The Back To School displays are up in the shops and the sunburnt feet are but a dim and painful memory as we head into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
But don’t despair, just think of all of those lovely new one-off ales being brewed right now using new-season hops and ripe berries for maximum flavour and effect.
This month’s magazine has a bit of a thread running through it – or several threads, to be precise. We’ve got three music-themed stories for you to enjoy, linked to beer and pubs – two of them right up to date and one of a historic nature. Then we pick up a bit of a sporty link to rowing and history with beery connotations coming right up to date.
We’ve got new breweries, new pubs, new beers, fresh refurbishments and new owners to present, plus some televised football, the world’s most famous steam engine whoosing past, gigs and festivals, and a lot of fun. But the common theme is pubs; it’s what Cheers North East was invented for.
We love pubs and all they stand for; the social interaction, the friendships made, and the wondrous products that come sweeping over the counter with a smile and a flourish.
The nights might be drawing in, but the pub is still a huge attraction – see you there.
Editor, Cheers North East