Well, Episode 13. Unlucky for some.
It had to run out sometime. Up until now, on the whole the weather has been pretty good to us for these visits. Not that we mind a bit of rain, but it doesn't make for the best of ride footage and, like we've mentioned before, standing in a brewery in wet gear isn't ideal.
It definitely doesn't make for the best ride footage when you discover that the camera hasn't been working all the way there - so even if we did want to show you the rainy journey, complete with all the weather on the lens, we couldn't. Ah well.
On a more positive note, it was a pleasure to be welcomed in by Shaun on our arrival to Blackedge Brewery in Horwich. You can pretty much guarantee if we've arranged to meet a brewer on a Saturday, they are going to be busy brewing or trying to crack on with something that didn't get done during the week. So for Shaun, (who was holding down his day job as well as keeping the brewery ticking over whilst brewery partner Wayne took a well earned holiday) to take the time for us to quiz him with our questions was very generous of him indeed.
Blackedge have a great little set up tucked away in a unit off Chorley New Road. Shaun informed us that they are moving to larger premises just across the yard soon to enable them to make more of the Tottering Temple (watch the video for more about that) and give them some breathing space for the 5bbl kit they run.
As usual, we'll let the brewer do the talking now - over to Shaun to enlighten you on all things Blackedge...