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
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!