The Real Ale Advisory Board meets at 7pm on the second Monday of every month and is made up of an experienced collective of ale drinkers.
Members take it in turn to bring bottled beers from brewers as obscure as possible which are sampled from shot glasses and are marked out 10.
There have been occasions, based on the smell, that beers have not even been drunk! Others have been so good that a member remarked that he didn't want to mark it out of 10, he wanted to marry it!
Perhaps the highlight of these evenings is the "alecamey", where different beers are mixed with varying results - from disastrous to making the undrinkable palatable.
One brewer even said they would consider our suggestions.
Pictures: Appreciating the ales, Our esteemed Chairman