Summer Craft Beer Tasting (SOUTHAMPTON)
Here at Hampshire Wine School we are passionate about good craft beer!
This tasting makes an interesting and original gift for FATHERS AND HUSBANDS on Father's Day! ;-) Our Gift Vouchers are redeemable against any of our courses - beer, wine or whisky tastings.
We are organising this hugely popular Summer Beer Tasting by popular demand! We will taste a wide selection of properly made summer beers - from local microbreweries and from Belgium, Germany and the States!
These craft ales and beers are all produced in the old-fashioned way - ie live beers made from quality specialist hops, & specialist malts, not to be confused with the anaemic, tasteless, & pasteurised offerings produced by the large commercial breweries - that pass for beer in a lot of our bars and pubs!
We will presenting at least 6 ales and beers from small award-winning microbreweries, all of which are creating premium quality cask and bottled ales using the finest brewing ingredients and have the mission of producing distinctive flavoursome ales.
Good indicators of real beer are the depth of fruity, yet bitter hop flavours present in your pint, its smoky, malt-spiked finish, as well as a gentle snail’s trail of tiny bubbles on the head and a faint spritz on the tongue.
You will also learn how beer is made and how the different types of malt & hops affect that all-important taste. A truly memorable experience for all ... dads included! ;-)
Your tutor is Beer Specialist, Jon Tugwell: "The 70's was not a good decade for the beer drinker, although there were lots of individual pubs, there wasn't much choice; a bitter, perhaps a mild, if you were lucky a best bitter. However there was keg beer, sterile, bland and produced by National brewing giants intent on homogenising the industry. This is when I cut my drinking teeth and it didn't take long to realise that occasionally there was a brewer who didn't conform. I became a beer wanderer, going from bar to bar, and if resources allowed beer festival to beer festival or city to city to find a new brew.
I still do it, and since the turn of the Millennium I have 'ticked' over 7000 new draught beers. Of course it is easier now there is a brewery opening every week and they produce a fantastic range of beers including interest beers from the keg. I would like to say they are all wonderful, truth is some are still some warm brown liquids out there. I want to share my experience of the better side of this new era with you."
All tastings include: 6 beers sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of professional ISO tastings glasses.
The perfect gift for BEER LOVERS. Can be bought as an open-day gift voucher which can be redeemed anytime (subject to availability).
Places remaining: 3
Course Date/Time: Fri 22nd Jun 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: White Star Tavern, 28 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DJ