A date for your beer diary, at last, after much moaning, groaning and gnashing of teeth, we finally have a date that fits the bill.
After last years event I had no idea that we’d be “Back In Macc” (hashtag alert). #Twissups don’t tend to be annual, they are usually wild sporadic beasts that pop up, create a fuss and are gone before you know it, at least for a year or two. However, the feedback from last year was ace, people have asked if I can pull another together and the venues seem game, so hey, let’s do this thing!
The aim will be to try and improve a little on last year, but keep the format similar. A group of great venues within a short walking distance of the train station each with some hand-picked beers for your delight. A brewery visit to Red Willow and all the joys that such visitations bring, plus, if all goes to plan, at least one completely new beer at each place we visit, hopefully with brewer/s in tow, and of course a selection of quality munchies to mop up some of the many beverages consumed.
That is the plan at least, it’s tough, but there’s only one way to find out if I manage it, turn up.
September 13th is so far away though, why wait so long I hear you ask?
Well it’s a number of things really, the first is time. Ask anyone who’s pulled together anything like the above and they will tell you it doesn’t happen over night. Then there are dates that clash all over the place. Last years date for example was scuppered by both an extended Barnaby Festival (a local Macclesfield event) and the European Beer Bloggers Conference, excluding lots of potential attendees. Of the other three potential dates, two clashed with large “craft” beer festivals in Leeds and Liverpool, the other was just too short notice to make it viable. On top of all that, August was pretty much wiped out by some of our protagonists taking three week well earned holiday.
In short, the next five months are just a bit mental, it also gives you all plenty of time to plan ahead..
As usual, more info will be posted up here as and when things develop, please share this post register your interest in comments or via Twitter.
(Read more about last years event here and here, there are lots more too, just follow the links on the pages)
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