Another festive weekend over – such a tremendous setting for the annual Xmas Fayre – children climbing in and out of the huge trains, playing with the big old switch levers and, generally, having a riot.
The annual craft sellers event is held within the halls of the Steam Railway Museum next to the Outlet Village in Swindon. The various craft stalls are dotted amongst the museum exhibits giving a backdrop of huge ironworks, locomotives, video screens and childrens’ activity areas.
This year we focussed on our craft beers with the widest range we’ve ever had on offer:
Fresh Hop (new)
Sour Project #2
Green Hop (2016 harvest on offer)
A lot of people are still asking for our Elderflower Bubbly and other fruit wines, but we’ve had to put these back until next Springtime.
Our stall at the Xmas Fayre went really well in its new spot this year and our new Gift Sacks were a big hit (a beer selection plus artisan chocolate). Earlier this year we had the very lucky task of carrying out tasting sessions and landed on some ideal craft beer and chocolate pairings including (among others):
Extra Dark Chocolate + Bushcraft Porter
Lemon White Chocolate + Green Hop Pale Ale
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by.
Several of the beers are now virtually sold out and we’re down to the last few Gift Sacks.
In the last couple of weeks running up to Xmas we’ll be offering free local delivery, so keep an eye out on here.