I know its still only October, but Christmas will soon be here. And the good news is that we’ll be bringing you your very own North East Sippin Forecast advent calendar for your delectation! Exciting eh?! Only this isn’t a box with a few interesting beers in a load of dull lagers that we can’t shift…. no, we’re planning an audio advent calendar packed to the rafters with interesting content. We’ll be releasing a mini-podcast (aka a podblast) every day from the 1st to the 24th December!
But how will we get all that content you ask?! Well that’s where things get really exciting. Our crazy ambitious plan is to do 24 beer reviews in 24 hours….. must be mad! At least with a new born baby in the house I’ll be used to going without sleep…. So every hour on the hour we’ll be recording a short snappy beer review podblast. Obviously 24 hours is a long time and we can’t just sit infront of a microphone all day, so to keep us alert and lively, we’ll be undertaking mini-challenges and activities throughout the day. For one, we’ll be brewing a beer, we’ll be baking with beer, we’ll be pulling pints behind the bar in the Free Trade Inn, we’ll be reviewing beer in some very interesting locations and of course there’ll be a quiz to test your beery knowledge.
The whole challenge will get underway at 9pm on Friday 17th November, finishing at 9pm the following night. We’ll be putting out as much content as possible via Periscope/Facebook live/YouTube so give us a follow on all the platforms so you can keep an eye on what we’re up to throughout the day.
One exciting point to note, from 10pm on the Friday evening we will have contestants battling it out to be crowned World #TwubQuiz Champion! We will run our usual format #TwubQuiz, but the core contestants will be live on youtube answering the questions in an attempt to take the crown!
Worth mentioning that we wouldn’t be able to do it on our own. We’ll have several friends and familiar faces joining us throughout the day. Expect the unexpected!
The whole day is going to be dedicated to our chosen charity, Cancer Research. And here is where we need your help. We will be holding a raffle on the day, raffle tickets will be available from Coppers or from ourselves on the day (so check out the timetable and come and find us). And the Raffle prize will be, well, whatever we can put together. We would welcome donations of beers too add to our prize. You know those beers that you’ve put to one side and never quite fancied drinking? Well why not put them to a good cause? We’re putting forward the beers shown below and any beers that we get donated will be added to that stash. So if you would like to donate any to our raffle prize, please let us know. There will only be one winning and they will take away the whole stash.
In the spirit of fairness, ayone who donates to the just giving page will also get a raffle ticket put into the hat, so get donating!
If you did want to donate, all donations welcome, here’s the link to our just giving page: Just giving page
We’ll release a full timetable nearer the event, so keep an eye on our Twitter feed/Facebook page.