Friday, October 02, 2009

Oolite Ale for a celebration

Embee has been working here for the past 8.5 years. They are coming towards the end of the project and it is likely Embee will be out of a job before Christmas. He's really well past retirement age but wanted to see this project finished as he's been there since the day after it started.

Last Saturday BANES (Bath and North East Somerset-the council) hosted a celebration party for the citizens and employees, for a job well done and the safety of the village that is built over the stone mines.
Apparently they had a jazz band, dog show, Morris dancers, children's pageant to name just some of the activities. We didn't actually attend because Embee was out for the day, but one of his work mates saved him a couple of bottles of this ale which was bottled, specifically, to commemorate the event. The Oolite Ale is a traditional bitter brewed by Box Steam Brewery

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Just look at some of the names of the beer they produce.
We have decided that as this was brewed and bottled for the occasion it might well become a collector item in years to come so at the moment Embee is not planning on drinking it. Of course he might change his mind!

2008: None
2007: California Dreaming + Dingo 11 Award
2006: I decided to give myself a treat

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At 2/10/09 21:40, Anonymous wendishness said...

This begs the question - will you be able to cope with Embee around 24/7? hehehe

At 2/10/09 21:53, Blogger ChrisB said...

I think it will take some (no a lot) of adjustment. LOL

At 2/10/09 21:56, Blogger Beccy said...

Shame you couldn't go last weekend.

At 3/10/09 06:38, Blogger Pamela said...

Wow -- had you mentioned that before. I guess I didn't realize Embee was working.

That was quite an undertaking for the town.

At 3/10/09 12:09, Blogger Lil Mouse said...

That Santa Claus/Saint Nick/Father Christmas looks CREEPY on the figgy pudding one. Yuck!

At 4/10/09 03:32, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

That's a pretty neat idea.

At 4/10/09 15:22, Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

wow it looks fasinating...... now he is gonna be an old retired codger LOL



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