22nd Jun

Some of you may remember his TV series ‘the beer hunter’ airing in the early 90’s but if you live in the UK and aren’t a committed beer geek you’d be forgiven for never having heard the name Michael Jackson in relation to beer.

However if you were to travel to the US on a beer pilgrimage you could expect his name to crop up frequently as the inspiring influence to many established US craft breweries. The impact of his work simply can’t be understated in relation to the current explosion in beer.

We are delighted to be screening this excellent documentary to kick off our 1st year birthday celebrations at our Tap Room in Huddersfield especially as there’s a local connection to Michael’s story. Unknown to many local beer fans Michael grew up in Leeds and was schooled at King James’s in Almondbury, before beginning his beer writing career penning articles in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

The film will be screened at in the BREWERY on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm (the bar will we be open from 4pm – 10pm) We have decided to ticket the event and limit numbers to 50 so we can make sure everyone’s nice and comfortable (and there to actually watch the documentary), tickets are £5 (+ booking fee) and includes a beer and unlimited popcorn. Run length is 2 hours (including a 15 minute break). Please note the Tap is open as normal from 4pm – 10pm.

If you’re interested in beer and want to learn more about one of the most important figures in the history of craft beer, we’d strongly recommend joining us for what should be a fun night

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More blurb from the film below :

“There’s a good chance that the beer in your hand is the result of Michael Jackson’s writing. No other individual did more to celebrate the history, culture, and enjoyment of craft beer. Yet many new fans of craft beer have no idea who he was, and his role in the global phenomenon that is the craft brewing movement. This film is a tribute to his efforts and life.

Michael Jackson is a legend in the world of craft brewing. His 1977 book, The World Guide to Beer, was the first of its kind, and the first to categorise almost every major style of beer in the world. His 1993 television series, The Beer Hunter, became an instant classic, and helped launch the spectacular craft beer movement that we take for granted today. Michael’s engaging writing literally saved many styles of beer from extinction, and his work inspired an entire generation of brewers to experiment with beer styles from around the world.”

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