£25 Per Head // 2-5pm, Saturday 23rd April 2016
The Duke’s Head, 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG
TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
The ‘meet the brewer’ concept is tired, outdated and fundamentally flawed. In 2016 we’re seeing more new breweries than ever fighting for tap space and more bars trying to win custom with increasingly rushed, fatigued and poor quality events. Something has to change.
I’m sick of standing in a crowded bar, queuing three deep while waiting for the brewer to eventually stand up and nervously address the swelling throng for all of 90 seconds. I’m sick of seeing laboured food and beer pairings, the same mantra being repeated over and over again for the slim hope that something, somewhere sticks. I’m sick of rocking up to a quiet bar two weeks after an event and still seeing half the beers from a tap takeover quietly going stale while regular beers sell through.
We, the drinker, deserve the kind of event that reflects the ever-increasing quality and vibrancy of the UK’s evolving beer culture. We deserve a relaxed, immersive environment where we truly, genuinely get to meet a brewer and learn about their ethos and why they strive to do exactly what it is that they do. We deserve well though out food pairings, we deserve table service and we deserve events to be exactly that – events. Something memorable, something that makes craft beer culture worthwhile being a part of.
With this in mind, please join us at The Duke’s Head on Saturday the 23rd of April at 2pm for a very special event with Manchester’s Cloudwater Brew Co. I’ll be there to compere, while Cloudwater co-owner and founder Paul Jones helps you learn about his brewery. We’ll ensure that your glass is filled regularly with some very special beers from Cloudwater – and more - on cask and keg. Our April food residency Squid Kitchen will be cooking up some specially prepared seasonal bites to accompany your beer.
But we’re not stopping there. We’ll present a showcase of the art used by Cloudwater. Paul will not only be selecting the playlist but also spinning a few records and talking about why he’s chosen them. We’re also very excited to announce that Beavertown Brewery’s Creative Director Nick Dwyer will be joining us to grill Paul in a live Frost vs. Nixon style interview – and you’ll have your own chance to quiz Paul too.
So grab a ticket and join us for what we hope will be the first in a series of meet the brewer events that aim to make things better for the drinker – Just like brewers such as Cloudwater are doing with their beer.
Matthew Curtis, March 2016