Appeal to CAMRA Members to Volunteer for Maltingsfest 2022
Following the sad closure of Tuckers Maltings in the autumn of 2018 we moved the festival into marquees on Osborne Park, the green space in front of the Maltings building in April 2019. Sadly, we were then unable to run a festival in 2020 or 2021 but the good news is that we're back in 2022!
Renamed Maltingsfest, the 2022 event will take place between Thursday 21st and Saturday 23rd April, the weekend after Easter. We are hoping to make the festival bigger and better and you may have heard that keg beers, keg and still ciders and spirits are also being offered to our festival goers this year.
More so than ever we are grateful for the support from members of the local CAMRA branches who swell the numbers behind the bar serving the thirsty customers. We are primarily looking for help to serve the ale on gravity from the stillage so please don't be concerned if you're not comfortable serving keg products or spirits. You may also be aware that we set aside a proportion of the profits from the festival and distribute these to the branches whose members come to help us. The amount paid to each branch depends on the hours worked by their members, which is why it is very important to sign in and out when starting and finishing a shift, and of course the festival being profitable. To that end I would be grateful if the Branch Treasurers would forward the relevant details for payment by BACS.
I am happy for branch members to contact me directly to let me know when they would like to help out, or for someone in each branch to co-ordinate this, whichever works best for you. It is useful but not essential for us to have an idea in advance of when people are planning to come and offer their services.
Cheers, David Lewis aka Norman
Proprietor, Summerskills Brewery, Unit 15 Pomphlett Farm Industrial Estate, Broxton Drive, Billacombe, Plymouth, PL9 7BG.