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Christmas Day Lunch – time to bring out the beers!

Here’s beer sommelier, Annabel Smith’s beer suggestions for Christmas Day: Before you open that calorie laden bottle of Prosecco, or hangover inducing Chateauneuf-de-Pape with your turkey dinner this year, take some advice from the Dea Latis crew and reach for the beer. Beer has no problem with any of the traditional comestibles we devour on Christmas day, and what’s more, it’s better for you, contains less calories and you’ll wake up on Boxing Day feeling far fresher! We’ll start with a plate of smoked salmon for breakfast. Pour yourself a glass of refreshing, fizzy wheat beer, such as Vedett White, Erdinger Heffeweisse or Franziskaner Weissebier. Make sure it’s in a champagne flute; the carbonation and citrus will slice through the oiliness of the salmon with a knife, refreshing the palate and complementing the fish. For the veggies amongst you, bake a whole Camembert and serve with chunks of bread, accompanied by Leffe Blonde or Affligem Tripel. These beers blow wine out of the water with their sweet breadiness. With a clear head, you can start …

Creating gluten freedom in our pubs

The drinks editor for The Publican’s Morning Advertiser – Jessica Mason – asks pubs to consider selling gluten-free beer to meet the rising demand of food intolerance. She suggests that no-one ever asks for an allergy but they do just keep side-stepping the offending food/drink products and those that sell them…. Creating gluten freedom in our pubs By Jessica Mason, 29-Jan-2016 Gluten-free beer used to be a bit of a contradiction and had a fairly poor reputation too.

Calling for a united front

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 but in the meantime here are some suggestions for actions that beer lovers might want to take: Try to convert cider and wine drinkers to beer- – especially women. Fewer than 15% of women in Britain are regular beer drinkers.  Even a small percentage increase in women drinking beer in a pub would have a significant and positive effect on the health of the industry. However this is a huge challenge because one of the biggest reasons why women in this country do not drink beer is because they perceive it as being blokey.  Many beer marketing companies do not help because they market beer just at men, making millions of people assume that beer is a man’s drink and that women are not welcome at the party. Of course we know that beer is a gift from nature to all humans!  No one calls wine “female” — and …

Women: Beer is a libation for you to drink and brew too

Fellow Dea Latis enthusiast, beer sommelier, alcohol historian and blogger, Jane Peyton, has just had an article published in the Huffington Post and she has kindly allowed us to publish it here in time for International Women’s Day on 8th March – let’s say ‘cheers’ to that! Here’s the irony – many women do not drink beer because they think it is masculine but of all alcoholic drinks beer has more female elements and connections than any other.  So, to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8, let’s raise a glass of something that our female ancestors invented.  Yes – women were the first brewers of beer.  For thousands of years women were the primary brewers and even today in parts of Africa and the South American rainforest where beer is made at home or on a communal village basis they still are.  In those societies men drink the beer but they have no role in its production. No-one knows when beer was first brewed, or where but it was at least 9,000 years ago. Unconnected societies in the …

Things I Like: Beer

This is a guest blog and represent the views of the author, not Dea Latis. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please get in contact. ‘Where do I begin?/to tell the story of how great a love can be…’ By Laura Harmour I can chart where my secret love of beer began. It was when my Royal Navy dad started giving me sips of his beer when I was a tot. The taste for beer matured deep in the cellars of my mind as I made my hearthside progress through tastes of whatever brew my dad happened to be drinking, plus my gran’s milk stout, through the streams of Babycham, sherry, snowballs, Stone’s Ginger Wine, Mateus Rosé, Cinzano Blanco, Liebfraumilch, and Blue Nun that came into our house every Christmas, before I graduated at about 16 to the pub fare of shandy, lager and lime, cider, Dubonnet & lemonade, gin & tonic and Bacardi & Coke. I’m surprised I even made it to maturity. But my real taste for beer as a …

Would you like to be a guest blogger?

At Dea Latis we celebrate everything that is great about beer. Our mission is to get more women trying and drinking beer, and encouraging their friends and family to do similar! If you are passionate about beer then perhaps you’d like to write to be a guest blogger for us? Do you like cooking with beer? What’s been your favourite beer and food match?  Have you converted any of your friends to drink beer – and how did you do it? What do you think will get more women drinking beer? If you would like to write a guest blog for Dea Latis, then get in contact now. Either leave a comment below this post, tweet us @DeaLatis or email dealatisuk@gmail.com and we’ll get back in contact.