Wednesday, 21 January 2009

NWAF Update


We are getting there! A huge amount of kit and enough beer to float a battleship is now firmly ensconced in the New Century Hall, Staff have been arriving from near and far and some of us are knackered already and we haven't even opened yet. Being used to handling nines of beer, I had more or less forgotten how heavy eighteens are. I was reminded in no uncertain terms. Everyone is pitching in with both specialist and general teams meshing together. I am multi tasking like I was back at work. There is even some younger people helping us old codgers. Hooray for that.

The final touches are being put today and we are hoping for over 7000 people. The trade session is in great demand. No-one is worrying yet about getting it all back out of the hall, but hopefully, at least the damn casks won't weigh as much!

I'll try and keep in touch over how we are doing, but I can't promise. We open today at four.

6 comments:

Woolpack Dave said...

Hopefully I'll see you there.

The SD said...

Wish I could be there, best of British

Paul said...

I look forward to being there. It looks so good I might even go there two days in a row!

Can we swipe the glasses after we've used them? The beer festivals I've been to encourage this.

Tandleman said...

Of course. You pay to hire or keep as you see fit.

Gazza Prescott said...

I'll be in town Sat but won't be in the festival - too many scoops in the pubs and the beer list at NWAF is, to be honest, piss-poor IMO.

Boak said...

Good luck. Had hoped to come up North for this one, but work got in the way.