Tour de Trappist” with “John Clarke

 trappist_logoJohn Clarke, Editor of Stockport & South Manchester CAMRA’s “Opening Times” for over 29 years, is one of the most knowledgeable “beer people” we know, especially when it comes to Belgium.

In fact, he spends so much time in Europe, he requires a VISA to get back into Stockport and often classes Bruges ’t Brugs Beertje as his local…

John will present five samples of authentic Trappist beers, talking you through the various styles, stories and rich history of these monastic brews.

Tickets £15 each

Saturday 6th August at 7:30 PM (doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start)

Tickets on sale now. (See note below)

*Note: This event is a rearranged date and consequently is pretty much fully subscribed already. If you have already ordered tickets they are available now. If you want to express an interest in any that may be available please let me know and I will put you on a short list for any that come up.

More event news coming very soon….

Chorlton Brewery and Sour Beers with Mike Marcus

Chorlton Brewery and Sour Beers with Mike Marcus

Saturday 2 July 2016 – 7:30 – 10:00pm 

When I first tasted sour beer, I wondered how anyone in their right mind could drink the stuff. I sat for about an hour trying to get my head around it, before eventually giving up.

A year later, I sampled the exact same Gueuze I’d struggled to drink and wondered why on Earth I had made such a meal of it back then. It was delicious and now sour beers are some of my favourites. For this reason I am keen to champion them here in Stoke, and as Chorlton brew some of the finest British examples, who better to help me do that then their head brewer.

Former fine artist Mike Marcus launched Chorlton Brewing back in 2014, coming up with his own unique recipes after months of researching and travelling to Europe’s best beer regions delving into their secrets along the way. Mike plans to take you on a journey of discovery through sour beers, sampling not only beers of his own making, but some of the styles and favourites that inspired his own path into brewing.

We plan to make this a relaxed, informal night, keeping numbers low to ensure comfort and an enthusiastic audience.

Tickets are priced at £15 which covers five beer samples and a few snacks and will be on-sale in the shop from Tuesday 22 June.