Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Well Wasn't That Fun?


Bar the shouting (mostly internal) National Winter Ales Festival is over. It was stressful, but hopefully successful and dealing with the myriad problems thrown up by the venue, the public and the staff reminded me of work, but not in a good way. The public as we know are strangely fickle, but I have to say were mostly a delight. CAMRA members have many qualities and strengths, not all of them immediately apparent, but boy do they work hard. The ones that work at NWAF are dedicated and selfless, but nonetheless, it is all a bit like herding cats, bless 'em. But we got it all done after a fashion and hopefully everyone got something out of it.

Things don't stop though. Apart from the post mortem of NWAF which I'll chair, as the Organiser is buggering off to New Zealand for over a month, we'll have Oldham Beer Festival for my own CAMRA Branch at the end of April.

We must love it really.

My favourite beer? Hmm. Not sure but I doubt if Liverpool Organic's various efforts were surpassed by many.

7 comments:

RedNev said...

Sorry I couldn't make it, but for the second year running, I had a clash on every day of the festival. You mention Liverpool Organic Brewery beers; I've written about them myself and particularly like their 24 Carat Gold.

Scyrene said...

I had a great time. Seeing the complicated pipework behind the bars gave me new respect for the organisers. It was just a pity I couldn't go every day!

Scyrene said...

By the way, all the Liverpool Organic beers I had were excellent.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think your favourite beer/s should be in block capitals.

Ben

Rob Nicholson said...

It was a great event and I wish I could have stayed longer. A big pat on the back for everyone involved. Maybe I'll be able to help out myself next year...

PS. It was a bit hot on Friday ;-)

Baron Orm said...

It was an excellent festival you should all be very proud!

I had a great time on the Saturday and it was nice to have a quick chat with you too.

Best beer for me? It was a tie between Liverpool Organic Imperial IPA and Thornbridge St. Petersburg.

Ale Qaeda said...

You are to be congratulated, Sir, for fighting the good fight.