Hi Folks,
Some info about this weekend including the brew day so please have a read!
• It’s hop drop for Cascade only on Saturday. If you are unsure what your hops are, please pick them the following week for the Bitter Brew. SEPT 18TH
• Please do not bring Prima Donna this week. As they are younger plants, we have given them the extra week to grow. SEPT 25TH HOP DROP For Prima Donna
• Please do not bring hops on Friday. We need them as fresh as possibly. Ideally, we should be picking and brewing within 24 hours.
• If you are bringing bines please stick around to pick your hops. This is all about community, so we need to work together.
• If you are picking your hops at home please bring them in a paper bag or a box. It stops the
hops from sweating and start to go off.
The Taproom is open between 12noon and 8pm on Saturday so there’s plenty of time to drop off your hops. The bar is open and we have an Italian Street Food vendor so make an afternoon of it! We are child and pet friendly too.
• If you are coming to the brew day you can bring your hops on Sunday. We will need them by 11am at the latest.
• The taproom will be open from 12noon – 5pm. However please note those taking part in the brew day will not be able to drink alcohol until the mash tun has been emptied. This is a health and safety aspect.
• You are welcome to pop along between 9am and 5pm to see us brewing, or stay for the whole day and get involved.
• Please note it is labour intensive. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and waterproof shoes and a change of sock are a good idea.
• We will be in from 8:30am and the brew day starts at 9am when we mash in.
• Unfortunately, we cannot allow under 18s to take part in the brew day. There are many hazards. The Taproom will be open so children are allowed in the venue but will need supervision. I.e if you are taking part in the brew day you will need another adult to supervise your child at the taproom.
• We don not have a street food vendor on Sunday so please bring a picnic or Aldi is just around the corner to grab some grub.
Looking forward to it!

Midweek Crack Another Cask Nov 12th 18:00

This event is being hosted by Terminus Tap Room and Bottle shop, home of the Meanwood Brewery.  

This is an open event, so bring family and friends to share the experience of GeeGee. The Tap room is warm and welcoming with amazing tunes and comfy chairs. We will be meeting upstairs.

You can find it down the alley next to Alfreds Pub.

If you haven’t tried the 2019 GeeGee, yet, here is your chance. Green hopped ales are light session brews, so be prepared to have a few, at only 4.5%abv.

The Brewery is offering a discount on GeeGee for Co-Hoperative members. If you donated hops see Sharon for your free drink coupons. Also, try the Meeanwood Brewery Taps there is a lot of choice, something for everyone plus the bottle shop fridge.

Hot bar sandwiches will be available for purchase, like cheese toasties! MMMM yummy with a pint of GeeGee.

Nos. 51 & 52 Bus from Leeds City Centre heading North to stops just outside (Waitrose) Meanwood.

Buses no. 91 and No. 7
A short walk along Meanwood road from Meanwood Road & Stainbeck lane traffic light stop.

See you there.

Cask Cracking Saturday October 26th 2019, 12-8pm

This is the first chance to taste the 2019 Hop Growers Green hopped beer. 
An Open Event,  all are welcome  – even non-members.  Come to see what we do for fun; talk to us about becoming a beer grower and taste the beer.
GeeGee was created by Nomadic Beers for the Leeds Co-Hoperative using our hops grown in and around Leeds.  This is a limited edition of 30 barrels which will be available on the 26th at the Open Tap Room event.  Then,  in select pubs in Leeds, as well as,  Nomadic’s own pub: The Rose and Crown, Sunbridge Wells, Bradford.
All hop growing members are encouraged to attend the event to get your first taste of GeeGee 2019. Two pints to all members who contributed hops or not.  If you want to take away bring a growler to fill.  Sorry this brew has not been bottled or canned. 
Members see Sharon to get your beer vouchers.
A second smaller event is being planned; so if you can’t make it watch this space.
Event Details:
Nomadic’s Annual Conkers Tournament! Come along and sign up on the day. Bring your own conker or we can provide some. First round conkers off at 2pm.
Hops & Tots will also be with us between 12pm – 2pm. Lots of toys for the tot to amuse themselves while the adults have a beer.
🍻 Beers will be provided by Nomadic Beers
🍸 Gin from Horus Gin and CIder from Pure North
🎤 Entertainment – Christine!
🍔 Food – TBC
🖍️ There’ll be entertainment throughout the day, including colouring, puzzles and games for children (and adults if they would like!), and we might even get the skittles out!
🐶🧒 Children and dogs are welcome through out the day, as long as they are accompanied by a well-behaved adult! We ask that Children have left the premises by 7.30pm.
🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Nomadic Beers is a supporter of the ‘Everyone Welcome Initiative’ and is fully accessible

The HOP DROP 2019 is here!!

Since we all enjoyed the Nomadic Beers taproom open house event last October and the GeeGee beer was outstanding, Why not do it again?

Katie and the team have offered to do a brew on Monday 23rd Sept should be ready for the October Event. If anyone would like to help with the brew get in touch.

This is a family friendly event bring your friends, and dogs too.

Christine Jopling, who designed our logo, will be on hand selling her amazing artwork.

Please, bring a contribution from your Cascade plants no matter how small. It all adds up. There may be vouchers for beers for hops dropped.

Event Details:

Sat 21st September 2019
1200 -21:30
Nomadic Beers
Unit 11, 15 Sheepscar Street, LS7 1AD

Tips for picking:
Cut the strings bottom first and lay out on a table to dry a bit
Wear long sleeves and gloves if possible
Check for bugs and give all the cones a good shake before bagging up
Make sure they are dry as possible
If you need to pick early please bag and refrigerate -freeze for longer storage get all the air out
Fresh hops need to be used within 24-48 hours so don’t pick too early.

If you are bogged down just bring the hops on the binds on the Hop Drop day and we can all pitch in and pick the cones. I’ll have a table set up for picking.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Hope to see you all there – New members welcome to join in

I want to apologise for being a bit quiet over the past 6 months. No excuse really.