Grassington Festival 2012 – “Beer, Food & Relish”

Grassington Festival is upon us once again and this years highlights for me include, Billy Ocean, Allan Davies, Hope & Social and a Frank Stone lecture, Frank was actually part of the real Great Escape from Hut 104 in Stalag Luft III.

My first Grassington Fest event for 2012 was “Beer, Food & Relish” (how could I resist!) at The Fountaine Inn, Linton.  A five course beer based tasting menu.  A mixture of Beers from Ged Cueren of Cuerden Brewing, food from the Fountaine and Cheese from Relish the Deli in Grassington.

Cuerden Brewing Munich

We were greeted with a glass of Munich, 3.7%, from Cuerden Brewing, a clean hoppy ale, very drinkable…

Served with a Threplands Beer Roll and a Cheesy Beer Fritter, dressed with Dijon mustard & what looked like slivers of spam?  Was a lot better than it sounds or looks in my poor photograph!

cheesy beer fritter with threplands beer roll

The next beer course was a very dark, Fountaine pale ale, 4.2% again brewed by Ged Cuerden, a powerful and bittery pale ale with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops.

Fountaine Pale Ale 4.2%

Served with Beer Battered King Prawns.

beer battered king prawns

Beef and Fountaine Pale Ale Sausage in a Munich Ale Yorkshire Pudding.

beef and fountaine pale ale sausage in munich yorkshire pudding

Brisket of beef brasied in Cuerden Mild and served with a beer bacon and cabbage stew.

brisket of beef braised in cuerden mild with beer bacon and cabbage stew

Selection of Yorkshire Cheese’s from Relish of Grassington and served with a mixed berry fruit beer.

relish Yorkshire cheese selection

The fantastic selection of Yorkshire Cheese’s included classics from Shepherds Purse, Wensleydale, Ribblesdale and Swaledale.

Grassington Festival, tickets still available for many events.

Relish Deli, Grassington.

Fountaine Inn, Linton.

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About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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