The community brewing project, started in partnership between the Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) and local Graylingwell Park resident Chris Bond, can successfully report that the second gathering of its members proved highly successful, with the numbers of local residents interested in the project swelling all the time.
Saturday 1st June was an opportunity for existing members of the project and newcomers alike to come together and review some of Chris’s own home brew for critical reviews and discussions about brewing methods. In addition to all the visitors from the first meeting a further nine couples came along to find out more, with many bringing interested friends along.
“It was a fantastic success with a few visitors even asking about the possibility of buying some of my own brew. Whilst it’s not for sale, it is encouraging to even be asked!! The hope that I had of bringing strangers and friends together to share in their love of brewing and beer is absolutely becoming a reality already which I’m thrilled about.”
Next steps for the project members was to get together with Chris on the 15th June to bottle up some of their collective home brew, followed by a social gathering on the 28th June. This will take the form of a tasting session of the first collectively brewed beer, and samples of many of the brewing project members’ favourite beers, so that they can see what flavours they would most like to replicate in the next batch.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the community brewing project, or attending some of the future meetings don’t hesitate to get in touch with Chris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or with CCDT at email@example.com.