Last night was a catch up with the old boy’s at Port Street Beer House (http://www.portstreetbeerhouse.co.uk/) now probably my best pub in Manchester. This was all originally arranged as Dave H was back over from Hong Kong on a flying visit as well as having Stephen S up from London.
A good night was had but we kept it to just 2 brands of beer, 1 was called “Beast” from the Brightside Brewery in Bury. (http://www.brightsidebrewing.co.uk/page28.html) A malty beer for its strength, with a bitterness level to keep it balanced. Good body and subtle English hops, with just a light, fresh American hop finish and overall a really good session bitter.very nice pint, the 2nd beer we tried was Thornbridge Wye (http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/thornbridge-cask-beer.php) The commercial description of this beer is “A delicate Pale Ale lightly hopped with the unique and refreshing aroma of cucumber” and not only did it have the aroma of cucumber it certainly had the taste of it too. The flavour was odd at 1st but then became a chore to drink!
Then today was Lewis’s School Leavers Ball from The Deanery High School at Kilhey Court, Wigan (http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-kilhey-court/).
We took him to his mates where 6 of them were being driven to Kilhey Court in a stretch limo. At £45/each it was not cheap but they had to arrive in style.
Guess who has to pick him up at 01:00 in the morning, oh yes me 🙂
But I bet he’s had a great night chasing the girls from school.
Maybe a lie-in is on the cards for tomorrow.