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Learn ‘beer basics’ with a master beer trainer

For more information, contact press on 01727 337 863 or email press@camra.org.uk

Master beer trainer Christine Cryne will be leading a second ‘Introduction to Beer’ virtual session for budding enthusiasts on Saturday 23 May at 4pm. 

The session will be hosted at the Red (On)Lion, a virtual pub created by the Campaign for Real Ale to help beer lovers to converge over a pint of their favourite drink during lockdown.

Free and open to the first 50 people to sign up, participants will be asked to purchase a range of beer styles to join in the fun, including:

  • 1 lager (ideally a Pilsner)
  • 1 traditional bitter (amber of mid brown) 
  • 1 golden ale 
  • 1 porter or stout 

They will also be encouraged to bring their own tea and digestive biscuits, some coffee grains, orange or grapefruit juice, water and pepper to compare tastes.

Participants can choose whatever beer they wish of the above styles and are encouraged to support smaller brewers and are encouraged to use CAMRA’s new Brew2You app to find a local supplier near them.

Master Trainer Christine Cryne said: “By the end of the session, attendees will be able to state the four basic ingredients in beer, say how the different ingredients affect the flavour in beer and distinguish between four different beer styles. I look forward to seeing you there!”

To save your place, simply visit https://theredonlion.co.uk/ and click ‘Join’ – up to 50 participants can get involved, and it will be on a first come first serve basis. You will receive a code by email which you can use to enter the presentation on the date.  

There are new and exciting virtual events every week on at The Red (On)Lion. Check out our future events – or add and advertise online events of your own here: theredonlion.co.uk/events.


Notes to Editor: 

Date: Saturday 23 May

Time: 4pm 

Host: Christine Cryne 

Title: Introduction to Beer

Description: A virtual ‘Introduction to Beer’ for budding enthusiasts. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to state the four basic ingredients in beer, say how the different ingredients affect the flavour in a beer, and distinguish between four different beer styles.

Attendees are encouraged to source beers from local suppliers, but if they are unable to do so they can get the following brews via any major supermarket:

  • Lager: Staropramen, Budweiser Budvar, Pilsner Urquell, Camden Helles Lager, Meantime London Lager 
  • Traditional Bitter: Fuller’s London Pride, Marston’s Pedigree, Black Sheep Ale, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Greene King Abbot, Bath Gem 
  • Golden ale: St Austell Proper Job, Thornbridge Jaipur IPA, Beavertown Neck Oil, Oakham Citra 
  • Porter or Stout: Fuller’s London Porter or Black Cab; Guinness West Indies Porter, Black Sheep Milk Stout

Participants will also need: 

  • One rich tea biscuit 
  • One digestive biscuit 
  • A few grains of coffee, either instant or ground 
  • A small glass of orange juice or squash 
  • A small glass of grapefruit juice or squash (lemon can be used if grapefruit cannot be obtained) 
  • A few grains of pepper (ideally black) 
  • One glass of water

About CAMRA: 

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 192,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

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