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NEWS, NOTICES & THE FORUM => Calendar of Events => Hidden Earth & Eurospeleo => Topic started by: GarDouth on January 16, 2019, 03:38:35 pm

Title: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: GarDouth on January 16, 2019, 03:38:35 pm
The first 2019 planning meeting took place at the weekend. Lots of great ideas around. No venue yet but several are being looked at and we'll post more as soon as possible. All being well we'll be able to announce a date with a bit more notice this year.

I will be taking over from Emma Porter as lecture secretary so I will be pestering you for your talks in the coming months. :)

Many thanks to Emma for her hard work over the past 10 or so years, she will be joining the technical team and still around to help me get into the swing of things.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Mendipgirl on January 18, 2019, 01:20:35 pm
Lets hope it is on Mendip again.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: PaulW on January 18, 2019, 03:00:02 pm
Lets hope it is on Mendip again.

thatsvjust confirms who mendipgirl is  :tease:
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: cavemanmike on January 18, 2019, 07:56:29 pm
       



     NORTH WALES.
     just saying
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Ed on January 18, 2019, 10:00:17 pm
Lets hope it is on Mendip again.

As,long as there is some decent ale, not the Cheddar dishwater
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: thomasr on January 18, 2019, 10:24:36 pm
ooooh :o
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Maj on January 19, 2019, 01:20:38 pm
As,long as there is some decent ale, not the Cheddar dishwater

I'm sure as usual that the bar manager will be open to suggestions as to local brews once the venue has been confirmed. In fact if I recall the guest beer (Longdendale Lights) for last year was from a direct contact with a caver that works at Howard Town Brewery.

Note that the data gained over many years shows that Potholer out sells any other brew by about 3 to 1. The other two Cheddar Ale brews change from year to year and always match or exceed the sales of the guest beer. In fact if every caver just tried one pint of the guest beer it would sell out on Fri night but it doesn't. 

In addition, Hidden Earth has a very good relationship with Cheddar Ales.
Unmatchable rates for delivery and collection of empties any where in the country.
An unmatchable returns policy for Hidden Earth.
Cheddar Ales have never let Hidden Earth down, unlike a few of the local breweries that have done in the past.


Maj.


 
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: mrodoc on January 19, 2019, 02:49:27 pm
They even appeared in the ads for the Cuthberts film :beer2: ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Mendipgirl on January 25, 2019, 10:38:33 am
As,long as there is some decent ale, not the Cheddar dishwater

I'm sure as usual that the bar manager will be open to suggestions as to local brews once the venue has been confirmed. In fact if I recall the guest beer (Longdendale Lights) for last year was from a direct contact with a caver that works at Howard Town Brewery.

Note that the data gained over many years shows that Potholer out sells any other brew by about 3 to 1. The other two Cheddar Ale brews change from year to year and always match or exceed the sales of the guest beer. In fact if every caver just tried one pint of the guest beer it would sell out on Fri night but it doesn't. 

In addition, Hidden Earth has a very good relationship with Cheddar Ales.
Unmatchable rates for delivery and collection of empties any where in the country.
An unmatchable returns policy for Hidden Earth.
Cheddar Ales have never let Hidden Earth down, unlike a few of the local breweries that have done in the past.


Maj.


 

Another good reason for a Mendip venue.  Also it is handy to my home in Cheddar.

Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Alex on January 25, 2019, 12:58:47 pm
Pot holer only sells well because of it's name. its not a very nice beer in my opinion it's just the go to beer. I find northern beers tend to be of better quality in general.  :ras:
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Laurie on January 26, 2019, 12:10:48 am
There's no hops in northern beer........ :unsure:
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: droid on January 26, 2019, 03:39:01 am
There's no hops in northern beer........ :unsure:


There are, Laurie. Marstons IPA for example.

There's just not the levels you find in Kentish ale.... ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: droid on January 26, 2019, 03:48:01 am
Pot holer only sells well because of it's name. its not a very nice beer in my opinion it's just the go to beer. I find northern beers tend to be of better quality in general.  :ras:

I'd suggest that's got more to do with what you're used to, Alex.

However a lot of major beers are contract brewed nowadays nowhere near their associated area. Sharps Doom Bar is an example of this.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Chocolate fireguard on January 26, 2019, 08:43:29 am
There's no hops in northern beer........ :unsure:
In Sheffield there's one called Hop Monster.
Takes the skin off your tongue and conditions your mouth for a madras at the Mangla.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Ed on January 26, 2019, 09:53:35 am
There's no hops in northern beer........ :unsure:

Plenary of hippy northern brews. Just there are more traditional ales that don't rely on hops to.mask the fact cheaper ingredients.......wheat are used to a greater extent


There are, Laurie. Marstons IPA for example.

There's just not the levels you find in Kentish ale.... ;D


Marstons isn't a northern brew.......it Midlands.

Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: droid on January 26, 2019, 12:44:06 pm

Marstons isn't a northern brew.......it Midlands.

It's north of Cheddar
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Ed on January 26, 2019, 09:04:33 pm

Marstons isn't a northern brew.......it Midlands.

It's north of Cheddar

South of Harrogate
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: mch on January 26, 2019, 10:23:55 pm
Anyway, whichever particular latitude it is north of, Marstons Pedigree is bloody good beer!
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: NewStuff on January 26, 2019, 10:28:27 pm
NORTH WALES.
just saying

I can get behind this.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Badlad on January 26, 2019, 10:49:36 pm
According to the 'pedia

Marston's is a British brewery, pub and hotel operator. It operates 1,568 pubs in the UK,[3] and is the world's largest brewer of cask ale.[4] 80 per cent of profits come from the pubs division. It was known as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries plc until 2007 when it rebranded as Marston's.

It owns six breweries and brands including Marston's, Banks's, Jennings, Ringwood, Brakspear, Wychwood, Courage, McEwans, Wainwright, Shipyard and Bombardier.  It also distributes under licence Estrella, Erdinger, Warsteiner, Kirin, Founders and Kaltenberg.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Topimo on January 26, 2019, 11:27:29 pm
Technicalities on breweries and beers aside, we can at least all agree that "the midlands" doesn't actually exist.

The North is a region, but moreso a state of mind.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Ed on January 26, 2019, 11:46:21 pm
Technicalities on breweries and beers aside, we can at least all agree that "the midlands" doesn't actually exist.

The North is a region, but moreso a state of mind.

No
 :ras: ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: mikem on January 27, 2019, 08:16:47 am
 
It owns six breweries and brands including Marston's, Banks's, Jennings, Ringwood, Brakspear, Wychwood, Courage, McEwans, Wainwright, Shipyard and Bombardier.  It also distributes under licence Estrella, Erdinger, Warsteiner, Kirin, Founders and Kaltenberg.
That makes it complicated: 3 (or 4) Southern breweries, 3 German brews, 2 Midlands, 2 Northern (although thwaites still separate), 2 American, 1 Scottish, 1 Spanish & 1 Japanese...
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Laurie on January 27, 2019, 10:16:09 am
The divide is obvious.....
The North drinks from a Gluss.
The south drink from a Glarss.
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: cavemanmike on January 27, 2019, 05:25:27 pm
back on topic(do they still make them) please
oop north (wales)
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: mch on January 28, 2019, 11:58:17 am
According to the 'pedia

Marston's is a British brewery, pub and hotel operator. It operates 1,568 pubs in the UK,[3] and is the world's largest brewer of cask ale.[4] 80 per cent of profits come from the pubs division. It was known as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries plc until 2007 when it rebranded as Marston's.

I think that Wikipedia is way out on that date. When I lived in Whitwick in Leicestershire from 1976-1982 my local was a Marston's pub - they even ran a coach trip to Marston's brewery in Burton-on-Trent
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: langcliffe on January 28, 2019, 12:25:18 pm
According to the 'pedia

Marston's is a British brewery, pub and hotel operator. It operates 1,568 pubs in the UK,[3] and is the world's largest brewer of cask ale.[4] 80 per cent of profits come from the pubs division. It was known as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries plc until 2007 when it rebranded as Marston's.

I think that Wikipedia is way out on that date. When I lived in Whitwick in Leicestershire from 1976-1982 my local was a Marston's pub - they even ran a coach trip to Marston's brewery in Burton-on-Trent

If you read the article, you'll see that Badlad's statement and your memory are both right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marston%27s_Brewery
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: droid on January 28, 2019, 12:31:44 pm
Badlad's OP was rather misleading though.....

Like mch I've been supping pedigree for decades..... :lol:
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: idriswilliams on January 29, 2019, 12:44:43 pm
Hi,
Anywhere but Mendip. Wales North or South, peak district, Yorks, Midlands. We'll ague about the beer later. Whatever it is we'll drink it!
Title: Re: 2019 Hidden Earth - planning underway
Post by: Alex on January 29, 2019, 12:49:16 pm
It will be men-dips, I wonder if bookies can take bets on it, but I doubt i will get good odds. At least we have northern explorers forum now, if the website would actually let me buy a ticket that is.

It makes sense from the organisers point of view to keep it there anyway as they know the place works for them. Perhaps an option is to lay on a coach for us Northerners at a cost of course, but would be cheaper than driving down ourselves.

P.s. not quite sure why I hyphenated men-dips, but I like it so it's staying. Spell checker thinks it's right!