Friday, 1 January 2010

National Winter Ales Festival 2010


As some of you know, I'm involved as Deputy Organiser for the above event. This year we are at a new and bigger venue, so why not come along to one of the biggest selections of British beers, as well as an extensive foreign beer list that includes many rarities on draught and in bottle? Want to increase you beer knowledge all under one roof? This is the place!

Details are: 20th-23rd January 2010, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, M40 8EA

Wednesday - Evening; Thursday, Friday & Saturday - All day

The Sheridan Suite, Oldham Road, Manchester, M40 8EA, is just 1.2 miles from the Northern Quarter along Oldham Rd. It has a huge (free) car park (300 vehicles), that can accommodate many coach trips direct to the event. It is served by numerous direct buses from the City Centre.

ALL beers will be available at all times including the Champion Winter Beer Of Britain, as the competition will be judged before opening, allowing us to announce the winners early in the trade session. So be one of the the first to try the winning beers. Food will be available during all sessions.

This is a must attend event for the serious beer person. If any blogger needs trade session tickets (Wednesday from 14.30), then just let me know.

I look forward to seeing many of my readers there!

17 comments:

Woolpack Dave said...

I very much enjoyed it last year and already had the trade session date penciled in. Please can I have a ticket?

Crown Brewer Stu said...

does that mean i might get my beers on at a national camra beer fest?

Brew_monkey said...

can i get a couple of tickets for the trade session please?
The Brew Company
Unit C G4 Business Centre
Carlisle Street East
Sheffield S4 7QN

ChrisM said...

I'll be behind the bar at some point from Thursday onwards, assuming I can get back through the snow from Newcastle! I'm looking forward to it, hope you are too Tandleman and that you aren't too stressed!

Tandleman said...

Dave - No problem. Just one? I'll get it sent to you or pick up on the day? Just let me know which.

Crown Stu - Dunno, but I hope so.

Brew Monkey - As Dave - Just let me know.

ChrisM - Looking forward to seeing you there. The stress is building.

RedNev said...

Bit slow, aren't you TM? I've been advertising this festival on my blog since last year.

Richard said...

Sounds excellent - I'll try my best to be there if I can rally a few troops.

Cooking Lager said...

Whats the best night for tankard spotting?

Cooking Lager said...

Actually scrap that, it's miles out of the city center, I checked on google maps, any beer geeks wanna do the tankard spotting for me?

Tandleman said...

Less than two from Piccadilly Station Cookie. 1.8 in fact. 1.6 from Victoria with all the NQ pubs in between. Piece of.

Matt said...

I know the CIS Building isn't available this year but I think choosing this venue may turn out to be a mistake.

I won't be there myself for health-related reasons but speaking to several mates who are regular attenders none of them is going either. The main reason is the location. I know Google Maps says it's within a couple of miles of both mainline stations but I think the organisers have underestimated the psychological resistance of many drinkers to travel outside their city centre comfort zone for a pint. I hope I'm wrong for the continued existence of the event.

Tandleman said...

Well I hope you are wrong too. Many events of this nature have to take place outside the exact city centre and don't suffer from it. Of course we thought long and hard about it. We have had great support from staff and from suppliers, great support from most drinkers and most are prepared to suck it and see or so they tell us. The bus will get you there at little cost in under 10 mins from the centre. A lot of our customers come from many miles away. I doubt if another short hop will bother them. I am sorry your mates can't or won't make that effort and am sorry they will miss a great event. I'd ask you to ask them to give it a go. If they live in Greater Manchester, frankly there is no excuse not too.

Tandleman said...

Or even not to. We are VERY positive about this event.

Leigh said...

Visiting on Sat - hope theres some beer left...

Tandleman said...

Brew Monkey and Dave. I'll post your tickets tomorrow.

Leigh. There will be.

Tandleman said...

Tickets posted yesterday.

Mark, Real-Ale-Reviews.com said...

We'll hopefully be over Thursday afternoon!