The Hare Beer Bunch
The Hare Beer Bunch (HBB) is a group of discerning real ale drinkers that meets monthly at the March Hare. Formed five years ago by a small group of regulars, the HBB now has about 30 members, about half from Dunton, and the others from surrounding towns and villages.
The core purpose of the HBB, as agreed at our inaugural meeting is to ‘promote real ale in Dunton generally, and the March Hare particularly’. Other aims and objectives are to drink beer, talk about beer and arrange beer related excursions and events.
We have regular events at the March Hare, including a popular annual barbeque and a Christmas social and help to serve beer at the pubs two beer festivals, which are held each February and September. Past excursions included visits to:-
An evening at Dunton’s finest cider maker – Franklins
A coach trip to the Hitchin Beer Festival
A coach trip to sample six real ale pubs in St Albans starting at The Boot in the city centre and working our way westwards, eventually finding ourselves at The Six Bells
A coach trip to Oakham and the Grainstore Brewery
A visit to the Straw Bear Festival in Whittlesey
All of our outings finish at the March Hare, where we can relax with a final pint or two and regale anyone who will listen with details of our exploits of the day!
New members are always welcome. There is no membership fee, no proper agenda either – just beer, beer talk, and quite a bit of laughter. These informal meetings are advertised in the March Hare ‘Dates for your Diary’ and on the March Hare website. They are usually the second Monday of each month at 8.00 pm. In between these meetings you will often find one or more of the HBB in the pub, so if you would like to know more about us, please call in and someone will no doubt be able to provide more details.
For more information about the HBB, please ring or email the March Hare.