Our second Ale Stars meeting was held on Tuesday, August 19th with Shandy talking us through this month's beer style - Stouts. We tasted Guinness Draught, Coopers Best Extra Stout, Red Hill Imperial Stout, and Youngs Double Chocolate - all great examples of the style.
Our special guest for the night was David Golding - Head Brewer from Red Hill Brewery - who chatted with us all about his brewery, beers, and all things stout. He also brought along some malts that he uses for his award winning stout which were tasty to munch on in between courses. A big thanks to Dave for making the trip - we certainly hope he keeps his great beers coming (the Weizenbock is going down a treat on one of our showcase taps right now).
We almost doubled the turnout from the first meeting and there already appears to be a great community feel to the Ale Stars. Stay tuned for details of next month's get together.