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Each Trail to have two Ale Tasters in appropriate uniforms and a few RAT ASS’s (Real Ale Tasters’ Assistants), with fluorescent armbands or hats.
The two Trails need Pack names (e.g. the Uppers and Downers, Clintons and Montfords or suchlike). One will start north and work up the High Street (the Uppers) and one will start south, working down the High Street (the Downers). The Mayor to be with one trail and the Deputy Mayor or Town Clerk with the other trail:
|Uppers (or Clintons)||Downers (or Montfords)|
|Norton Arms Inn||George & Dragon|
|Bell Inn||The Coleshill|
|Green Man Inn||Coach Hotel|
Charity Fund Raising
Each participant to obtain sponsorship of at least £25 to take part. That gets them 10 vouchers, each worth a half pint (i.e. 5 whole pints for 5 pubs). If it costs £3.50 for the average pint (and some people will only have halves) then each participant will contribute a little towards charity. If sponsorship is more than £25 per participant, then obviously we raise a bit more.
There would need to be negligible outlay for some sprigs of evergreen, fluorescent armbands, score-sheets, possibly a RAT Ass pen each?
The first year would involve a bit of outlay (some Mayor’s allowance left?) for some coloured gowns and ruffs and the souvenir pen stock.
On Friday, 13 October, I will be completing the important and arduous duty of helping the Coleshill Ale Tasters in visiting 5 pubs in the town and assessing the quality of the ale. Please sponsor me either by the pub or by total amount. Profits are to be shared between the Mayor’s Charity and the CASPER fund (Coleshill Art Space Project – Everyone Relates).
To download a Sponsorship form please click on the link below:
Coleshill folk, lend me your ears
Do you have what it takes ?
Centuries ago, a number of towns and cities had their own Ale Tasters, who were considered an important health and safety check on alcohol being sold in the area.
Do you have what it takes for this position as Coleshill Town’s “first for Centuries” Ale Tasters? The Town Council have decided to reviving a great tradition from bygone years (the 1200s, when there were powers given by the “Court Leet”). It is appointing four voluntary position Ale Tasters: they should have a flamboyant personality to carry off this very special position.
The successful candidates will play the ceremonial role for a period of one year, tasting Ales at all pubs in Coleshill. However, the focus will be on one particular evening in the year, when the Ale testers will each lead a team awarding points for quality & price and at the end of the evening awarding the trophy to the winning public house for their quality of the Ales.
The appointed Ale Testers duties in 2017 will centre on Friday 13 October (yes, Friday 13th!) when all pubs will be visited by one of the groups. This event will be centred on a charity fund raising purpose. Who knows, in the future, the Ale Tasters may well be asked to encourage tastings and potentially food and beer matching competitions over their year-long investiture.
To many it’s the best job in the world. Applicants for the 2017 position should contact the Town Clerk, Colin Greatorex at:
Coleshill Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Coleshill B46 3BG
Email: Colin@ColeshillTownCouncil.gov.uk Tel: 01675 463326