitter
Chestnut Brown Bitter
3.7%
Chestnut Brown Ale with bitter toffee flavours. Classic Yorkshire Bitter
FirkinSponsor:

FirkinCiders

FirkinFest has always been a celebration of beer and cider so each year we send out our scout FirkinKaren to research the increasing wide selection of ciders and perrys and to choose six of the best for your delectation.

Here is our order for this year…

Celtic Marshes
Herefordshire
Cracklin’ Rosie Perry
4.5%
Light refreshing and delicate perry
FirkinSponsor:

Countryman
Devon
Countryman Cider
6.5%
Medium smooth mellow slightly tangy real farmhouse scrumpy
FirkinSponsor:

Meon Valley
Hampshire
Dragonfly
6.0%
Dry & hint of bittersweets – CAMRA South England champion cider 2018
FirkinSponsor:

Purbeck
Dorset
Angels Leaf

4.0%
Medium premium cider infused with garden mint
FirkinSponsor:

Snails Bank
Herefordshire
Fruit Bat
4.0%
Apple cider blended with Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackcurrant
FirkinSponsor:

West Milton
Dorset
Midnight Stumbler
4.5%
Medium dry using traditional cider apples from West Dorset
FirkinSponsor:

FirkinTickets

You will need a FirkinTicket to get in but we always let you out for free.  FirkinTickets are now available to buy from Lightlines or Grayshott Social Club or online.  Buying your tickets in advance is recommended to avoid potential disappointment and to save £2.50 per ticket towards your FirkinTokens.  FirkinFriday is £5 and FirkinParty is £10  or you can buy FirkinBoth for £15.  If not sold out they will also be available on the door for an extra £2.50 each, but please don’t count on it.  Last year we did sell eventually out!!!

FirkinSponsors

We are still looking for more FirkinSponsors

For a £50 donation receive

  • 2 complimentary tickets for each session worth £30
  • Your company name/logo above your Firkin at the festival
  • Listed as the sponsor of your Firkin in the FirkinGuide
  • Listed on our website under your Firkin with a link to your own website

If you would like to become a FirkinSponsor please contact: –  FirkinDavid by email at david@firkinfest.com