REAL ALE GROUP
We are a friendly group which is slowly growing in numbers. At present we have between 8 – 10 members, but would like others to join who enjoy sampling Real Ale and a good chat.
We usually try to sample 6 beers in half-pints, and give them a score. If food is also available we will have a meal. We try to get the pub between 12.30 and 1.00 p.m. and finish around 3.00 p.m. Getting there can involve a walk if it is Maldon or use of the Bus. We like to go to pubs all around the area and so far have already been to Maldon, Chelmsford, Purleigh, Heybridge, Woodham Mortimer, Burnham, Goldhanger and Colchester. We have done an international trip to Burges, Belgium in 2017 to sample local beers, in which 11 of us participated.
During the Covid 19 crisis we have continued to meet once a month from the comfort of our homes using Zoom instead of a Bar or Pub table. This works quite well, no driving involved (although in pre Covid days we used the bus or walked). This works well, we discuss the beers and generally put the world to rights. If you are interested in giving a Zoom session a try please contact the group co-ordinator using the pigeon icon for a link.
We organise our next pub and date (which is a 4th Wed) when we meet each time and are open to any suggestions. All are welcome to come and you can either contact me, Paul Allen, to let me know you are coming or turn up at our next venue. or click on the pigeon to the right to send an e-mail to the co-ordinator.