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.

First off, I would like to give a big welcome to our new members who looked to be having a great time during our trip to the Chiverton Tap last month. We could even be introducing a third new member in March.

It‘s been two years since we visited the Hope Inn on the A6 (Wellington Rd North), a pub with traditional décor and a cosy bar. This pub produces much of its own beer on the premises but still maintains 2 to 3 beer pumps for guest ales giving the cask ale drinker plenty of choice. We all enjoyed ourselves last time and I will see if we can arrange that overdue trip downstairs to view the brewery and I will ask for a stock of pork pies to be on hand.

From recent outings it looks as though Friday proves to be a popular day so for the time being, I will look at the 4th Friday of each month for our meetings. An early start looks to benefit us with a choice of where to park ourselves to ensure we can congregate as a group so I also plan 1pm starts, don‘t worry if you cannot get there for 1pm you have plenty of time to join us later on.

It‘s easy to get to, 118 Wellington Road North SK4 2LL (right hand side heading for Manchester), less than a mile from Stockport station‘s exit and half a mile from Stockport bus terminus. If you want to take a bus to drop you off less than a minute‘s walk to the pub its equidistant from the 192‘s stops for Belmont Bridge and Belmont Way, Belmont Way being the second stop after the one facing Debenhams.

If you would like more information see the pubs web site: -

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone, see you there on Friday 27th March at 1pm.

Previous visits

28 Feb 2020Chiverton Tap, Cheadle Hulme
27 Sep 2019The Magnet, Stockport
23 Aug 2019Woodford Cricket Club Beer Festival
21 Aug 2019The Wellington, Stockport
20 Jun 2019Rising Sun, Manchester
25 Apr 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

2019 Annual Report: View

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