How does the idea of free craft beer,amazing BBQ food and a Christmas quiz sound to you? "That's a good shout" is what the Manchester Yelpers said! 30 of us went down to Brewdog on a Thursday night, ready to get into the festive spirit and enjoy everything that one of Manchester's best bars has to offer!
Starting off our evening with a complimentary half of Punk IPA, everyone got into the spirit of things by removing their coats and revealing their crazy Christmas jumpers that were to be judged later on! As our Yelper Ian M said "there were some majorly awesome jumpers in the spirit of Christmas"
After the ice was broken, we entered into the beer school that was run by Brewdog's super friendly and knowledgable Dani, who taught us about the finer arts of brewing and gave us a tasting of 5am Saint, Hello my name is Mette Marit and the wonderfully named seasonal stout Santa Paws! Then it was time for some well deserved BBQ food consisting of brisket, wings, ribs and some absolutely fantastic mac and cheese. In fact it was very well received by Nicolas R "Thank God for the glorious gorgeous BBQ food that arrived after that because I was getting proper fuzzy by that point"
After some Christmas crackers were pulled and more great Brewdog beer was consumed, we entered into our special Yelp Christmas Quiz which was 19 (not sure where the 20th ended up…) questions on general Christmas knowledge. It was a hard fought Quiz but as victorious 'Team Spleen' winner Lee Z stated "the result wasn't important" which I'm sure he didn't mean when he was awarded the prize of beer and chocolate!
To see out the evening, it was all about declaring more champions as Michael B and Dan F both picked up prizes for their excellent Tesco Value and Full on Reindeer efforts which wowed everyone! It was a great effort with the vast majority of Yelpers joining in by wearing Christmas attire but these guys clearly didn't come to accept defeat!
What a fantastic Elite event and big thanks have to go to Martin and Dani at Brewdog for all the effort they went to in making it all go so well. The beer school, drinks and food were all excellent and every Yelper went away having a great night!
I can't wait til our next Elite event in 2014 and hope we'll have even more Elite Yelpers joining us to make them even bigger and better month to month.
Have a great Christmas everyone – see you on Yelp!
Yelp Manchester Community Manager