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7th-11th August 2018

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Tutored Tastings

Tasting sessions are a perfect way to get a little extra from the Great British Beer Festival.

This year, you can purchase your add-on tasting ticket for a selection of tasting sessions and due to popular demand, we have also added an extra session of the “Champion Beer of Britain” tasting with Roger Protz!

See below for a full listing of sessions available.

*Booking fee applies.

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Champion Beer of Britain

Roger Protz showcases six of the winning beers from the 2018 Champion Beer of Britain competition, including the chance to taste the overall competition winner!
6 – 7pm
CAMRA Members £15.00* / £18.00* non-members

 

 Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
6.30 – 7.15pm
£10.00*

Wednesday 08 August 2018

 

Beer Judging Training Course – with Christine Cryne

Learn how to judge beer – and get yourself a qualification!

The course will cover: 

• How people taste
• How we assess a beer for CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competitions
• How the environment and the judge themselves can influence judging
• What makes a good judge and what to be aware of (including objectivity versus subjectivity)
• What makes a good Chair of a Judging Panel
• Some of the more usual off flavours
• CAMRA’s beer styles
• Three practical judging sessions

 

By the end of the session, you will be able to:
• State the key criteria in judging beer and explain how different factors can influence any judging
• List the criteria of what makes a good beer judge and the pitfalls that can occur
• With the help of notes, identify some of the more usual off flavours in beer and where they can come from
• With the use of CAMRA’s beer style sheets, be able to state the differences between different beer styles

1 – 5.30pm
SOLD OUT

Champion Beer of Britain

Roger Protz showcases six of the winning beers from the 2018 Champion Beer of Britain competition, including the chance to taste the overall competition winner!
1.30 – 2.30pm
CAMRA Members £15.00* / £18.00* non-members

LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

 

Champion Beer of Britain

Roger Protz showcases six of the winning beers from the 2018 Champion Beer of Britain competition, including the chance to taste the overall competition winner!
6 – 7pm
CAMRA Members £15.00* / £18.00* non-members

 

Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
6.30 – 7.15pm
£10.00*

Thursday 09 August 2018

 

Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
1 – 1.45pm
£10.00*

 

The Belgian Influence on the Beer Revolution

Tim Webb & Joe Stange, authors of CAMRA’s Belgium Good Beer Guide, will be guiding you through some great contemporary beers that have been inspired by Belgian brewing.
1.30 – 2.30pm
CAMRA Members £15.00* / £18.00* non-members

LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

 

Tiny Rebel Tasting

Tiny Rebel brewery will be talking you through a selection of their beers, telling stories about the brews and their brewing process.
6 – 7pm
CAMRA Members £15.00 / £18.00 non-members

 

Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
6.30 – 7.15pm
£10.00*

Friday 10 August 2018

 

Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
1 – 1.45pm
£10.00*

LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

 

Beer & Cheese with Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith, Beer Sommelier and BeerBelle founder, will take you through the wonderful world of beer and cheese pairing with a delicious smorgasbord of beer and bites. Which combination will be your favourite?

1.30 – 2.30pm
CAMRA Members £16.00* / £19.00* non-members

LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

 

Beer & Chocolate with Christine Cryne

One of the best combinations of tastes is beer with chocolate – honest! Christine Cryne will be hosting this session so come and have your preconceptions blown away with some great beers and chocolate and they are not all dark.

6 – 7pm
CAMRA Members £16.00* / £19.00* non-members

 

Introduction to Beer

A short introductory session featuring four beers that will open up the world of real ale for you.
6.30 – 7.15pm
£10.00*

Tickets for tasting sessions will also be available for purchase at the Membership and Information stand at the festival. To avoid disappointment, we do suggest purchasing these in advance with your entrance ticket.

*Booking fee applies.

 

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