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The Campaign for Real Ale is scheduling online events and tastings to bring
beer writers and industry experts to your screens.

 

While live events are mostly on hold, CAMRA has put together a series of online tastings that will allow you to enjoy an interactive session with our expert hosts and fellow beer/cider enthusiasts. All you need to do is buy your ticket and we will take care of the rest including sending the beers/ciders direct to your door.

Schedule

For your online tasting sessions we are offering you a choice of tastings across various dates. This should mean you can schedule your time more easily and will be able to join us for one of our upcoming events soon.

Online links

When you book a session we will send you details of  your login and links to enable you to access the online tasting. Full details will be sent to you in a confirmation e-mail.

Home delivery

We will pack and dispatch the beer/cider for each tasting directly to your home address. Your order will arrive safely and in time for your online session.

An Evening with The Ciderologist

9 September 2021

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of cider and perry this coming September!

Join us for an exclusive evening exploring the traditional and ancient craft of cider making. A tradition that has developed and innovated and is currently the world’s fastest growing drinks category! This event will give you an opportunity to explore and discover cider with one of the country’s leading experts.

CAMRA is delighted to collaborate with The Ciderologist and industry expert Gabe Cook to bring you:

  • The best examples of British real cider to sample in a box, with a member discount
  • A tasting evening of vibrant discussion and debate with some of the UK’s best cider & perry producers
  • A one-time opportunity to purchase the Modern British Cider book and tasting bundle at a discounted price

Please remember to log into the CAMRA Shop with your membership number and passcode to get your discounts!

About Gabe…

Having worked across the spectrum of the cider industry, from farmhouse makers to the world’s largest cider producer, from the UK to New Zealand, the USA and beyond, Gabe Cook is the de facto “go to” independent voice on all matters cider. As well as the author of cider books, Gabe is a cider broadcaster, educator, sought-after industry consultant and the judging architect of the world’s most pre-eminent cider competitions.

Join us on 9 September at 7.30 PM for a tasting evening, with plenty of discussion and entertainment from Gabe Cook and guest cider producers.  Quiz the hosts, discover your new favourite drink and learn about the passion which goes into making it. This event will bring you the very best that cider producers across the UK can deliver and alongside the distinctive ciders you will have access to a personal tasting event online giving you the opportunity to discuss and find out more about the producers and styles on offer. 

  • Your cider box will be delivered from the 26th August and our delivery company will contact you directly via email with the details.
  • On the 7th of September you will receive an email with the zoom log in details for the tasting on the 9th September so keep an eye on your emails (make sure to check your junk folder too).
  • The tastings will be recorded and made available after the session so you can watch again at your leisure.

Modern British Beer Box & Tasting

12 & 19 August 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Last orders for this event will be taken on 30 June 2021

  • To celebrate the publication of Modern British Beer by award winning writer and photographer Matthew Curtis we have put together a beer box of five and a tasting glass.
  • All purchases of the Modern British Beer box will also come with an invitation to an online tasting event hosted by Matt to celebrate the publication of the book.
  • This event will take place via Zoom over two dates – 12th/19th August from 7-9pm.
  • All purchasers will be informed of login details closer to the publication date.

Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis – Author of Modern British Beer

Matthew is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer who’s passion and enthusiasm for beer culture has since overflowed into all realms of food and drink. His work has appeared in publications including Ferment, Hop & Barley, BEER and Good Beer Hunting, where he formerly served as UK Editor.

  • Your beer box will be delivered the week commencing the 2nd of August and our delivery company will contact you directly via text with the details.
  • On the 10th of August you will receive an email with the zoom log in details for the tasting on the 12th and also the tasting on the 19th so you can choose to join the one that suits your schedule best.
  • Tastings will be recorded and made available after the sessions so you can watch again at your leisure.

Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Beer Box & Tasting

4th July 2021 – 4pm

We are pleased to bring you the next edition of the Good Beer Box which features the winners of CAMRA’s Champion Bottled Beer of Britain competition 2020. 

The box includes all 6 of the finalists, with three of the beers collecting awards for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

***SOLD OUT***

All beers are bottle conditioned

Included in the price: 6 Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Competition finalists including the first, second and third placed beers, delivery to your door AND access to a unique live online tasting event with the brewers of the beers, hosted by Christine Cryne! 

You’ll hear what makes these beers special straight from the horse’s mouth, so join the session and quiz the experts!  Above all, feel part of a warm and friendly community of like-minded people, coming together to appreciate beer.

Log-in details for the zoom call will be emailed out to all particpants on Wednesday the 30th of June

Cheryl Cade, who chaired the final panel said, “Overall the judges were very impressed with the quality of the beers in this year’s competition. They were all of an exceptional standard and showed the brewers’ skill at their best. It was a very close competition and all the finalists should be celebrated. These are all beers that we will be seeking out in the future and would recommend to anyone”.

Highlights of Sheffield Beer Box & Tasting 

This event is now sold out.

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Sunday 18th April

  6pm – 7.30pm.

 

Please click on the link below to download your Beer & Tasting Order sheet

 Sheffield Beer Tasting – 18 April 2021 (word version)

Sheffield Beer Tasting – 18 April 2021 (pdf version)

Beers

  • Neepsend Brewery: Acadia, 3.9% New England Session Pale: 440 ml can
  • Kelham Island Brewery: Pale Rider, 5.2%: Premium Golden Ale: 500 ml bottle
  • Triple Point Brewery: Dyad #4, 5.2% DDH New England IPA: 440 ml can
  • Intrepid Brewery: Stanage, 4.5% Oatmeal Stout: 500 ml bottle
  • Bradfield Brewery: Belgian Blue, 4.9%: Speciality Ale – Flavoured: 500 ml bottle
  • Abbeydale Brewery: Black Mass, 6.66% Strong Stout: 440 ml can

Chocolate & Beer make for a very happy Easter! 

Whether it’s a treat for you or someone you care about, join us at this very special beer and chocolate pairing session on the 4th of April 2021

Christine Cryne will be hosting this one off session to prove without doubt how well beer pairs with chocolate. Whatever your favourite beer style or chocolate type she has something for you.

Christine Cryne – Your Host

Christine loves educating people about beer, whether through tutored beer tastings or training, which covers both enthusiasts and the trade.

She is a Master Trainer and an accredited European Beer Consumers Union beer judge, judging at a variety of competitions such as  for Wetherspoons, SIBA, World Beer Cup and International Beer Challenge as well as chairing judging panels at CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain Awards and the International Beer Challenge.

The tasting will feature 5 beers which have been perfectly matched with 5 different flavours of chocolate specially curated by our expert Christine. This is a perfect tasting session as a treat for yourself or shared with that special someone. The session will include background into brewing and beer, how the beers are produced and why they fit so well with the chocolate flavours available today.

Date & Time, featured Beers and Chocolate:

Sunday 4th April

4pm

NOW SOLD OUT

Beers

  • Salopian Brewery’s, Darwin’s Origin, 4.3%, 500ml bottle
  • Fullers, 1845,  6.3%, 500ml bottle
  • Siren Craft Brew’s, Broken Dream, 6.5%, 330ml can
  • Burning Sky Breweries, Arise, 4.4%, 440ml can
  • Chiltern Brewery’s, Bodgers Barley Wine, 8.5%, 330ml bottle

Oddfellowes Chocolate

  • Milk Chocolate & Cinnamon
  • Milk Chocolate with Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Milk Chocolate & Cappuccino
  • White Chocolate & Lemongrass
  • Dark Chocolate & Orange

January Tastings:

FROM SHORE TO DOOR! 

Discover exclusive American brews this January

With travel to the USA severely restricted by the pandemic, the USA is coming to us!  Join Lotte Peplow, the Brewers Association’s American Craft Beer Ambassador for Europe, for a series of three guided tastings of outstanding American craft beers from all corners of the country.

Each tasting will last approximately 90 minutes, include background, history and trends about American craft brewing and feature six different beers. Discover America’s craft beer scene from the comfort of your home in January!

Each tasting will feature six different beers, many of which are unavailable to buy in the UK and will last approximately 90 minutes. The session will include the background, history and trends from American craft brewing to give an insight into the American craft beer movement.

Tasting Dates and featured Beers:

Thursday 7th January
**Postponed to 28th January**

7pm

  • Jack’s Abbey Brewing, Framingham MA: Springdale Pearly White Ale 4.5%, 473ml can
  • Denver Beer Co., Denver, CO:  Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch 4.8%, 355ml can
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, MI: Jovian 6.5%, 473ml can (fruited wild saison)
  • Fremont Brewing Co., Seattle, WA:  Lush IPA 7%, 355ml can
  • Maui Brewing Co., Kihei, HI:  Coconut Hiwa Porter 6%, 355ml can
  • The Virginia Beer Co., Williamsburg, VA:  Evil Santa Spiced Milk Stout 7%, 473ml can

Thursday 21st January

7pm

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, MI:  Calabaza Blanca 4.2%, 473ml can (farmhouse witbier)
  • Maui Brewing Co., Kihei, HI: Pineapple Mana Wheat 5.5%, 355ml can
  • Denver Beer Co., Denver, CO:    Graham Cracker Porter, 5.6% 355ml can
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR: Fresh Haze, 6.5%, 355ml can
  • Belching Beaver Brewing Co., San Diego, CA:  Viva La Beaver 7.5%, 355ml can
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co., Akron, OH: Frogiclaus 14.1%, 250ml can (Barrel-Aged creamy Swiss-style holiday lager)

Thursday 4th February

7pm

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, MI:  Bam Biere 4.5%, 473ml can (farmhouse ale)
  • Belching Beaver Brewing Co., San Diego, CA:  Peanut Butter Milk Stout 5.3%, 355ml can
  • Fremont Brewing Co., Seattle, WA:  Sky Kraken Pale Ale 5.5%, 355ml can
  • Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA:  Big Mocha Stout 6.8%, 473ml can
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR:   Fresh Squeezed IPA 6.4%, 355ml can
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co., Akron, OH:  Q.O.R.I.S The Quasher Quadruple Oatmeal Imperial Stout 15.7% 250ml can

Roger Protz and the Family Brewers of Britain enjoy an evening of good conversation and excellent beer

27 November – SOLD OUT
4 December – SOLD OUT
11 December – SOLD OUT

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