A great big ‘Thank You’ to all of our visitors thus far. We were delighted to go through the 15,000 barrier this morning. For what someone once called a niche hobby, I guess we are doing something right. We hope that the greater degree of exposure our hobby is receiving, will result in new people joining the Society and that it will also promote our charitable fund raising efforts via our Label Of The Year event.
Considering this site only went live on June 12th this year. It means that we are receiving over 145 visitors a day, which equates to over 1,000 every week and yes I can’t resist it, over 4,400 every month. OK enough of the numbers already, we hope that the new content that we are adding will mean plenty of return visits. ‘Thanks again’
Just a quick post to let you all know that this blog is now linked to both our Facebook & Twitter accounts. Anything posted here is automatically published on both of the social media sites. This will allow users of Facebook & Twitter to quickly read the full new post, by following the relevant link. Hopefully this will increase our exposure & help to promote both the Society itself and our fund raising for charity via Label Of The Year.
A new page has been added to the Featured Brewery section, with images of labels from the above company. If you have any suggestions or ideas for future Featured Breweries or images of rare labels you would like to share via our ‘Gallery’. Please contact our webmaster via our Getting in Touch page.
We have added more images to Carter Milner & Bird Ltd page in above section of site.
A new page has been added for LOTY 2013 results & winning images. This is currently blank, as all the info is embargoed until after 19th October. Please check back after that date, when page will be far more interesting.
Also added a new ‘Featured Brewery’, G S Heath Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness, more to follow.
If you are interested in the design side of our hobby or you are a brewer looking for design inspiration. Then may we suggest you take a look at http://www.hotfrogbrew.blogspot.co.uk/ or the above hash tag. http://www.hotfroggraphics.com will also give you some idea of what is available. Paul has worked with Broxbourne Brewery, Fallen Angel Brewery, Wentworth Brewery, Wood Street Brewery & Barnsley Beer Company
I am delighted to advise everyone, who did not attend this meeting, that they missed a great afternoon. A good crowd made the trip compared with last year and in total some 18 people took part in the judging, swopping & sale of labels. Even some of our accompanying wives enjoyed some socializing between shopping excursions. What was there not to enjoy, an excellent buffet provided by Greg & his staff, together with 5 or 6 real ales from the Brampton Brewery, the same number from the on site Brunswick Brewery and several guest ales as well. There were even half a dozen draught ciders available, if you were a zider drinker.
Our judges Peter D. Mick J. & John S. did a great job, studying & deliberating over the labels of over 160 breweries from the UK & Ireland. Their consensus was that in general, the overall quality of labels was much higher than last year and consequently they found the judging to be more difficult than in previous years. So the decisions have been made and in the coming week or so the winners will be notified. So that they may join us at Charles Wells, Eagle Brewery in Bedford to receive their award certificates. Full results together with the total raised for this years charities, will be published after the LOTY event on 19th October.
New ‘Featured Brewery’ added today – Kirkstall Brewery. 2 new Spot the Differences in the blog, which no doubt you will have seen already. 5 new label images added to the ‘Gallery’, check out the D’s, F’s, G’s and S’s pages.
Always happy to receive submissions from members, just forward to our webmaster (via our ‘Getting in Touch’ page). Please send individual label images as jpegs or pdfs.
Why not share with your fellow members & of course the other visitors to our website, those labels you have discovered this month.
Just click on the title of this post & wait for a new window to open.
Fill in your name (we suggest your christian name & the first letter of your surname eg Fred F), your email address and the info about the labels you have discovered this month & click on ‘Post Comment’. Yes, it really is that easy.
Thanks in advance
Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week or so, it becomes rather manic at this time of year. However the label display boards are now virtually complete, labels all sorted and the deadline for entries has now officially expired. So apart from anything else, the postie is happy. It’s all over for another year and he can revert to delivering junk mail & bills. On a happier note, we are delighted that over 160 breweries have chosen to take part in LOTY 2013 and as a result support this year’s charities. MacMillan Cancer Support & Keech Hospices. As you know LOTY judging is a members only event and once again this year, will take place upstairs at the Brunswick Inn, Derby, this coming Saturday. The Brunswick is within very easy walking distance from Derby train station, which is fortunate for anyone sampling one too many of the excellent beers OTB. See you on Saturday