It must be every man’s fantasy to be dragged to a brewery on their honeymoon. Beer Academy Sommelier Sophie Atherton didn’t let her recent wedding interfere with her passion for beer. Hearing the call for beer sommeliers to help promote cask ale week, she took time out from her honeymoon in New York to visit fellow Sommelier, Garret Oliver, at the Brooklyn Brewery to persuade him to film a clip to promote cask ale week.
Recently married Sophie said “It was too good an opportunity to miss to get one of the world’s leading beer experts to give Cask Ale Week a plug. I was really chuffed that Garrett was so keen to help and he made the interesting point that the craft beer revolution in the US might not have happened if it wasn’t for the cask ale brewed here in the UK. Yet another reason to be proud of our national drink.”
“Luckily my new husband is also a beer lover and didn’t need too much persuading about this disruption to our honeymoon itinerary. Our first date was at a pub and we bonded over a shared love of cask ale. He came with me to the brewery and didn’t seem too unhappy having to sample Garret’s fine range of beers! “
Garret Oliver’s Cask Ale week message can be seen in full on Sophie Atherton’s beer blog – a FemAle View .If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!