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Beers at Breakfast – the next Dea Latis event

Stout and sausages? Bitter with bacon? Mild and a mushroom? You get the idea….That’s right, the next Dea Latis event will be looking at the beers that best  match with breakfast! On Friday, 7 December, we will be taking charge of the Parcel Yard pub at King’s Cross station from 10am to midday. Top brewsters Sara Barton of Brewsters Brewery and Kathy Britton of Oldershaw Brewery will be guiding us through the tasting. Tickets are £20 each and include a full breakfast (veggie option available), beer (of course), tea/coffee and the tutored tasting.  Afterwards there will be the opportunity for plenty of networking with women from the beer and pub industry. Tickets are sold via EventBrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3809044956

Do You Pass the Bechdel Test?

Here’s Emma Inch’s article from December 2017 about how The Bechdel Test could be applied to the beer scene: ‘Beer people are lovely people!’ and ‘The beer industry is a wonderful, friendly place!’ are things I’ve been told on a number of occasions since jumping boots-first into the scene a couple of years ago. And, for me, there’s a lot of truth in these celebratory statements. I spent the first two decades of my working life in an environment where I didn’t always see the best of how things could be. As a frontline social worker – and more latterly, a social work academic – I bore witness to desperation, deprivation, and sometimes degradation on a scale most would find hard to contemplate. I met many, many good people on both sides of the intervention divide – some of the bravest, warmest, creative, most intelligent people there are – and I have a lasting respect for them all. I also derived a great deal of satisfaction from my work, and felt immensely privileged to work …

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 …

Dea Latis hosts beer and cheese tasting

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: Affligem Triple: Chaucers Camembert Guinness: Organic Ashdown Foresters Smoked Fullers ESB: Ashmore Farmhouse Shepherd Neame Barley Wine: Kentish Blue Bacchus Frambozen: Kellys Goats Cheese 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 …

Dates for your diary

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. Thursday 25th September, lunchtime:  Beer and cheese tasting, central London. Note this is the first day of Cask Ale Week. Friday 5th December, 10.00 – 12.00 am: Beer and breakfast tasting, central London.  A favourite Dea Latis event returns, on the morning after the Guild of Beer Writers’ dinner 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 dealatisuk@gmail.com  

Dea Latis hosts tasting at Norwich City of Ale

Beer and women forum Dea Latis took its popular ‘Beers with Breakfast’ tasting to Norwich City of Ale last month, hosting a female-only tasting session at the Plasterer’s Arms in the city. Guests enjoyed six breakfast foods, each matched to a different ale, with expert tuition from Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith, while Belinda Jennings of Adnams presented her City of Ale Saison, brewed especially for the festival.  All beers served with breakfast at the Plasterer’s were brewed by women, as part of the pub’s Fem.Ale event. Baked Eggs with Roast Tomatoes with Brewsters Helles 4% ABV Smoked salmon on Mandarin Salad with Adnams Saison 6.3% Sausages cooked in marmalade with Buntingford Twitchell 3.8% Bacon & herb sandwich on rye bread with Adnams Rye IPA 5.0% Beer batter pancakes and maple syrup with Oldershaw Miss Red 4.4% Chocolate Stout cake with Brentwood Smoked Porter 5.4% The event was the third Beers with Breakfast tasting from Dea Latis, who have also paired beers with cheese, chocolate and tapas. Last September the group also ran a tasting event for …