28th May

Something that has grown hand in hand with the rise of craft beer is the concept of bottle sharing; getting together and sharing treasured bottles of beer is nothing new, but whether it be to ‘rate’ them or just for the experience, it makes a lot of sense if you’re into beer to share the old, rare, weird and wonderful in good company.

The type of beers generally shared are either hard to get hold of, expensive, or have had extended ageing which all adds to the intrigue and excitement. Many beers that suit extended ageing are also often stronger in ABV so sharing amongst a few drinkers makes a lot of sense rather than struggling through a 15% beer on your own.

Increasingly bottle shares coincide with beer festivals where drinkers from around the world take advantage of the opportunity to get together to share the bottles they’ve collected, but groups of beer fans often organise gatherings specifically just to taste rare bottles.

After witnessing more bottle sharing on the pavements of St Petersburg, Florida a few weeks back it got us thinking that it’d be cool to arrange a dedicated bottle share at Magic Rock Tap where instead of a bottle share happening on the periphery of an event, the bottle share would be the main event.

With this is mind we’re opening up Magic Rock Tap for a bottle share on Sunday 28th May from 12pm, come down with your friends and bring whatever bottles you have squirrelled away you want to share. We’ll provide glassware, a rinse station and plenty of drinking water to keep everyone hydrated and there’ll be excellent burgers from ‘What’s Your Beef’ on sale to help soak up the beer.

There’ll be a few brewers & beer geeks from the brewery around on the day sharing bottles we’ve gathered from recent travels and we’ll be running regular tours of the brewery through the day. The bar in the taproom will of course be open as usual with a full line up of our draught beers (5 cask, 10 keg) and there’ll be lots of our cans to drink in or take away.
In the interests of organisation and to make sure we have an idea of the number of attendees we are going to make 100 free tickets available for the day. Bring your ticket (and a bottle) along and you’re in.

We’re not going to police the quantity of bottles you bring but bear in mind that everyone else in attendance for the event will also be bringing beer so if you’re not sure you want to open it, leave it at home.

We’re not shutting Magic Rock Tap exclusively for the event, the Tap will be open as usual so we’d ask that anyone attending remembers to be respectful to our other customers and our neighbours as you arrive and leave.

If you’d like to join us and share some of your bottles please sign up here ——–

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