It’s all kicking off
Monday 5 February 2018
What do you think about when you think of February? Cold? Wet? Pancakes? Perhaps Valentine’s Day...( Yep don’t forget this or violets won’t be the only thing that’s blue)
At Lowlander February is very very busy. All of the above are all featured whether it be a deliciously cold, wet half of Troubadour Magma, a cosy romantic meal at Lowlander on Valentines or, who can come up with the tastiest idea for a pancake( take this as an opportunity to give us your ideal pancake and we might just make it)
Did you know February never existed once? Well it didn’t in the Roman calendar as they assumed ‘Winter’ to be a 'monthless' period. It also had many other names.
Historical names for February include the Kale-monath named for cabbage and Solmonath meaning ‘mud month’.
This is ironic as the RBS six nations Rugby tournament starts on February 4th and we are showing it. Now I wouldn’t normally plug sports at Lowlander, I am sorry to admit that I am unfortunately in love with football particularly Birmingham City ( I know I’m a glory hunter right?!) but it seems that this tournament brings our weekends alive. During this period their are many school holidays throughout Great Brexit sorry Britain and whole host of European countries inc France and Italy. Saturdays are always busy at Lowlander but these games shown live add a real zing and the atmosphere created by so many different people from around Europe, the world in fact sitting side by side just watching on as one big happy family. The buzz created is electrifying and makes Sunday’s even better.
This said I’ve found some incredible beers for you to try for the next 6 weeks. I’ve tried to get some interesting ones throughout the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland plus also some from Italy and France. This hopefully makes it a real celebration of beers from the 6 countries taking part in the 6 Nations. I won’t name them all but we have some wonderful new beers from Lost an Grounded- a Kellor Pils on draught from England. A Red Ale from Tiny Rebel called Cwtch from Wales. From Aberdeen in Scotland we will be sampling a Pale Ale from the newly established Fierce brewery. From Ireland we will be getting in some interesting sours from White Hag and for the French and Italian beers you will have to stay tuned to our social media updates!!
During every game we will be doing jugs of our own Lowlander Pils for just £15. In each jug you get 4 pints and for us it’s all about sharing with your friends, family, one an all. Making new friends whilst you sit along one of our linear tables, you sip and share as you lovingly stare at your team-cavorting in the mud.
The boring stuff: we advice booking during this time as we do get extremely busy. Large groups maybe turned away without a booking. Jugs of beer only sold during the matches themselves.