European Beer Blogger’s Conference 2011 – Welcome to Leeds!
As you may or may not know, next year’s EBBC is to be held in Leeds. Whether you want to be involved or not, this is great news for us Leodensians; it’s a statement of intent not only for Leeds, but for Yorkshire in general. I’ve been involved for a while now, and I think it’s a real coup. Trust me, there’s been some real hard graft done behind the scenes from brewers and bloggers up and down the country. Molson- Coors are again sponsoring, and a number of pubs and brewers in Leeds and further afield look set to join in over the weekend.
A quick look down my links list reveals a little glut of wonderful Leeds-and-Yorkshire based blogs (The Beer Prole, Eating Isn’t Cheating, Ghost Drinker, Hopzine, Broadford Brewer, Real Ale Reviews, Are You Tasting The Pith, New Briggate Beer Blog etc) – and I see no reason not to celebrate that. I’m proud to be associated with such blogs. Due to not being in the country, I didn’t attend last years proceedings, but by all accounts it was a really unique event. So; if you’re interested, come along and get involved. The agenda’s not set yet, but check out the previous year’s reviews for a flavour of what to expect, and keep an eye on the website.
For those of you from elsewhere in the UK – If you don’t know the Pubs, Bars of Leeds, then now’s your chance. If you’ve not tasted what we have to offer in terms of Breweries and Beers, then now’s your chance. If it’s not for you, then fine – no problem. If you’re coming – then I’ll see you there.