December 05 2018 – Simon Yarwood
The last 12 months have been an exciting time for The Epicurean; back in June we expanded the business with the addition of the Heaton Moor shop and we would like to thank the fine folk of the Heatons for giving us such a warm welcome. Our team has grown – in fact, it has doubled in size. So I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce Charlotte, our newly appointed Brand Ambassador.
Charlotte is a local girl from Stockport, whose interest in craft beer was sparked a few years back when she first took a sip of Magic Rock’s Un-Human Cannonball. She has been hooked on hops ever since. She says “I spend most of my free time sampling various styles of craft beer, from jaw-tingling sours and easy-drinking IPAs, to sticky imperial stouts and barrel-aged barleywines. I can’t think of a way I would prefer to spend my time!” She even married a brewer and insisted on having beer incorporated into her wedding ceremony (Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait - purchased from The Epicurean, of course).
Charlotte is also passionate about making the craft beer world a more inclusive place: “I am keen to raise to profile of women in the brewing and craft beer industry, and extend the appeal of craft beer to a wider audience. There truly is a beer for everyone, and I love helping people find a brew that puts a smile on their face - after all, beer is supposed to be fun.”
You’ll see Charlotte in the shops over the next few weeks during the busy Christmas period, before she takes over the reins with social media, blogging, tastings, events, our beer subscription club and other fun things in the New Year. Make sure to pop in and say hello to her and the rest of the team!
Oh, did I mention that we were really honoured to have won “Best Independent Retailer” for the second year at The Manchester Beer Week Awards? This is something we don’t take for granted and wouldn’t have won without our amazing and loyal customers!
Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and New Year!!