Tutored Tastings

GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL WINTER 2019 TASTING SESSIONS

  • Tasting sessions each day Wednesday to Saturday
  • Cost £12 CAMRA Members £15 for Non CAMRA Members
  • Sessions to start at 12.00 and 6.00 and last one to one and a half hours
  • Bookings on website and managed on day by Products stand
  • Maximum 15 people on each tasting session
  • Hosted by at least 1 Beer Sommelier

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Tutored tasting sessions

Wednesday

Lunch Time Champion Beers

A testing of those beers which have won in the Champion Winter Beer of Great Britain categories. The categories in this competition are Old Ale/Strong Mild, Porter, Stout and Barley Wine/Strong Old Ale. We will be tasting, subject to availability as some years the gold winners in this competition do sell out, the winners and runners up in each category with a opportunity to see if they are still worthy winners.

This session will be led by Beer Sommelier Robin Parker

Evening Champion Beers

A testing of those beers which have won in the Champion Winter Beer of Great Britain categories. The categories in this competition are Old Ale/Strong Mild, Porter, Stout and Barley Wine/Strong Old Ale. We will be tasting, subject to availability as some years the gold winners in this competition do sell out, the winners and runners up in each category with a opportunity to see if they are the worthy winners.

This session will be led by Beer Sommelier Robin Parker

Thursday

Evening Belgian Beers

For this session we will taste 5/6 beers from Belgium. We will discover the difference between Abbey and Trappist beers, why Belgian beers are so different from English beers and why Belgian beers are recognised as some of the best in the world. You will sample some of the oldest styles of beers as well as at least one beer from the last remaining true Abbey brewery in Belgium, Val Dieu.

This session will be led by Cheryl Cade Beer Sommelier, Cicerone Certified Beer Server and Award-Winning Tour Designer.

Friday

Evening Fruit Beers

A tasting of Fruit Beers both UK, Belgian and hopefully some from other parts of the world. We will have examples from Cask, Keg and Bottle covering the varied and interesting selection of fruit beers available at the Festival. We will be tasting at least 6 beers with some interesting and new flavours to try.

This session will be led by Robin Parker Beer Sommelier, St Peter’s Brewery.

Saturday

Lunch Time An Introduction to Beer

This tasting will give an insight as to how beer is made you will get to understand the 4 basic ingredients and how they affect flavour, they also get to understand the difference between 4 different beer styles. We will also be tasting at least one of the Champion Winter Beers as judged earlier in the week. After this session you will be able to impress your friend s and fellow drinkers with your new beer knowledge.

This session will be led by Cheryl Cade, Beer Sommelier, Cicerone Certified Beer Server and Award-Winning Tour Designer.

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