The lovely pantiled cottage which is the home of brewers Susan and Keith Simpson.
Brewster Susan Simpson accepts a small memento (a beermat actually) from Ray Balawajder of York CAMRA.
....and no birthday would be complete without a cake, presented by Heather Barber of York CAMRA.
Sue Simpson receives a framed certificate from debonair Hugh Grant lookalike, Mark Goodair, chairman of Wakefield CAMRA. The certificate features CAMRA's Bill Tidy cartoon character Keg Buster.
Keith Simpson, the marketing half of the partnership, finds himself very busy organizing, equipping and factoring beer festivals for local pubs, including the Wheatsheaf at Burn and the George & Dragon at West Haddlesey.
It was such a perfect afternoon, weatherwise, that everyone who'd been invited must have turned up, drinking the bar dry! Fortunately, as the cool store was just a step away, emergency supplies were “draughted” in!
The Wakefield CAMRA crew find themselves a comfortable patch for a very congenial afternoon of Brown Cow hospitality.
In the centre of this group of happy people is Wakefield Treasurer Mike Abba showing that he (the one in the dark shirt) can still walk in a straight line.
Sue's brewhouse was open for anybody who wanted a sneak peek.
The higgly piggly side of the brewery yard, where the empties come in.
a more organised corner of the brewery yard
A view of Brown Cow from the riverbank: Wakefield member Pat Wallis can be seen in the centre of the picture.
Swinging round 180 degrees from the riverbank view of Brown Cow is the tidal River Ouse.
The George & Dragon at West Haddlesey is one of the two outlets for Brown Cow beers, called at by Wakefield CAMRA on their return journey. A house beer called Simpson & Simpson White Dragon 4%, a pale aromatic beer with a zesty finish, is brewed for the pub by Brown Cow.
a second view of the George & Dragon at West Haddlesey
Well, Wakefield CAMRA didn’t exactly come the most direct way to Selby. They went via Brighouse. The Black Swan pub in the foreground stood in as brewery tap for the recently opened Atlas Mill Brewery, pending the opening of the brewery’s own bar, the Tip Inn on Atlas Mill Road, occupying the ground floor of the brewery premises, next door to the town’s recycling centre. The giant silos are what's left of Sugden's flour mill.
Susan with her dog. Photo may not have been taken at the 2007 Open Day. Please add a comment if you know better.
A young Mark Goodair presents a commemorative certificate to Susan Simpson. Present at this visit are parties from Leeds and Wakefield branches - date uncertain. Please add a comment if you know better.
The Simpsons' house at Barlow, once the Brown Cow pub.