Any weekend beer plans??

Shakespeare-Pump-Clip-SIP-SUP April 2011

Sunshine and beer go hand-in-hand extraordinarily well in my book.  I’ve been trying to take advantage of this amazing hot, sunny weather in between a little bout of illness and working my socks off! I’m not one for knocking them back until I keel over: in this weather, that’d be just plain foolhardy! But sipping a cool half an ale (or two) in the sunshine while relaxing with friends is my idea of heaven. So it got me thinking… what beer plans have you’ve got for the myriad of Bank Holidays we’ve got lined up these next few weekends??

Yesterday The Main Man and I went on a jaunt into Birmingham city centre and headed down to the opening of The Shakespeare on Summer Row, which has now become a Nicholson’s Pub. Part of the Birmingham M&B pub chain the Nicholson’s pub offering is pretty cool: a more than decent choice of cask ales, delicious food, served in a pub that is steeped in history. I LOVE what they do with the pump clips to help you make a choice!!

Shakespeare Pump Clips 2 (fuzzy! oops! but I think they look cool!)

Languishing in that sunny beer garden last night reminded me of the time a couple of weekends back that The Main Man and I had to retreat to The Bell for a Home Brew Summit to figure out how we were going to resolve the issues with our leaking boiler on what was meant to be our ESB Brew Day!

Harviestoun Schiehallion (mine), Purity Pure UBU (his!)

And the sun always reminds me of those good times on me jolly ‘olifers!

So what fabulous beers are planning on enjoying this weekend and why??

Beer Beauty in The Algarve - June 2010


5 Responses to Any weekend beer plans??

  1. Jane Peyton says:

    Hello BB

    In the absence of yours and MM’s ESB (hint hint – want my address?) I’ll be on Spring Sprinter a new beer from George Gale (brewed at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery) is DEELISH. A really easy drinking refreshing golden coloured brew. It contains Nelson Sauvin hops which give it gooseberry, elderflower and Sauvignon Blancy characters. Perfect for a sunny Easter weekend. I also have a bottle of Meantime London Lager in the fridge – so that’s breakfast sorted. Bottoms up and pass the Easter Eggs please!

    Jane x

    • BEER BEAUTY says:

      Hey Jane, sounds terrific!! Fab sounding hops in the new Fuller’s beer! I’m going on the hunt for their new Royal Wedding Ale too.
      I’ve got a few ESBs and a Broadside chilling in the beer cupboard. And going to St George’s Day Family Festival at Burton brewery for a few ales too. Hoppy Easter Weekend :-)))

  2. Reminds me of the personal touch in Waterstone’s and Borders, reminiscent of indy book shops. We like!

  3. Off to Leuven near Brussels – the home of Stella Artois – on tour. Sorry!! But back next week for some proper beer at the Towcester Beer Festival!!

    • BEER BEAUTY says:

      Hey somebody’s gotta do it!! Only kidding! Hope you have a terrific time: let me see pics!!! Bet you can’t wait for your beer festival!!!

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