Just thought that I would recap on May 2016 and all that we have achieved.... not least the building of an on-line shop, but I will come to that later!
Brad has been brewing throughout the month keeping pace with the contract orders and the general sales as well as all the stock for our pubs.
Several staff changes have occurred through May and this has given Sarah our daughter the chance to become a trainee Brewster! Brewing alongside her dad she is learning the brewing trade from the bottom up, and already setting a steady pace.
Outside events in May started with the Lymelight Festival in Newcastle under Lyme, our home town and the site of our first pub the Lymestone Vaults. This open air music festival celebrates local musical input and is supported by local traders selling arts, crafts, food and drink. We were there with our pop up bar, and dodged the rain showers to have an incredible weekend as usual... look out for Lymelight 2017 as it is already in the planning phase.
The month moved on with the Brewery team running a brewery tour, hosting the Reapers classic car meet and hosting the first ever Jazz Club in aid of the Stone Festival! Jazz at the Brewery was a very popular evening with over 70 people attending a Jazz night to remember - everyone said they would come again so look out for more Jazz at the Brewery.
As well as private parties booked into the brewery and adhoc visits we were kept very busy! The Brewery is a large building and is ideal for all sorts of activities.... remember if you are looking for something a little different for a party, corporate event or just a visit, give me a call.
The month ended as it began with the annual Jazz and Blue Festival in Newcastle under Lyme. Led by the Newcastle BID this now very successful weekend event sees all the local pubs, clubs and venues providing free live entertainment from a range of genres predominantly Jazz and Blues. At the Vaults we had a mix of acts all providing a unique and talented musical range. From Little Jo and the Misfits, to Jake leg Jug Band, Whisky Brothers, Tipitina and finally the Gospel Truth.
What a fantastic month we have had and it ended as it began... today I have designed and launched an on-line shop! Who would have thought it... well not me that is for sure. But hopefully it is there and will soon start taking orders.
Tomorrow sees June move in to our lives. Time is simply flying past, but I will get back to you with all that June has to offer just as soon as I can