After the outstanding success of the original FirkinFest, Grayshott’s Real Ale & Cider Festival, returned for a second year at Grayshott Village Hall at the end of October 2010
The beer festival started on FirkinFriday 29th October with 22 superb beers and ciders on offer at £2.80 per pint with musical entertainment during the evening from the Vic Cracknell Band – Grayshott’s music maestro Vic Cracknell on keyboards, Sim Cracknell on drums view 37 photos
On Saturday 30th October the festivities continued during the afternoon with FirkinJazz from Binky’s Dixie Demons David Doel (double bass), Richard White (clarinet, saxaphone, vocals), Denny Illett (trumpet), Billy Gyford (banjo, vocals) view 10 photos
FirkinFest concluded on Saturday evening with the FirkinFinale starring top tribute band The Rollin Clones view 86 photos
There was be BBQ food from the Kapadokya and choice of wine and soft drinks available throughout the festival.
Tickets for each of the three sessions included a FirkinFest souvenir glass, festival guide and tasting notes
The festival is supported by Grayshott Village Hall and main sponsors The Fox & Pelican and local business and organisations as FirkinSponsors
In case you are still wondering what a Firkin is, it’s a nine gallon cask traditionally used to transport ale and cider and the inspiration behind Grayshott’s FirkinFest.
We hope you are able to join us at the next FirkinFest
Peter Hatch, David Phillips, Tony Legat, Graham Pullen
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Fullers Trafalgar Ale 5.0% A spectacular deep brown ale, brewed with molasses for a sweet, satisfying flavour. First brewed specially to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s famous victory at the battle of Trafalgar.
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Hexamshire Whapweasle 4.8% “Whapweasle” doesn’t have tasting notes because its name simply describes exactly what you do just after finishing your pint. From “Tales of a Northumberland Scrote” – “… Oi don’t care what eee says, maaaaster Chisolm, oi’d rather a point o’ zoider ‘n that bitter there. It makes oi want to waaaaap a weasel, and quoit loikely fondle a ferret roight aaaaterwards.”
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Mile Stone Black Pearl 4.3% Dark, mysterious and full of flavour.
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Mr Whitehead’s Devils Device 8.4% Quite clear and golden in colour with a full bodied smell, nutty earthy flavours are dominant in this cider, rich with a good deep body it is medium with a dry aftertaste
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Thatchers Traditional Dry 6.0% A hazy, unfiltered and uncarbonated cider, but has a natural, subtle sparkle.