Ale stars members were on hand for a very special July edition of Ale Stars - our 4th Birthday!
Shandy, entertaining as always as our faithful host, lead us through sampling delicious beer from Thornbridge Brewery in the UK. We began the night's sampling with the Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale and moved quickly onto the crowd favourite, the Jaipur IPA.
In between grazing on munchies and answering beer trivia, we crossed live via Skype to brewer Caolan Vaughan, an Aussie ex-pat living and working in the UK, who talked us through the next two beers - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout and Bracia, a rich, dark ale, specially flown in for our birthday night!
The cake was brought out and cut and the party continued on into the night .Here's to another year older (and much wiser!) Special thanks to Neil Barker at Hop & Spirit for organising all the brews and the contact with Caolan.
Stay tuned for more information regarding our August Ale Stars and new membership packages coming soon.
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