Eccles Beer & Gin Festival 2021
Posted on August 11, 2021
First Chop are super proud to be supporting the upcoming Eccles Beer & Gin Festival 2021 - launching on Friday 20 August!
Taking place at the Eccles Rugby Football Club very close to the brewery the festival is spread over 3 days; 20th-22nd August, so far alongside First Chop they will have 20 different Beers, over 20 different Gins and at least 4 different Ciders to enjoy, many of them from our regional brewers and distilleries.
Eccles RFC has been a champion of homegrown talent since 1897, so alongside live music from local performers there will also be quaility food from local producers and a Men's rugby tournament commemorating '100 years of Hoops' where you're sure to see some of the district's finest athletes battling it out for local bragging rites and the chance to lift 'The Eccles Cup'. Read on for further details...
If you supported the club's Covid Recovery Crowdfunder in March by pledging for an advance festival ticket you can look forward to enjoying free entry to the festival on Friday and Saturday and have exclusive access to Friday's Beer Judging. If you are unable to attend the Beer Judging on Friday you will recieve free entry on Saturday & Beer tokens.
You don't have to be an Ale aficionado or a club member - the Eccles Beer & Gin Festival is a community event and everyone is welcome. Entrance is just £2 per adult and drinks tokens can be purchased at the gate on arrival.
Friday 20th (sponsor’s day) - Entrance £2
14:30 Doors open to Sponsors, invited guests and Crowdfunder Advance Ticket Holders
16:30 General Public admittance
15:30 – 17:30 Beer Judging
15:00 – 18:00 Rugby Golf on the pitch
17:30 2-Hour Salford Online Facebook Live Streaming
19:00 Meet the Brewer
22:30 Bar closes
Saturday 21st (rugby day) - Entrance £2
12:30 Doors open
13:00 - 17:00 Rugby '100 Years of Hoops' Tournament
17:00 Eccles Cup awarded to the winning team
18:30 – 22:00 Live Music
22:30 Bar closes
Sunday 22nd (family day) - Free Entrance
12:30 Doors open
Family activities all day
17:30 Bar closes
CONFIRMED TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS
Sedgley Park RUFC
Vale of Lune RUFC
CONFIRMED BEERS & BREWERS (SO FAR)
First Chop (Eccles) :)
Seven Brothers (Salford)
Pomona Island (Salford)
Strange Times (Salford)
Bank Top (Bolton)
Dunham Massey (Altricham)
Dunham Press Cider (Altrincham)
Red Bank Cider (Bolton)
CONFIRMED GINS & DISTILLERIES (SO FAR).
Singsby (Harrogate) Rhubarb Gin | 40% | Locally sourced botanaticals, combined with sweet yorkshire rhubarb.
Warners (Northhamptonshire) Rhubarb Gin | 40% | Fresh Tangy and sweet made with freshly pressed Rhubarb on Fall Farm.
Whitley Neill (Liverpool) Rhubarb & Gin Gin | 43% | Tart, crisp edge, warmed by real ginger, full bodied, complex finish.
Boe (Scotland) Violet Gin | 41.5% | Small Batch, award wining gin, infused with violets to create a light delicate taste.
Brockmans (London) Gin | 40% | Premium , smooth, blueberrys, blackberrys, bitter sweet orange peel, lemon, corrinander.
Bombay Sapphire (London) Gin | 40% | 1761 recipe, smooth, complex, elegant, light speict finish.
Tanqueray (London) Flor de Sevilla Gin | 41.3% | Made with Bittersweet Seville Oranges
Hendricks (Scotland) Gin | 41.4 % | Traditional botanicals, Corriander, Citrus peel infused with cucumber and rose petals.
Gordons (London) Mediterranean Orange Gin | 37.5% | Zesty, refreshing, inspired by a 1929 Gordons recipe.
Gordons (London) White Peach Gin | 37.5% | Elegant, sweet notes of peach balanced with classic Gordons.
Gordons (London) Premium Pink Gin | 37.5% | Sweet Raspberry and Strawberry with the tang of red currant.
Ophir (London) Dry Gin | 40 % | Spices of the Orient, unique hand-picked botancials, cubebs, cardimon and tellicherry pepper.
CONFIRMED LIVE MUSIC