As we have already announced on our agenda, on Sunday, May 18 (whoops – that should be May 20) we will visit Magic Rock Brewing as part of the European Beer Bloggers Conference.
Magic Rock Brewing Co. is a project created by brothers Richard and Jonny Burhouse, aided by head brewer Stuart Ross. The three were inspired to start the brewery by their love of great beer and the burgeoning U.S craft beer scene in particular. The brewery is new, with brewing having commenced mid 2011.
And Magic Rock is the perfect venue for our visit, not just because of their excellent beers but also because of their social media involvement. As Richard Burhouse says on their blog, “Social media and the online beer blogging community has played a significant role in supporting our brewery from its inception and has been instrumental in helping us reach an audience of like minded drinkers and publicans. We were therefore delighted when we were approached to be part of the 2012 European Beer Bloggers Conference.”
EBBC attendees signed up to participate in the Sunday event will meet at the Huddersfield train station at 10:00 AM, a 30-minute ride from Leeds. The Magic Rock folks will shuttle us from there to the brewery for a tour, tasting, and BBQ lunch. In addition, says Burhouse, “We are hoping to encourage a few other friendly brewers to join us and are also planning to have a very special limited release beer ready for a first tasting.”
The event will end at 2:00 PM with a ride back to the Huddersfield station or to The Grove Inn in Huddersfield, which local blogger Leigh Linley calls “the best pub in Yorkshire”.
The Sunday visit to Magic Rock is limited to 50 people. You must be registered for the European Beer Bloggers Conference to attend and can reserve your spot for the Magic Rock visit when you register.