Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Nearly Ready


Sorry for the virtual silence for the last week or so, but I've been organising a big fuck off sized beer festival. Well deputy organising it, which is quite hard enough thank you. And you know what? It's nearly ready now and most certainly will be entirely so by opening time tomorrow, which is if you are trade, 14.30 in new money. For the rest of you it is 17.00

I've mentioned highlights already here, so won't bother doing that again, but it is really something splendid. The bars are built, the beers tapped and vented and the lines cleaned. The foreign and bottled beer has been set up, the cider and perry has been graded (it isn't a subterfuge for early drinking I'm assured) and the thousand and one other jobs have been ticked off. The place is looking great.

We are ready to rock and roll, so all that is needed to really ice my cake is for you (and around 10,000 more) to be there Dear Reader. If you show up, come and say hello.

The photo shows the Champion Winter Ale contenders in their anonymous pre-judging state.

5 comments:

Richard said...

That's some serious organisation...hope it all goes well when it kicks off!

Cooking Lager said...

Best of luck with it Tand. Have a good but responsible time in a controlled environment.

I hope CAMRA has a 2 pint limit on all attendees to ensure no one goes above the 4 daily units allowance. It would be a shame to see CAMRA support irresponsible drinking. I'll try to check up on it myself to make sure and will be telling Don Shenker all about it.

Paul Bailey said...

Good luck with the opening, Tandleman, hope it all goes well.

I must say all those racked casks look awfully inviting. Wish I was there to sample some of them!

The Hearty Goodfellow said...

Have to agree with Mr Bailey there.

What a sight to behold!

Incidentally, anyone doing the Derby Winter Festival next weekend?

Erlangernick said...

Lucky bastards.