Real Ale Appreciation Group


Summary Monthly meetings, days and times to vary 
Venue Breweries, unique pubs and beer festivals 
Contact Lawrence Devaney - Telephone details are in the paper/email copy of the newsletter
Email groups@bramhallu3a.org.uk with 'Real Ale Appreciation' as the subject

The primary aim of this group is to expand members knowledge of the brewing process through visits and talks; to investigate the spectacular growth in micro pubs/breweries; to experience the phenomenal range of beer products and to have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded members. Short to medium term our Group visits breweries, unique pubs, and beer festivals on a monthly basis that are accessible with local public transport. However, long term aspirations cover visits to further afield aided by commercial coach operators. This is an all-inclusive group and so any Bramhall U3A member will be very welcome to join.


Upcoming visits


November - Torrside Brewing Company, Newmills

Earlier in the month I gave members a ‘heads up’ on our November activity and promised more details to follow. This trip is slightly different as we will be participating in an ‘open’ brewery tap event where you will be able to sample Torrside Brewing Companies own beers and a few guest ones. The date for your diaries is the 10th November, I know that this date is earlier than normal and yes, it’s a Saturday (a special pass out might be needed) but it’s going to be worth it. A particularly favourite brewery of mine has organised an in house or more accurately an in-brewery tap that weekend. The Torrside Brewing company is run, managed and operated by three unique beer enthusiasts who have a fantastic track record of producing great beers. Although a little far out on the outskirts of New Mills a 199 bus from Manchester airport via Stockport and Hazel Grove or a train on the Buxton line will drop you off at New Mills Newtown station.

Getting there details: -
The 199 Skyline bus leaves Stockport bus station (stand F) at 37 minutes past each hour arriving at the stop adjacent to Chalkers Snooker club, Newtown on the A6 at 9 minutes past the hour. I suggest you catch the 13:37 which will pick up along the route.
At the present the trains are subject to industrial action on Saturdays as the line is operated by Northern Rail. However, if strike action is not in place trains leave Stockport for Buxton at 13:21 picking up at Davenport & Hazel Grove at 13:25 and 13:30 respectively arriving Newmills Newtown at 13:41. I will endeavour to keep you up to date on this.

Getting back: -
The 199s are more frequent in the early evenings with buses back to Stockport at 16:12, 16:42, 17:12 and 17:42. This journey takes about 38 minutes.
Trains, if running will leave Newmills Newtown at 16:19, 16:55,17:20.

Torrside produce many excellent and distinctive beers for cask but don’t forget their ‘Monster’ range in bottles which includes several variants in the Aged and Imperial class. Finally, it is November and, in a brewery, so if you are inclined to feel the cold wrap up warm. There is public access to the left of the snooker club (Down the side wall), over a bridge across the railway lines to Chapel Street.

Torrside Brewing web page is: - http://www.torrside.co.uk/

Previous visits

27 Sep 2018Project 53, Stockport
17 Aug 2018Flute & Firkin, Cask Tavern, Poynton
25 Jul 2018Mounting Stone, Bramhall

Visit Reports

Nov 2017 Visit to The Malt Disley

Oct 2017 Visit to Remedy Bar & Brewhouse, Stockport

Sep 2017 Visit to Petersgate Tap, Stockport

Aug 2017 Visit to Mounting Stone, Bramhall



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