HERE at The Allanwater Brewhouse we are ‘seriously bangin’ about the return of one of our favourite annual summer festival…..The Beer, Cider & Banger Fest, which will be running all weekend from 12 noon tomorrow, Friday June 22 to 6pm on Sunday 24th June.
We are literally pulling out all the pots with 16 beers spanning IPAs, Stouts, Blonds, Pales, Fruity, Malty and of course the last of the seven dwarfs, Hoppy, all standing by to tickle your taste buds!
It’s the same story if you are a cider devotee…with our distinctive Traditional Farmhouse cider strongly backed by a supporting cast comprising of mango, raspberry, summer berry, ginger and chilli ciders and the return of our unique Sangria Cider!
But when it comes to the mouth-watering array of sausage available there is only one man to explain the big bang(er) theory, the Brewhouse’s astronomer-in-chief, Douglas Ross: “For me this weekend is all about making sure our patrons enjoy that moment of gourmet Nirvana that is the perfect pairing of banger and pint! Believe me when I look at what is available I’m confident we will achieve that!” waxed the Brewhouse boss.
Now it’s rude to interrupt the big fella when he’s in full flow but we at ‘The Good Beer Buzz’ thought it would be cruelty to proceed without a little taster of what’s coming your way….so check out the belter below!
Back to Douglas: “Our local butcher John Cullen has excelled himself this year and assembled a cast of bangers sourced fresh from local farms, which are, trust me, quite simply mouth-watering!
“Probably my favourite is the beetroot and black pepper banger but the hot and spicy Piri-piri & Pot Black stout banger is a close second. When you have these bad boys garnished with our caramelised beer fried onions and washed down with a specially paired pint…well I guarantee cloud nine awaits!”
With a chef’s own vegetarian banger ready to make sure no one experiences disappointment, entry free and your admission into ‘Sausage Xanadu’ priced at a bargain £3.50, UNBELIEVABLY on top of this each session across the weekend will also enjoy free musical accompaniment!
Pardon the pun…but it’s enough to leave you seeing stars!!
On Friday night our popular Open Mic slot will end the evening while top of the musical bill this weekend will be the human Juke Box himself Luke Ivins, who as you can see below, made the papers this week thanks to our friends at The Stirling Observer!
Then on Sunday to round off the festivities it’s the easy listening 4pm-6pm slot will be filled by BofA’s very own ‘So What?’
But while we can hardly wait for the weekend to start let’s take a quick look back at the week that was!
Occupying our headline slot last Saturday and pictured below was ‘The Celtic Crooner’ Davie Glen and perhaps the top of the pops from Davie’s set was an acoustic rendition of The Animals classic ‘The House of The Rising Sun’ that quite literally left the hairs on the back of the neck standing up!
On Sunday The Brewhouse’s resident Jazz ensemble The Jazz Pack (pictured below), with a little help from the sultry vocals of Janine Capaldi, who’s heart stopping version of ‘My Happy Valentine’ will linger long with the packed audience of Jazz aficionados, delivered a set of sheer quality unrivalled this side of The Ochills!
Before it’s time to go we’d just like to say we hope to see you over the weekend and that we’d be delighted if you let us kick-start your summer!
Until next time…Ta Ta!
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