A few years ago, at a New Years party in the depths of the Lake District, 5 pals shared a lot of beers (plus a lot of other booze!) and came up with the idea of Beer More Social. We loved beer and the social side of the emerging scene & fancied setting something up to celebrate both!
What started as pub trips, local brewery visits and local beer shop investigating soon turned into city visits and the meeting of lots of ace people. From arranging a 25 person visit to Buxton for the day to coordinating Tryanuary for Manchester, we have enjoyed every second.
So why not become a part of it all! For Sean and I (Soo), we wanted to provide our own part of the beer social scene. It started as wanting to open a bottle shop, then a bottle shop with a tasting room, then a couple of taps and now, 18 months later, we present the Beer More Social Bar! Featuring 8 keg lines, 2 cask ale lines, wines and spirits - all independently sourced.
After lots of learning, research, viewing properties, filling in documents, making floor plans and (some) set-backs we had everything we need to open our space! Unfortunately, the unit build was delayed by several months which has incurred a lot of extra costs, exasperation and as Sean left teaching last year, has meant we have had to graft to make it all a reality. We have to offer huge thanks to our friends at Reasons to Be Cheerful and Station Hop who have helped us out, been ace mentors & friends and cheered us on. Thank goodness they did because BMS Bar is now definitely going to happen!
This is where you come in - we are looking for backers to spend their first few rounds now so that we can guarantee the absolute best drinks line-up for our opening month and get the best finishing touches! The important and essential stuff is all in and under control, over the next couple of weeks we will be working day and night to get it ready for opening in June*.
By pledging now, you get to spend your tab over the coming months as well as getting other snazzy rewards!
*Builders, electrics and elections keep chucking curve balls our way but we are aiming for June!