We will be hosting a beer sommelier led tutored tasting as the last session of each day during BeerX Online 2021.
These sessions are designed not only to give participants a better understanding of the characteristics of these specific beer styles, but demonstrate how to lead customer tastings through your own taprooms, pubs or events. To get involved in the tastings either have some beers ready from our suggested list, or order one of our exclusive tasting boxes which have been developed in association with Saxon Packaging and contain all of the beers you'll need to taste along with the sessions on Wednesday (17th) and Thursday (18th). Thanks to the generous support of our BeerX Online sponsors, who are funding the cost of the beers, we are able to supply a limited number of the beer boxes for £10 per box, which covers the postage and packing. Boxes are being limited to 100 people and each contain six beers.
We are also delighted to be working with Muntons who, as well as being an Official Event Partner for BeerX Online 2021, are running a tutored tasting of low and no alcohol beers free of charge on the Tuesday (16th March). This session has its own tasting box available, which is being offered free of charge and is limited to 100 people.
in association with Muntons
A selection of full-flavoured and innovative no and low alcohol beers, including lagers, pale ales, IPAs and stouts. All the flavour, without the alcohol.
in association with Saxon Packaging
A selection of varied and delicious beers: Best Bitter, Porter and English Barley Wine for the Wednesday session; Lager, Saison and NEIPA for Thursday's session. (6 beers total).
£10 (incl. mainland UK P&P)
‘No and Low’ Tasting
Led by Muntons
This session will feature four beers from the no and low category – a lager, IPA, stout and sour. The beers in the boxes are not commercially available but are beer styles brewed using Muntons versatile new alcohol-free malt extract. If you didn’t manage to order a box before they ran out you can still buy your choice of no and low beers and join the session to hear more about the general characteristics of each style.
British Styles Tasting
Led by Natalya Watson
Salopian Brewery – Darwin’s Origin 4.3% (Best Bitter)
First brewed in 2009 to celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth in Salopian’s home town of Shrewsbury. A copper coloured Bitter given an international twist with an eclectic mix of new and old world hops that give the beer its distinctive lemony aroma and dry finish.
Alternatives: Redemption Hopspur, Abbeydale Daily Bread, Fyne Ales Maverick, Black Tor Raven
Star Wing Brewery - Stain Glass Blue 5.4% (Porter)
A dark and distinct porter which is as complex as it is delicious. Balanced and authentic, yet unique and boundary pushing. Anyone who loves dark beer should try one of the best dark beers in the UK. Anyone who doesn’t love dark beer – maybe this will change your mind.
Alternatives: Anspach & Hobday Porter, Bridgehouse Porter, Kirkstall Black Band, Windswept Wolf
Chiltern Brewery – Bodger’s Barley Wine 8.5% (English Barley Wine)
A golden chestnut ale with citrus fruits, juicy malt and spicy hops. A unique style of beer with ‘hop wine’ overtones. Brewed with 100% pale Maris Otter malt and large quantities of Fuggles & Goldings for aroma. Brewed in the style of a very strong India Pale Ale.
Alternatives: Ridgeway Imperial BW, Cullercoats Royal Sovereign BW, Five Points Old Greg’s BW, Lacons Audit Ale
International Styles Tasting
Led by Paul Davies
Weetwood Brewery - Kühl Lager 4.2% (Pale Lager, Germany)
Authentically brewed using high quality barley, Saaz and Perle hops, soft Cheshire water and a genuine lager yeast. Kühl is chilled for at least a month in tank before release to maximise flavour.
Alternatives: Otter Tarka, Utopian British Lager, Thornbridge Lukas, Cloudwater Helles
Burning Sky Brewery – Rustic Table Beer 3.0% (Saison, Belgium)
A light and crushable rustic table beer. Fermented with their unique house culture for that classic Burning Sky farmhouse character before being dry hopped with Kazbek for full refreshment.
Alternatives: Lost & Grounded Saison D’Avon, Harbour Coolship Saison, Wild Beer Epic Saison, Signature Brew Festival Saison
Vocation Brewery - Love & Hate 7.2% (NEIPA, USA)
An authentic Vermont yeast strain and a big dose of oats work together with a triple dry-hopping process to create beautiful aromas and a silky mouthful. Juicily crushable, unapologetically murky.
Alternatives: DEYA Invoice me for the Microphone, North Brewing Transmission, Love Lane NEIPA, Wild Card NEIPA