FirkinFest VI – 2014 – FirkinFuzz

After the outstanding successes of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 FirkinFest, Grayshott’s Beer Festival, returns for a sixth year at Grayshott Village Hall at the end of October 2014. View 51 Photos

FirkinFix

FirkinFest VI starts with FirkinFix 24th October with 20 FirkinAles and 6 FirkinCiders on offer with musical entertainment during the evening from The Bayonettes

FirkinBuskers

FirkinFriends continues on 25th October during the afternoon with Vic’s Buskers

Steve Clarke, Beau , You Ukes/Cassidy, Ken Wilkins, Vic Cracknell Music, Wildlight, Drewe & Charlie, The Surrey Ukeaholics, Vernon SFriends, Mark Nelson, Marga Riffs

FirkinFuzz

FirkinFest concludes on Saturday evening 25th October with FirkinFuzz featuring The Police Academy tribute band.

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There will also be FirkinNosh with hot food from Nosh+ including their authentic pulled pork sandwiches & gourmet burgers both evenings+ a brunch menu for FirkinFriends

Wine, soft drinks and snacks are also available throughout the festival.

FirkinTickets are now available for each of the three sessions from Grayshott Social Club or buy them online now and include a FirkinFest VI souvenir glass, festival guide and tasting notes.

The festival is supported by Grayshott.com, Grayshott Village Hall and our sponsor Cherrywood Kitchens

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 FirkinFest VII

The FirkinFour

Peter Hatch, David Phillips, Tony Legat, Graham Pullen

21 FirkinAles

Bank Top
Bad to the Bone
4.0%
Tan
Bitter
Floral qualities and delicate citrus notes. Originally called Bad t’Bone but renamed due to confusion on the pronunciation outside of Lancas

Cairngorm
Nessie’s Monster Mash
4.1%
Chestnut
Malty
Malt predominates, giving a satisfying fullness to this mahogany coloured beer.

Dorset
Dorset Knob
3.9%
Light amber
Bitter
Medium bodied ale that leaves a hint of fruit and vanilla on the palate and has a spicy aroma.

Exe Valley
Dob’s Best Bitter
4.1%
Light brown
Bitter
Fuggles & Cascade hops, late hopped with Goldings, good hoppy aroma, slightly sweet with bitter finish

Flipside
Franc in Stein
4.3%
Golden
Pale Ale
A very quaffable ale bringing together the finest French and German hops. It has strong floral flavours with hints of lemongrass and Earl Grey tea.

Fullers
Wild River
4.5%
Golden
American Pale Ale
Double-hopped brew made with several Californian hops
Kindly Donated by The Fox & Pelican

Goose Eye
Barmpot
3.8%
Golden
Bitter
Traditionally brewed beer. It has a refreshing, lingering taste of hops.

Hadrian & Border
Jetsam
4.5%
Golden
Bitter
A well hopped. Light coloured bitter with a fruity and refreshing taste.

Hoptimists
Glass Half Full
4.0%
Copper
Bitter
Using a blend of British and American hops to produce a good session beer with a nice bitter aftertaste but with a pleasant floral hop aroma.

Jarrow
Red Ellen
4.4%
Red
Bitter
A full bodied ale with a citrus hop aroma. Rebellious Jarrow Labour MP in 1936, Ellen Wilkinson, joined the Jarrow Marchers on route to London on their unemployment protest and addressed them at Hyde Park.

Kirkby Lonsdale
Monumental
4.5%
Golden
Bitter
Brewed with the finest Maris Otter extra pale malted barley blended with English and Slovenian Goldings hops offering a distinct floral mouth and nose feel.

Lymestone
Stone the Crows
5.4%
Deep red
Bitter
Carefully crafted from the finest crystal and chocolate malts. Chewy juicy fruit flavours give way to a deep lingering bitterness provided by an abundance of Styrian Goldings, Millenium and Nugget hops.

Mauldons
Blackberry Porter
4.1%
Black
Special porter
A full bodied, black porter, with a balanced hop aroma and rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours, giving way to a subtle sweet fruit finish.

North Yorkshire
Flying Herbert
4.7%
Copper
Bitter
Smooth, full flavoured premium bitter. Malt and hops balance the strong fruitiness in the aroma and taste, and the finish is malty, fruity and dry.

Outstanding
Red
4.4%
Copper
Bitter
A mid range ale, with a light bitterness and distinctive citrus hop finish in the nose and mouth feel.

Rudgate
IPA
5.2%
Amber
Bitter
A premium ale, with a fruity, malty flavour and a spicy, citrus hop character.

Shugborough
Mi’Lady’s Fancy
4.6%
Golden
Bitter
As Spring comes in the great houses and the lambs dance in the country estates a deep stirring occurs in the brewhouse. The brewer turns his skills to produce a golden beer to remind him of the sunshine, delicately hopped yet full bodied to celebrate the growth of another year.

Thurstons
Milk Stout
4.5%
Black
Stout
A Traditional Milk Stout, Dark, creamy, and full bodied, with chocolate and coffee notes.

Timothy Taylor
Boltmaker
4.0%
Copper
Bitter
A well balanced, genuine Yorkshire bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma.

Turners
Ruby Mild
4.6%
Dark
Ruby Mild
This Ruby Mild has a stunning fruity body with a smooth and subtle chocolate finish. This Real Ale has a complex recipe using quality grains including Wheat and Munich Malt, providing a full depth of body and flavour. These quality ingredients combined with a delicate mix of hops produce a traditional yet luxurious Ruby Mild.

Williams
Seven Giraffes
5.1%
Deep gold
Bitter
The beer’s curious name stems from the fact that the beer is brewed using seven different malts and Scott William’s daughter thought the number seven looked like a giraffe. The hops are Cascade, First Gold, and Styrian Goldings. The beer is dry hopped with Cascade and Styrians. Elderflowers are also added during the copper boil with hops and the beer also receives a squeeze of lemon juice.

6 FirkinCiders

CiderNiks
Dab Hand
6.5%
Cider
Made from a blend of 75% Dabinett and 25% Michelin cider apples grown in Herefordshire. Dab Hand has a soft mouth feel, due to high tannin levels.

CiderNiks
Kingston Black
6.5%
Cider
A single varietal cider made from Kingston Black apples grown in Herefordshire and Dorset. With that distinctive Kingston Black ‘nutty’ taste.

CiderNiks
Ten Years After
6.5%
Cider
A blended cider to celebrate 10 years of Ciderniks’ cidermaking in 2013 and also in memory of Alvin Lee (1944-2013), one of the greatest blues-rock guitarists and singer/ songwriters.

Cornish Orchards
Farmhouse Cider
4.8%
Cider
This scrumptious, premium, still cider is rich in fruity aromas and ripe apple flavour. The autumnal windfall apples are our inspiration for this delicious, mellow cider.

Cornish Orchards
Pear Cider
5.0%
Pear Cider
A pear cider packed with conference pears, made in the style of a ?Perry?. A light, refreshing, still cider leaving you wanting more.

Cornish Orchards
Vintage Cider
7.2%
Cider
Traditional, local cider apples give this still cider the soft tannins, traditional flavour and bitter sweet taste. A true Vintage!