Friday, November 4, 2011

Guy Fawkes Day - November 5th

Remember Remember the Fifth of November...

Much has been written about Guy Fawkes, many various versions and often debated over several pints.  His legacy will never fade and cause for celebration annually on November 5th. Even a famous movie V for Vandetta was made to cash in on his infamous cult interest. Whatever is true and really happened may never be told, but below is how we at Foggy Noggin Brewing (Bothell, WA) like to celebrate this festivus event.

In 1605, Guy Fawkes led a group's plan to blow-up the British Parliment, as known as the GunPowder Plot.  The plot was discovered and halted before the destruction happened.  This famous date of discovery and the punishment of the leader (Guy Fawkes) was on November 5, 1605. 

Guy Fawkes was strapped to a wooden chair and had a bonfire erected to surround him.  The fire was a public display to warn future copycats of the penalty associated with these types of actions.

Each year, since this date, English people hace celebrated this holiday.  Children will make a "guy" and take him door-to-door in their wagons, collecting fireworks for the big day.  Much like the American Halloween tradition. Then the families get together and build big bonfires and throw in their fireworks and "guys".  As they "guys" are tossed into the fire, they yell "Burn, you bloody bastard!"

"Guys" today resemble somone in dis-trust with the British people, very common to be political figures. 

Foggy Noggin Brewing - 2010 Guy Fawkes Celebration

This year, Foggy Noggin Brewing will be clebrating this in conjunction with our tasting room - Saturday - Nov 5th (1-4pm).  Bring your (environmentally safe to burn) "guy" to our tasting room and toss into our burn pile, and receive a $1 pint of our newest seasonal release - Butch's Brew (English Nut Brown Ale).  Limit 1 per person.

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