Well I thought the first quarter of the year went by very quickly but the summer has gone in a flash, largely because I have had a busy period of business with new initiatives happening and lots of enquiries coming in. Here’s a quick round up of the highlights:
Summer events and beer festivals
Greenwich Festival was sunny for the 2 days of my bar and as a result the lager was very popular!
Otford Fete was another huge success with drinkers enjoying craft ales and ciders.
Knockholt Carnival was characterised by the truly amazing weather and we served copious amounts of Helles Belles lager and Summer Perle Pale ale. We are always pleased to support this event and help to raise funds for Carnival Charities. Anybody wanting to get involved to help on the bar next year is most welcome as this means we can contribute even more to charity.
My unique mobile bar service has really taken off with many wedding bookings as well as private parties and corporate events. I have two weddings coming up this Autumn which have been booked as a result of working with the lovely team at Festival Brides.
Since helping the owners to set up their pub’s microbrewery at the Oak tavern and tap house in Sevenoaks I have been brewing Oak Best and Oak Pale as well as a special Orange Pale ale on a regular basis. I invited photographer Vanessa Lockhart down to see me in action in the brew house and the resultant images are just amazing. Thank you Vanessa and I will be sharing your brilliant photography over the coming months.
In June I reached out with an impactful, hard to ignore, bright orange mailing pack to microbreweries in Kent and south east London and I was successful in my obtaining some consultancy work from a brewery company who were just getting into the market.
Walking and Pub Tours
I have been leading Pub tours in central London and Bermondsey on average 3 times per week during the height of the summer. Just a reminder that I can design any Private Pub Tour for you and your friends or colleagues at destinations of your choice in South East England.
Beer Spotlight on my Blog
My regular website Blog where I feature and profile various guest beers is active and again I invite you to share this with your own followers. I’m always happy to critique any beer you invite me to review – just get in touch!