A Brazilian brewer has launched Cerveja Feminista, an ale that challenges the stereotype of beer being enjoyed by men in advertising. Read the full article from The Independent here http://tinyurl.com/o4vyuhb
Dea Latis: Beers with Breakfast returns!
Friday, 5th December
10.00 – midday
Jackson & Rye, 56 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 4JF
Join us for the hugely popular Dea Latis Beers with Breakfast tasting, now in its third year. Taking place on 5th December (the morning after the Guild dinner and awards), we’re hosting the event at American bar-diner Jackson & Rye in the heart of Soho, so expect pancakes, beef hash and grits. And expect some great beers to try with them (not just from America).
Tickets for breakfast, beers, tea or coffee and expert guidance from beer sommelier Annabel Smith cost £25. To book, visit our Eventbrite page http://tinyurl.com/nhzyow7
If you are a Dea Latis corporate partner, tickets are discounted, please email lisa@lisaharlow for detail
Beer and women group Dea Latis hosted a beer and cheese tasting in London earlier this week, as part of its ongoing mission to encourage more women to discover the delights of our national drink.
During the tasting, guests sampled five different beer and cheese combinations, with expert guidance provided by Annabel Smith, one of the country’s only female Beer Sommeliers. They were:
A post-tasting vote was taken for the best beer and cheese pairing, with the Affligem-Camembert match narrowly taking top spot ahead of the Shepherd Neame Barley Wine with Kentish Blue.
Smith said, “The hallmark of a great match of beer and cheese, or indeed any food and drink, is that they enhance each other’s taste. Beer works especially well with cheese, as its natural carbonation cuts through the fattiness of cheese – which is something wine can’t do.
“There were some cracking combinations tasted today, which really showcased beer’s versatility as a match to food.”
Dea Latis – named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water – was established by a handful of women working in the brewing and pubs industry, and hosts regular beer and beer/food tastings for women.
The tasting was held in the Bishop’s Finger at Smithfield, a Shepherd Neame pub. Shepherd Neame is one of 15 corporate supporters of Dea Latis, who help to promote the group’s efforts to bring beer to women.
The next event is a Beer & Breakfast tasting on Friday 5 December in London. Put the date in your diary, more detail to follow soon.
A group of beer-loving women is holding a beer and cheese tasting in central London next Wednesday, 8 October, to encourage more women to discover the delights of our national drink.
Dea Latis – named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water – was established by a handful of women working in pubs and breweries, and hosts regular tastings to demonstrate beer’s versatility as a partner with different foods. The beer and cheese tasting is being held on:
Date: Wednesday 8th October
Time: 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Venue: The Bishops Finger, 9-10 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR
Guests will be offered five different beer and cheese combinations, from goat’s cheese and fruit beer to traditional ale and cheddar. Hosting the event and explaining the beer and cheese matches is Annabel Smith, one of the country’s only female Beer Sommeliers.
Annabel says, “The hallmark of a great match of beer and cheese, or indeed any food and drink, is that they enhance each other’s taste. Beer works especially well with cheese as its natural carbonation cuts through the fattiness of cheese – which is something wine can’t do.”
Tickets, including five beers, cheeses, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £17 per person. Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dea-latis-beer-and-cheese-tasting-tickets-12781994289?aff=es2&rank=0
Further information: Ros Shiel, email@example.com
Lisa Harlow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beer and cheese are great companions – as you’ll know if you’ve ever enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch with a glass of ale. We’re hoping to discover a few more great beer and cheese combinations at our tasting, with the help of a few brewers, a cheese expert and of course, our guests.
We’ll be tasting at least five different cheeses, each matched to a different beer designed to enhance the taste of both. It promises to be an entertaining and educational afternoon, at the Bishops Finger in Smithfield (our thanks to Shepherd Neame). We hope you can join us.
Tickets, including beers, cheeses, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £17 per person. Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dea-latis-beer-and-cheese-tasting-tickets-12781994289?aff=es2&rank=0
If you are a Dea Latis corporate member, discounted entry is available, please email email@example.com for details.
Jane Peyton* has made an impassioned plea for beer as a guest blogger on Roger Protz’s blog ‘Protz on Beer’ – you can read the full article here: http://protzonbeer.co.uk/columns/2014/08/18/stop-the-squabbles–we-need-a-united-front-to-champion-all-good-beer but in the meantime here are some suggestions for actions that beer lovers might want to take:
Beer is such a joy-giving drink — more so than other beverage. So let’s celebrate and share it whether your favourite tipple is a pint of Spitfire, Carling or Gamma Ray. Bottoms up!
*Jane Peyton is Britain’s Beer Sommelier of the Year, founder of the School of Booze, and author of several books including ‘Beer o’ Clock’. She is driving the idea for Beer Day Britain and has joined forces with brewers Sophie de Ronde of Brentwood Brewing, and Sara Barton of Brewster’s Brewing Company to work with the beer industry to make it happen.
Dea Latis will be holding a number of events for members and other beer-loving women over the next few months. Please make a note of these dates for your diaries and we’ll be sending further details shortly.
We hope to see you at one of our events. If you’d like any further information, or have suggestions for an event you’d like us to run, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org