No beer tour worth its salt doesn’t involve a brewery tour and as one of driving forces behind the event, Toby and Caroline agreed to host us again for a repeat of what was an excellent few hours last year.
None of the amazing pulled pork this time though I’m afraid, far too much to do in the brewery at the moment to allow time for a few hours of gentle pork massage.. 😉
But fear not, your need to soak up the beverages with some scrumptious nosh will be sated in most excellent fashion. We (well they actually), are firing up the barby. On that fiery cremater of all fine meats will be burgers from none other than @frostybutcher, aka Lee Horsley Frost of W H Frost and Sons, Chorlton. To house these delicious hunks of meaty goodness, we also have brioche rolls from Macclesfield’s own wonderful bakers Flour Water Salt, good enough to eat on their own. All topped, provided Toby has time to deconstruct his carrot and cabbage, delicious home made slaw. Deee-lish!!
To wash this down, of course we need some fine and tasty beer, something interesting to intrigue those taste buds and bring out their delightfully flavoursome secrets. In a weird stroke of luck, we have just that..
For a special one-off, never to sampled again treat, we have Andy Parker’s “Elusive Brewing”, who bring us their “Aged Pomegranate Lambic”, not to be missed.
Also getting its first ever outing is RedWillow’s own, “Rioja Barrel Aged Rhubarb Sour”, which has been maturing nicely, making it really smooth and fruity.
Don’t worry, there will be something a little less challenging for non-sour lovers too, this is to be decided yet, so fret not, you are catered for.
If the rain keeps off, this looks to be another really good session, informal brewery tours will be available for those who want them but generally its more of a welcome, come in wander around and have a beer approach, which was great fun last year.
All we need now is you, so a reminder to please like the Facebook page and if possible show you are coming along. If not for Twitter users you can tweet myself @filrd, @redwillowmacc, @thetreacletap, @thewharfmacc, or @tobymckenzie, or why not all of us at once. If none of that is your thing, like the post or comment below. But most of all, please share with your friends and come along for the day, all are welcome to join, itinerary again below with a little slack for walking etc.
*Saturday 13th September 2014*
Treacle Tap – 11am- 12:45
RedWillow Brewery – 12:50-14:45
Wharf 15 -17:15
RedWillow Bar 17-30 – 20:00
20:01 Feel free to circulate and do it all again..
Seeing my long coveted De Garre glass prompts me to update you on my quest to acquire one. A year or so ago you were in De Garre and were kind enough to attempt to secure one for me. I think their stock was low but you said they were now selling them at the pub. Last week a friend stopped in for a pint and asked, in hopes of getting about this and was told they would not sell the glasses. Occasionally the owner would give one away. Last month I was in a pub in St Margaret’s Hope on Orkney. I asked the owner for a McEwan’s glass since this is hasn’t been sold in the States for several years. He was kind enough to give me a glass, but one of the patrons at the bar said “why didn’t you just pinch it ?”
Any hopes of someone in your following trying again or should I investigate the penalty for petty larceny in Belgium? Jeff Mackie
BTW the Dark Island beer brewed in Orkeny was pretty good but much like a Guinness .