FirkinFest VII – 2015 – FirkinBeats

FirkinFest took on a new, improved format for 2015. In the essence of a true October beer festival, Grayshott’s very own FirkinFest provides the opportunity to sample delicious ales and ciders.

Friday’s BIG JUGS Night featured galley tables with the ability to sit, relax, chat with friends and like minded individuals

With an extensive selection of real ales and ciders available by the glass or jug it provided an ideal chance to share tastings and swap notes. Ambient, atmospheric jazz music entertained adding to this all new FirkinFest experience.

Saturday, a bigger and better party atmosphere…
Saturday Night is LIVE MUSIC Night. Grayshott FirkinFest continues to offer an extensive selection of real ales as well as a range of ciders. Developing the theme of live music, the acclaimed, Beats Working pumped up the volume with the help of a horn section to ensure a vibrant party atmosphere and chance to dance and sway along with the music.

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Thanks to our main sponsor R S Purdey Roofing Contractors

15 FirkinAles

Allgates
California
3.8%
Golden
An extremely clean drinking golden coloured ale with a zesty and fruity aroma.
Sponsored by grayshott.com

Atlas
Latitude
3.6%
Pale
Cask Lager
Faint malt are dominated by a strong citrusy hop nose. Some biscuit malt in the taste but mostly the citrus hop bitterness which continues through to a nice long hoppy finish.

Bays
Devon Dumpling
5.1%
Golden
Bitter
A strong golden beer with a fresh hop character. This ale has a smooth taste with a balanced sweetness throughout. Devonshire through and through!
Sponsored by R S Purdey

Binghams
Doodle Stout
5.0%
Black
Stout
A dark stout with a delicious blend of dark malts to provide a complexity in character which draws you in for another sip. Named after the brewer’s dog, who’s also very dark and complex!
Sponsored by Grayshott Village Hall

Black Hole
Cosmic
4.2%
Amber
Bitter
An amber glow with an initial malt aroma. The complex balance of malt and English hops give lingering tastes of nuts, fruit and a dry hoppy bitterness.
Sponsored by Keats Grayshott

Black Paw
Archbishop’s Ale
4.1%
Ruby Red
Bitter
A dark ruby bitter with smooth hops and a satisfying bitter finish this will keep you coming back for more.

Daleside
Old Leg Over
4.1%
Ruby Red
Bitter
A well balanced, mid brown ale, nutty in the mouth with a lingering hoppy, bitter flavour.
Sponsored by Gurkha Durbar

Fullers
Front Row
3.7%
Pale amber
Bitter
Pale amber with a subtle floral aroma, Front Row scores with a malty, biscuity character reminiscent of London Pride. Beautifully balanced by flowery hops, the beer hints at fruity, grassy flavours before heading over the posts with a fresh, satisfying finish.
Sponsored by The Fox & Pelican

Hart
Ice Maiden
4.0%
Golden Bitter
A true light golden english ale  brewed with  true english hops throughout – whitbread goldings and east kent goldings – just like beer used to be.

Ilkely
Lotus IPA Beer of the Festival
5.6%
Golden
Bitter
Lotus is a classic golden IPA – strong in alcohol and highly-hopped, with aromas and flavours of mango and grapefruit. Warming, smooth & full of flavour with a powerful dry bitter finish.
Sponsored by Chilli Nights

Inveralmond
Tight Head Ale
4.2%
Pale amber
Bitter
This muscly and delicious thirst-quencher tackles taste buds head-on with its vigorous, malty flavours whilst scoring on the nose with fresh, fruity and floral aromas, to leave a satisfyingly scrummy finish!
Sponsored by Grayshott Social Club

Portobello
Star
4.3%
Amber
Bitter
A smooth, balanced bitter, which is deliciously floral with lovely coffee notes at the very end.
Sponsored by Bay Leaf

Potbelly
Captain Pigwash
5.0%
Black
Porter
Made from the finest Maris Otter, Chocolate and Crystal malts, together with English Hops to give an easy drinking dark Porter

Prospect
Blinding Light
4.2%
Golden
Pale Ale
An award winning pale refreshing beer with citrus and spicy notes alongside a light, refreshing taste. Named after the burst of light often seen at the head of a pit shaft by miners.
Sponsored by ReEnergise

Salopian
Darwin’s Origin
4.3%
Copper
Bitter
A copper coloured beer that evolves with a pronounced hop character which leads to a refined malt finish.
Sponsored by Plan A

12 FirkinCiders

146 Cider Company
Hampshire Perry
7.3%
Perry
Medium dry light heritage perry with soft fruity taste

Celtic Marches
Lily the Pink
6.5%
Cider
Medium fruity cider with amazing pink colour

Dorset Nectar
Hunny Bubble
4.0%
Cider
Medium sweet cider with real honey from the orchard hives

Farmer Jim’s
Rootin’ Tootin’
4.0%
Cider
Spicy mix of freshly ground ginger and tart raspberry
Sponsored by Applegarth

Hogan’s
Hazy Daisy
3.9%
Cider
Medium-sweet cider slightly cloudy in appearance
Sponsored by Grayshott Pottery

Hunt’s Cider
Strawberry
4.0%
Cider
Sweet strawberry flavoured cider

Oliver’s
Traditional Perry
6.0%
Perry
Medium dry straw-bright perry with spicy rhubarb nose
Sponsored by A Becker Garden Landscapes

Orchard Pig
Marmalade
3.9%
Cider
Medium – taste of Seville orange marmalade

Purbeck
Muddy Scamp
6.9%
Cider
Medium dry traditional farmhouse cider, cloudy & well balanced

Sam’s Cider
Autumn Scrumpy
7.4%
Cider
Traditional Devon scrumpy

Thistly Cross
Whisky Cask Cider of the Festival
6.9%
Cider
Dry, infused with vanilla oak of the Glen Moray casks
Sponsored by The Prostate Project

Venton’s
Skippy’s Scrumpy
6.0%
Cider
Dry traditional straw pressed with vintage Devon apples