All posts tagged: women

Women & Beer Survey 2016

Please can you spare less than five minutes to take part in a women and beer survey to help us conduct some research? We want your opinion on whether attitudes by women towards drinking beer have changed over the last decade. We would be delighted if you could share the survey link with any other friends who you think might be interested in taking part and we are very happy if you want to share the survey on social media. When the feedback is collated we will share the results with you. If you could complete the survey by Wednesday 11th May we would be most grateful. Please click through here – Dea Latis Women & Beer Survey 2016 If you have any other views, strong opinions or even your own research that you would like to add please drop a separate email to us here.

Women beer-lovers host beer and cheese tasting

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 …

Welsh Rarebit recipe with Wold Top Bitter

By Lisa Harlow. Tom Kerridge’s Welsh Rarebit My first job was as publicity officer for a small theatre in Stafford and in the café the chef’s speciality was Welsh Rarebit. It would be fair to say that it was far and away my favourite lunch while I worked there and that it was far from being ‘rare’. That was twenty-something years ago so Tom Kerridge’s recipes caught my eye straight away, plus, posh cheese on toast looks like a no-brainer. I used Wold Top Bitter from the Wold Top Brewery near Driffield – a 3.7% amber coloured aromatic session bitter that I picked up on my last trip to Yorkshire – to reduce down to a glaze and then added the double cream. The Cheddar, when grated, looked like a gigantic cheese mountain but did thankfully melt satisfyingly into the cream and beer after a bit of cramming into the pan and stirring. The addition of the egg yolks and all the punchy flavours made a really thick and gooey cheesy custard. The next bit of …

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.

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

Pubs, patriotism and pints…

Dea Latis member, Joanna Dring, was recently asked to write the Guest Column in the brand new Bedfordshire newspaper, Bedford Midweek. Here’s the column in full: As if us Brits need an excuse to celebrate….Have you recovered from an over-exuberance of patriotic parties yet? I’m quite sure that at some point over the weekend, the majority of you stepped foot in a pub. Perhaps you are a regular and knew the events the pub was laying on, or perhaps you haven’t been down your local for a few months but knew that at times of national celebration, there is no where quite like the pub. We are so lucky in this country to have pubs. No other country quite gets pubs. Bars – yes. But pubs – no. (The Red Lion(s) in the Costas don’t count either….) Just like the Queen (WARNING – a tenuous link between pubs and Her Maj) pubs are always there for us. There is no other place that has quite the same atmosphere and is the focal point of the …

Beer and chocolate… what’s not to like?!

Details are now confirmed for the Dea Latis Beer & Chocolate tasting. This is now in its third year, making it an annual tradition for anyone wanting to break two Lenten abstinences in one afternoon! We will, once again, be tasting a selection of beer and chocolate matches suggested by brewers, who will be on hand to explain their choices and answer questions.  So please join us: Date:     Tuesday 27th March  Time:    2.00 – 4.00 pm  Venue: Draft House Tower Bridge, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP

A Dream Come Brew

Have you ever dreamed of brewing your own beer in a proper brewery as opposed to a bucket in the airing cupboard?  I have.  Many times.  Then last year I met Sara Barton, founder of Brewsters Brewery at the launch of Project Venus’s brewing collaboration – Venus Jade.  I confessed my aspiration and Sara responded with an emphatic ‘Do it!’ Turns out that I was not the only DeaLatis member harbouring the brewing fantasy because when I mentioned it to Marverine Cole (@BeerBeauty) and Shea Luke (@RealAleGirlShea) they also had that ambition. We discussed our ideal recipe and decided on a dark spicy winter ale. So on a very auspicious date 21/1/12 (it’s a palindrome) the three of us accepted Sara’s invitation to ‘do it’ and we travelled up to Brewsters Brewery in Grantham and did it! And as I write this, a wonderful yeast that smells of green apples is bubbling away and turning our 30 barrel brew into delicious beer.  What an incredible thought. But who knew what hard physical work it is …

Duchesse de Bourgogne – a beer that’s impossible not to like?

We’re halfway through our Dea Diets – our quest to swap wine for beer during January to prove to the world that beer is lower in calories. And our pal Jane Peyton at the wonderful School of Booze has written this review of the beer, Duchesse de Bourgogne, exclusively for Dea Latis. Why not give it a go this weekend and let us know what you think of it? Try this experiment.  Choose a female friend who professes not to like beer.  Discreetly open a bottle of Duchesse de Bourgogne from Belgium and decant into a wine glass.  Don’t tell her that it is beer and watch her reaction as she sips it. And then wait for the ‘Get Away!’ response when you ‘fess up that it is not an unusual type of red wine, rather, one of the most amazing examples of our beloved malt & hops brews. Duchesse de Bourgogne (6.2% ABV) is a superb example of a lambic beer.  This means the yeast gives the beer a sour tangy sweetness and some …