We have just had a rather busy week, lots of deliveries and quite a bit of pre planning. I had to finalise my hop order this week so I had to try and calculate what and how many hops I would need over the next 3 years! It is definitely getting order to purchase hops now and there are some that you can’t even order because they are all pre-ordered. |Seems like many of the big boys are realising just how good some hops are and are frantically buying them up, it is just a pity that they don’t seem to be able to use them effectively! Rant over.
The week culminated in the award of Barnsley CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) winter pub of the season to The Talbot in Mapplewell, a truly well deserved award. The pub was snatched from the hands of the developers and has been turned round with lots of hard work from Leah (the owner) and her staff, this pub is now a real gem and one that well deserves a visit. It now boasts 4 hand pumped ales (all ours) great bar food downstairs and a tremendous restaurant upstairs. A lovely evening was had by all attending.