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 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

20th June- Rising Sun, Manchester

Its been a while since our (sorry your) trip into Manchester so when a member recommended another pub in the City Centre I thought -why not? The hostelry in question is the Rising Sun. Its not difficult to find as its just west of the Town Hall down either Queen Street or Lloyd Street (the pub has two entrances). It also offers food so I would suggest that we start our meeting at 1:00pm for those that would like a meal. As it’s a City Centre pub its probably best to avoid Fridays so Thursday the 20th of June is the selected date.

For a description I have reverted to “What Pub” so credit to CAMRA who manage the site: -

“Built in 1684 as a public house this is a little gem and one of only 3 pubs in the City Centre to have a front and rear entrance. Refurbished in February 2012 to give a more traditional pub feel and improved use of space.

Very popular with local office workers at lunchtimes, the pub welcomes locals and visitors alike. A range of seven real ales are served. LocAles from Millstone and others feature permanently alongside others often from the Lancaster & Moorhouses brewery ranges.

Home cooked food at lunchtimes is very popular with the speciality being Mr Smith's Homemade Chilli. The Landlord stated if you want a quick meal go to McDonalds!

Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Pub Of The Season for Autumn 2010”.

The beers are very good, the last time I was in there I gave the Big Bog Peat Bog Porter a score of 4 out of 5!! Real Ciders are also available.

Transport could not be easier as a train to Piccadilly allows you to pick up the Metro to St Peters Square leaving a 5-minute walk round Central Library into Albert Square and down Lloyd St. Or an even shorter walk is to take the Manchester “Free Bus” from Piccadilly, Route 1 to either the stop on Deansgate just after The John Rylands Library or the later stop at Albert Square. For those with smart phones the address is 22 Queen St. M2 5HX.

For those that do social media their Facebook details are: -

Previous visits

25 April 2019Grove Ale House, Hazel Grove
10 Nov 2018Torrside Brewing Company, Newmills
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

2018 Annual Report: View

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