Real Ale Group

This new group had its inaugural meeting (with about 16 members taking part) in September at The Beer Shack in Hucknall to discuss the groups activities and ‘rules’, it was decided after sampling the excellent beer provided that we would limit the group to approx 20 members (currently at 21).

Our first outing was to be the Wetherspoon’s Beer Festival and 16 of us turned up, along with two new members, at 7.00 pm on Weds 10th October at The Pilgrims Oak in Hucknall to sample the 17 beers and 5 ciders on offer, most at only £2.15p a pint, served in thirds, halves or pint measures. It must be pointed out that although a good attempt was made, no one managed to sample all on offer. A very good evening.

Our next outing was to the Nottingham Robin Hood Real Ale and Cider Festival to be held at Motorola in Nottingham, on Weds 17th October. Most of us met at the tram station at 4.00pm and entered the event at 5.00pm.

Over 1000 beers on offer, plus many ciders and for the first time a Gin stall. A much bigger event than the Wetherspoons festival with many weird and wonderful beers on offer. We sampled a distinctive green beer, but decided it wasn’t for us. Again an excellent evening as the attached photos show.

Our next outing is to be on Tues 27th November being a tour around the Castle Rock Brewery, with beer tasting and a meal after. In December we will be sampling the ales in our local hostelries in Hucknall and in January those about Canning Circus.

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