Finland/Estonia Trip

For all the members eagerly waiting news of the Club’s overseas trip to Finland and Estonia I can only apologise for the delays in letting you know when this trip may take place.

We had originally planned for the visit to happen in September 2020. With fellow Club member Dave Wright, I had made a reconnoitre trip to Helsinki and Tallin in February and arranged for visits to several breweries, brewpubs, pubs and restaurants in the two cities. We had sorted out and costed a full itinerary and were all ready to go and then Covid hit. We had hoped that we could still run the trip in September 2020 but that proved impossible and for 2021 the situation as regards travel restrictions etc did not improve.

And then just as travel overseas opened up again Putin decided to flex his muscles, raising questions about how safe a trip to Estonia would be. We still have all the contacts in place for the trip and should be able to easily revive plans to visit Finland and Estonia, but with all the uncertainties we have decided to postpone trying to fix a date for our trip till 2023.

I hope we may have firmer news later this year and I may even make a second investigative trip to see if our original plans may need adapting. So keep an eye out for further news and if any of you have got any suggestions about the proposed trip, i.e. time of year, other places to visit etc please let me know.

 

Kind Regards

Iain Loe – Committee Member

Finland Trip

The Club has been made aware that Regent Holidays of Bristol are running a 7 day tour to Finland which includes a number of visits to microbreweries (with tastings) and a guided tour with a female beer sommelier. You will see a bit of scenery as well! It departs on 15 June 2022 and space is limited : flights included. For further information please ring 0117 280 0121.rather than Stockport.

This is not a Club recommendation or endorsement but if you’re interested, please mention CMIC when enquiring.  

The Club still hopes to be able to organise a CMIC trip to Helsinki and Tallinn later in the year when COVID restrictions ease enough to allow us to do so.

Finland/Estonia Trip

With the continuing problems with COVID 19 – it has been deemed not appropriate to run the International visit to Finland and Estonia in 2021 as previously hoped.
Iain Loe had made good headway with a number of breweries and restaurants in Helsinki and Tallinn and, based on this work by Iain, it is hoped to run the trip some time in 2022.

If you have already expressed an interest in this trip you will be contacted by the Admin Team as soon as a proposed date is available. Should you wish to add your name to the existing list please contact the Admin Team by email info@cmic.uk.com or phone 0161 359 3976.

With the continuing problems with COVID 19 – it has been deemed not appropriate to run the International visit to Finland and Estonia in 2021 as previously hoped.

Finland/Estonia Trip 2020

The provisional timetable for the trip is as follows

29th August 2020 – Arrive in Helsinki

2nd September 2020 – Leave Helsinki and arrive in Tallin

6th/7th September 2020 – Leave Tallin

Full details will be available in the new year

Register your interest with the Admin Team by email info@cmic.uk.com or phone 0161 359 3976.