This is a group for those who are interested in Real Ale and the modern variants. The group was started by the late Stan Owen a few years ago. Currently the group has around 20 members.
We meet at least once a month usually on a Thursday lunchtime for lunch and to sample ales. This is not a regular Thursday but depends on beer events. We travel to the venue after the U3A weekly talk, or meet at the venue for those not going to the talk.
Duration - leisurely lunchtime 1-2 hours - join at your leisure, leave early if you wish.
Venues – pubs with an interesting offering of ales, often free houses or microbreweries, mostly in Ealing/Hounslow boroughs, occasionally further afield. We include local beer festivals. The plans for the next few months are shown below.
Format - casual chat with like-minded men and women from U3A.
Our next outing in January 2019 will be on Thursday 10th to The Grosvenor in West Ealing/Hanwell.
Wanted: suggestions for further venues in 2019 - please email Patricia if you have any ideas.
1 Dragonfly Brewery Acton - (that only opens at 4pm, so would be other than a Thurs lunchtime)
2 Kevin to lead a mini tour, 3/4 pubs in an area of London, a summer meeting. Ale, history and a little walk.
3 Ealing Beer festival in July is a regular fixture.
Details of our 2018 outings are shown in the Beer Group Outings 2018 document.
Conveners: Sue Sotheran and Patricia Donnithorne. Sue is the main phone contact (020 8998 6281) and Patricia the main email contact. Email through the blue bird contact on this page.
To join: speak to Sue or Patricia at a Thursday morning meeting, e-mail Patricia or phone Sue. Patricia circulates info on meetings.