The next social meeting: -
Halifax trip: Saturday 29th July -
Many people have asked about another visit to Liverpool, and we are working on that with perhaps a combined visit to Big Bog Brewery again.
Gastric Stimulation -
Extract from ‘The Complete Winetaster’ -
The authorities know that schnapps and beer are produced at Germany’s highest brewery ‘2244’ at the mountain station of the ‘Karwendelbahn’ despite a building ban. Inspectors do not know what exactly happens at an altitude of 2,244m as they have trouble getting to the top. The distillery started in 2021 but permission was not granted for a brewery to be added. It was and 2500L was sold in its inaugural week before last Christmas. Building inspectors have not been allowed into the gondolas of the Karwendelbahn and are reluctant to take a walk to the top!
The pub crawl is no more; as according to CAMRA, drinkers should avoid saying “pub crawl” and “happy hour” if they want to be inclusive. Members are urged to have a ‘pub tour’ where they will ‘savour a pint’. Phrases such as “join the lads for a few after work” comes under fire as off putting to women. Its website urged members to ‘avoid lad culture overtones which can be alienating to many’. Unsurprisingly, not everybody was in favour of the changes, and due to this and similar political correctness, members are leaving in their droves. The Holly Bush in Makeney, Derbyshire was left out of the 2023 Good Beer Guide after 36 appearances out of the last 42 editions because the CAMRA surveyors found the pub ‘too busy and were not able to get served straight away’. The sale of food and the presence of children was also mentioned; this in a 17th-