...you would all get together and arrange for a trip for me to this event:
BEER drinkers from across Britain will head for Manchester at the end of the month, when one of the country's biggest real ale events returns to the city. The CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival, sponsored by the M.E.N., will be a showcase for a huge range of both draught and bottled beers - many from round the world. And the four-day event, which is being officially opened by colourful town crier Barry McQueen, is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Highlights will include the 2005 Champion Winter Beer of Britain Awards, and Tameside brewer Shaws has created an M.E.N. Festival Ale specially for the event. The festival will run from Wednesday to Saturday, January 26 to 29, at the recently-refurbished New Century House in Corporation Street.Maybe we can get a local report from Mancunian Steve.
Later: Here is the information on the National Winter Ales Festival from the CAMRA site.