European Beer Bloggers Conference: What I’m looking forward to…

Leeds 18 – 20 May 2012


Like a child on Christmas Eve I’m getting all excited about this week’s European Beer Bloggers Conference taking place in Leeds from 18 May – 20 May. So here is my rundown of what I’m excited about seeing and doing:

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  • The People: First and foremost I’m looking forwards to spending time with a big gang of like-minded individuals. Weather its seeing people from further afield like Mark from BeerBirraBier or Richard from The BeerCast, having a beer with the rest of the Leeds/West Yorkshire blogging fraternity (Nick, Leigh, Neil, Dave etc…) Maybe recording an on-location Baron Rating with The Baron and Chris and a video or two The Real Ale Guide. The best part of the whole affair is hanging out and drinking with all the wonderful beery-types at the conference.

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  • The Current State of the Hops Industry: Paul Corbett, Managing Director of Charles Faram talks to us about the current state of hope industry. Yeah we all know what Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin tastes like but I think us bloggers can take those precious little flowers for granted.

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  • Live Blogging: I’ve been thinking about this since it was first mentioned. Something about it feels like a test…eeeck! Should I take the old laptop with terrible battery life? Do I trust myself with my wife’s iPAD while drinking? But the reality of it is it’ll be a lot of fun. One of the best things about being a beer judge has been sitting around a table and talking about beer with other people and learning from their experience and views.

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  • Pilsner Urquell Dinner: Pilsner Urquell have announced a Czech feast for dinner on Saturday evening at Anthony’s Restaurant. Leeds’ swankiest eatery and the potential of trying unfiltered, unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell…I remember Dredge raving about that in the past. Better pull out me best threads… @northernwrites tells me I can’t get away with my jeans and t-shirts in there.

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Yes, there will be loads of other great things and I could easily just list the entire agenda. It’s going to be a cracking time and I cannot wait.

1 comment to European Beer Bloggers Conference: What I’m looking forward to…

  • Going to be a great few days, no question, the organisers have done a great job of drip-feeding snippets of info to keep us bloggers excited! Looking forward to having beers in Leeds again, the Thursday crawl will be another highlight… :)

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