Kristy for sorting it out for us. It’s a different day to Sheffield but I think it looks abusolutely brilliant and at the end we can just carry on drinking wherever we want to or those who are getting the train can slack off early. There is accommodation available, starting from £35 for a single. Here’s the rough plan:
Arrive from 11am - Meet in the Coopers Tavern. Lots of beer on draught and close to the train station.
12:30 - Tour of The Maltings with Graeme Hamilton (this is pretty damn cool!). We would need a full list of names and shoe sizes for everyone for this.
2:00pm - The Dial - trial of Draught Blue Moon and Worthington Red Shield (Carling will also be available for those wishing to drink it in its home town).
3:00pm - White Shield Brewery Tour with Steve Wellington and Jo White (awesome).
4:00pm – Visit the National Brewery Centre. A buffet lunch (courtesy of Kristy!) in The Brewery Tap (we’ll need it by this stage) followed by a museum tour. Everyone gets samples of P2, Worthington E, Red Shield and White Shield to take away, so bring a bag if you want to take it home.
5:30pm - Head to Burton Bridge Brewery, maybe for a tour, definitely for some beers.
7:00pm - Wetmore Whistle (this is either a pub or an instruction, I’m not sure... either way, it means we drink more beer). The rest of the evening is ours to enjoy in Burton so if there are other recommended pubs then that’s the time to go.
People can head off early evening like last time or they can stay over. We need to know in advance if you want to stay (we can get in William Worthington’s house and it’s self-service on a Sunday but that’s fine, I’m sure we can find somewhere to serve us breakfast - there are four single rooms at £35+VAT and two doubles at £50+VAT, there’s also the Three Queens for £55 a single, including breakfast – first come, first served for all). Remember, this is open to anyone who blogs or tweets about beer, but it would help if we knew exactly who is coming so can you drop your details into the form below (either here or on Andy’s blog), including whether you want a hotel or not and what your shoe size is for the maltings.
We suggested a beer swap last time but we won’t do that in Burton, unless people arrange separately.
There we are, get Saturday 15th May in the diary and book the train tickets. How does that sound?! Who’s coming along?