OK, so there's a little admission to make regarding this visit. It wasn't on the bike.
Not that we weren't up for cycling to Middleton to see Wilson Potter, on the contrary, we were quite looking forward to it.
But fate was not to be on our side. My clumsiness was, however.
Couple of nights before the visit I was servicing the brakes on my bike and, well, I managed to trap my finger in the front wheel breaking the tip of the bone and pulling off my fingernail in the process. Result was I ended up my middle finger in a rigid bandage rendering my left hand pretty useless.
So rather than postpone, we resorted to a (say it quietly) car to get to the brewery. Doubly frustrating as it was the monthly brew tap that day too - if public transport hadn't been so woeful, we could have made an afternoon of it.
Anyway, on arrival we were welcomed in by owners and brewers Amanda and Kathryn. The 6BBL brewery based on a small industrial estate on the outskirts of the town was set up by the former teachers in 2011, and they produce a wide array of full-flavoured session ales. Keep your eyes peeled for them on cask around Manchester, or grab yourselves some bottles - we recommend a visit to the brewery for a selection box!
Anyway, for the last time this year (more on that below), we'll hand over to Amanda (Kathryn went and hid!) to tell you more about Wilson Potter...
Music - Anitek 'Mannequins' www.soundcloud.com/anitek
By the way...
Last video blog of the year this one folks. We have actually got our visit to Brewsmith in the bag as well, but with that being a brewday, it's going to be a little different (and longer than usual) to the regular videos, and being honest, we haven't got the time before the end of the year to edit it! Few other bits coming up on the blog before the year is out though...