To put an end to your clamour, lack of sleep and general stress I can now announce the big plan for Project 2011. The guesses below are as raconteur, Roy Walker would put it, “good but not right.”
This year instead of 52 brews in 52 weeks I am aiming to brew at 12 breweries in 12 months.
I have a few already confirmed and so far the breweries I am quietly confident of brewing with are:
Hepworth’s / Ridgeway
Others which I would like to work with I won’t be so bold as to list before I contact them. If you are a brewer or you know a brewer who you think would like a big ugly bloke shouting a lot in your/their brewery for the day please let me know. If you have a suggestion for someone to approach please also leave a comment. I will be constrained by geography although I am quietly confident of brewing with at least 1 non UK brewer.
Some of the brews will be collaborations and some will just involve me pitching in with the day to day stuff. What I am aiming to get is a feel for the brewery so I can write about the experience and the place here on my blog.
I suspect that I will not be able to brew every month. I may have to brew more at the start and end of the year so as to avoid being away from the brewery during the madness of the summer. One of the brews may involve a cage fight.