A wet and windy day (read friggin awful) greeted the revellers who arrived to sample the Hopping Mad range of great beers in Darlo last Saturday.
The early arrivals consisted of mainly the Ale Star crew, "The Jasons" as well as host of other Taphouse regulars. The rain forced a few peoples hands and made them stay through the entire afternoon as a captive audience - though there were no complaints.
Once the rain lifted and the Military Tattoo caused another gridlock of traffic we settled in for the evening session, entertained by the Mitch Fingers Trio who had both the room and the staff dancing thru til close.
The night also proved to be a crash learning course for our recently Assistant Manager, Gareth Duncan, who was styling in his top hat and tails!
We raised $805 for the Red Cross Haiti Appeal.
Here's the slide show below (press play).