Last but by no means least in my round hop of what’s on for the BackInMacc tour tomorrow (Sat 13th September 2014), is one of my favourite pubs anywhere. Friendly local, music venue, community pub, beer geek heaven, it manages to pull them all off at one time or another, making it a must visit.
As usual Chris Stairmand has pulled a series of extremely rat-arsed rabbits out of the hat, a tres continental sounding one at that in terms of what he has lined up for our drinking pleasure.
We have our new brewer in residence, James Bendall from Wrexham based Axiom Brewing, with his first beer to market New Dawn. A fine offering to start a commercial brewing career it is too and can quite easily stand alone, but to add to the intrigue tomorrow it’s planned to be served via a randall stuffed with hops yet to be revealed. A Welsh rarebit..
Mancunian with a southern hemispheric hint up next we have the delicious collaboration beer from Marble’s Matthew Howgate and New Zealander ex-pat James Kemp, who’ s collective talents created Howgate & Kemp New Zealand Pale Ale.
Continuing our transcontinental tour-de-biers we go all Soviet, via Nottingham’s Flipside Brewery, going dark and mysterious with their SIBA award-winning stout Russian Rouble, Da!
Onward weary traveller to Europe, where we are set to meet some exceptionally special beers featuring brewers from Scotland, Denmark and of course Belgium. Beers that need no explanation to delight and amaze so I won’t bother, apart from to say, feast your eyes on these bad boys!!
Both will be available on keg of course rather than in bottles, with the Pannepeut being the 2013 Vintage rather than the version shown.
A truly knockout selection, with more on offer across the bar too. Step three of our beer adventure, The Wharf…
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The itinerary too for those who have missed it…
*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..
New brewer eh? And I thought I’d been doing it for years 🙂
Ha, sorry, that should have read, long in the tooth brewer James Bendall’s “new venture”! Better? 😉