FirkinFest IX – 2017 – FirkinSurfin

Grayshott’s ninth Beer Festival featuring 16 real ales, 7 ciders, wine, BBQ food and superb entertainment at each of the sessions held in Grayshott Village Hall;

FirkinFriday with ‘Binky’s Dixie Demons’ a chance to relax, chat and swap tasting notes with friends to the accompaniment of acoustic Jazz.

FirkinSurfin with ’The Beached Boys’ creating a vibrant party atmosphere to dance and sway along to our Beach Boys Tribute Band whilst you surf the firkins.

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The festival was supported by Grayshott Village Hall & our main sponsor R S Purdey Roofing Contractors

16 FirkinAles

AYR
HIPHOPOPOTAMUS PALE ALE– ABV 4.0%
Pale Ale with caramel malts, bitter oranges and green hops.
Dry hopped with Chinook.
Sponsored by GRAYSHOTT VILLAGE HALL

BANK TOP
FLAT CAP – ABV 4.0%
Our signature beer – a pale bitter with a citrus aroma and a
hoppy citrus finish.

 

BARNGATES
CAT NAP – ABV 3.6%
Well balanced bittering, deep fruity hop aroma.
Sponsored by ROB PURDEY – Roofing Contractor

 

BEARTOWN
BEARSKINFUL – ABV 4.2%
Tawny beer with malt and fruit in the taste leading to a
clean and uncompromisingly full bitter hoppy finish.

 

BIG HAND
SUPER TIDY IPA – ABV 4.0%
Soft sweet lemon and floral hop aromas are present in this
British Style IPA.
Sponsored by the GRAYSHOTT POTTERY

 

BINGHAMS
MACCHIATO STOUT – ABV 5.0%
Dark Stout infused with vanilla & coffee.

 

 

BINGHAMS
SPACE HOPPY IPA – ABV 5.0%
A pale golden ale and the hops impart a citrus flavour to
make this beer hugely refreshing and ideal for
accompanying most foods. The citrus hop character cuts
through fatty or spicy foods so it is great with food from the
barbeque, or even with a curry.
Sponsored by the AMANDA RILEY THERAPIES

BOX STEAM
GHOST TRAIN – ABV 4.8%
A ruby coloured bitter, with a creamy smooth, gentle bitter
sweet finish.

 

BOX STEAM
PISTON BROKE – ABV 4.5%
A fine, full-bodied ale with a clean, refreshing bittersweet
taste and a fruity, hoppy aroma.
Sponsored by GRAYSHOTT SOCIETY

 

BRENTWOOD
ELEPHANT SCHOOL AUSSIE BLONDE – ABV 4.0%
Australian hopped blonde beer.
Sponsored by
GRAYSHOTT SOCIAL CLUB – Home of Grayshott Jazz Club

HEAVY INDUSTRY
ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN – ABV 3.8%
A copper coloured beer, using Marris Otter and crystal
malts. Hopped with Czech and German hops for an up front
bitterness, citrus notes and a refreshing finish.
Sponsored by HARRINGTONSAMSON ROOFING

HIGH WEALD
OFF THE CHART – ABV 5.0%
The latest beer in our range, this is a powerfully hopped,
American-style session IPA. Big, juicy hop flavours with a
bold tropical-fruit aroma.
Sponsored by Gentle Giants Removal Company

HOP STUDIO
BAROLO AMERICAN RED – ABV 3.8%
Tropical fruit, ripe oranges and grapefruit aroma. Initial
flavours of citrus fruit, and mango precede a clean malty
finish.

JOULES
SLUMBERING MONK – ABV 4.5%
A rich copper ale with a real depth of flavour, created using
a careful blend of English ingredients. Full bodied and
smooth with bold malt, nut and fruit notes, enhanced by
pleasing resinous hop character.
Sponsored by GRAYSHOTT TODAY

LYMESTONE
EIN STEIN – ABV 5.0%
This lingering combination of pale Maris Otter malts and
choice German hops may make you pause for thought. As
you contemplate the gentle biscuit malts, fresh Hersbrucker
hops seduce the taste buds educating and enlightening the
palate.
Sponsored by LIGHT LINES

YORK
GUZZLER– ABV 3.6%
A beautifully balanced, light gold coloured beer with
dominant hop flavours and pale malt character. Guzzler is
an easy drinking, crisp & refreshing session ale brewed
with Challenger and Celeia hops that bring about a light
citrus palate with overtones of Grapefruit.
Sponsored by ‘THE REAL ALE FORCE’

7 FirkinCiders

BROAD OAK CIDER
PEAR & CHILLI – ABV 4.0%
Brian Blunt has been making real cider for over 25 years –
don’t confuse this similarly named or branded concentrate –
this is the real craft cider. This National Gold Award
winning Perry expertly blended with an influence of South
East Asia chillies imparts a lovely warm finish.
Sponsored by PAPILLON CORPORATION

COCKEYED CIDER
MONKEY MANGO – ABV 4.0%
At Cockeyed Cider in their mill and brewery in deepest,
darkest Devon, they make both traditional and
contemporary cider. Monkey Mango is a brand new
invention and flavour, be one of the first to try it.

FOSSEWAY CIDER
SOMERSET GLORY – ABV 6.0%
Fine Somerset cider from the ancient Fosseway where only
the best apples from traditional orchards are used. Somerset
Glory is a dry medium cider with a light golden colour and
fruity bouquet.

GWYNT Y DDRAIG
TWO TREES PERRY – ABV 4.5%
A pale, fruity Perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of
honey on the palate.
Sponsored by PETER LEETE & PARTNER

PURBECK
DEVIL’S LEAF – ABV 6.0%
Devil’s Leaf combines Purbeck’s premium cider infused
with Nettles to produce a cider that has a distinct flavour,
fresh tasting and super smooth.

SANDFORD ORCHARD
DEVON RED – ABV 4.5%
Devon Red, at 4.5%, is a traditional medium light and
fruity ‘proper cider’ and has won the Gold medal at the
Taste of the West Awards.
Sponsored by GOULD & CHAPMAN Ltd. Funeral Directors &
Monumental Masons

SIDE-R
FRUIT BURST – ABV 6.0%
“Side-R” Cider made only from apples grown within the
county of Cambridgeshire. Fruit Burst is a medium cider
bursting with rich flavours of red fruits of the forest.