The ‘Beer Group’ (as they are popularly called) are supporters, exclusively, of Real Ale and only visit Pubs who serve the real ‘stuff’. We always try and visit our older historic establishments, but also very happy to support new Micro bars.
Varies each month, but always on Friday afternoons.
Meeting time varies, but usually 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm
Leader: Peter Lloyd - 01695 575803 or text 07801 106335 (aka the Beer Monster)
With his trusty Assistant Beer Monster, Barry J Carr
Meetings have restarted, adhering to Covid-19 guidelines
Travel arrangements on all our days out are by Train, Bus, Coach or on foot – and always finish with some good ‘Pub Grub’.
If anyone would like to join us, please contact the Leader for further details. Come along for a taster (Real Ale). We like to encourage friendship, conviviality and a meeting of new friends in the u3a, and always to have some FUN.
Our next get together will be on June 25th and we will have a romp around Ormskirk , due to C19, still 6 inside but 30 outside , Beer gardens here we come( hopefully)
Meet up 2 o’clock at the Cricketers , and then to the Greyhound , all depends on the weather.
Although our group is for the time being having a rest due to Covid 19, Peter LLoyd – Leader of Beer Appreciation group – has taken the opportunity to raise some much needed funds for our local hospitals. He cycled almost 80 miles in consecutive days calling at Alder Hey, Royal Preston and Southport Hospitals where he is also a volunteer. A magnificent total of £920 was raised which will be disbursed to Alder Hey and Southport, both of which have issued Urgent Appeals. Peter would like to say a sincere thanks to all of his U3A Friends who donated following his Bike Ride: ” You have been simply amazing, I cannot thank you enough. Best Love to all”.
An excellent September day out combined with Maghull Beer Group, a visit to Moorhouses Brewery in Burnley. A good selection of their many fine real ales all of which were in excellent condition. Plus some very nice Pie and Peas. Very Impressed with the friendly welcome. The Md looked after us Big Time.
With our friends -Maghull U3a
Beer Monster with the Md
John, our Muisc Man
No further cooment required
It was fab Beer
Big fans of these days out
Lots of lovely Real Ale
Pauline the Hop Mistress
A Pendle Witch
The Parbold 4, in July – inc Ferrits, and even several of Michael Portillos, well they were in the Railway beer garden and he does love trains. Paul Furnival very happy to see a real Ferrit instead of a dinky toy !
Our Southport Sojourn in June – Hightown Hotel, The Pines Hillside, The Beer Station Freshfield and the Freshfield Hotel
Liverpool’s Fantastic Beer Festival in the Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral, a wonderful Iconic Venue.
Great day at the Liverpool Camra Beer festival at the Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral
Support for our home towns smallest Pubs in Ormskirk
La Cantina, in the Malthouse Centre
The best of Wigan’s Micros – the Symposium and Wigan Central
Peter Lloyd’s popular Beer Appreciation group features in the June 2017 issue of “Sources”, the educational journal of the Third Age Trust. Written by Peter Lloyd and Barry Carr a year ago, the article has at last appeared in print.
Another Great day out in the Uk’s most friendly City – we cannot disagree – it really was great fun in Liverpool. We visited The Sanctuary – a new Micro Bar; The Crown – where we enjoyed some very nice Pub Grub; The White Star; The Canarfon Castle; The Victoria Cross and Ma Edgertons. Great old pubs and brilliant atmosphere in them all.