Leading experts share their knowledgeTALKS & TASTINGS

Talks for Saturday and Sunday

FROM THE TRUE CONNOISSEURS

Each talk lasts for 45 minutes and are free to attend, we do advise that you pre-book online via our website as the talks are limited to 50 people to ensure we can give a quality talk and tasting.
SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2022

GABE COOK - THE CIDEROLOGIST

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12.30pm to 1.15pmCRAFT CIDER

Gabe is The Ciderologist. Through world class and award-winning writing, teaching, tasting, training and judging, Gabe is changing the way the world thinks and drinks cider. A independent global cider expert with 15 years experience of working with the fermented apple, from small farmhouse ciders makers, all the way up to the world’s largest. Great to have access to such a great range of ciders so close to home. Come and share the passion for cider in this tasting.

MELISSA COLE

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1.45pm to 2.30pmCRAFT BEER TASTING & TALK

Melissa Cole’s passion in life is getting people to learn as little, or as much, as they want about what she considers the finest social lubricant known to humankind – beer. Respected the world over for her fine palate, she is invited to judge at competitions in New Zealand, the US and Brazil, as well as closer to home in the UK and across Europe. The brewers are always keen to share their knowledge and the selection is always changing. Awesome craft beers!

ROGER PROTZ

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3.00pm to 3.45pmCRAFT BEER

Roger is one of the world’s leading beer writers, historians, lecturers and tasters. He is the author of more than 20 books on the subject, including 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. Other books include The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer, the World Guide to Beer and 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die. He has edited more than 20 editions of the annual CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Great to have access to one of the leading beer experts so close to home. Come and share Rogers passion for beer.

JOHN DOE

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4.15pm to 5.00pmHOME BREWING

Thinking about home brewing? here is your chance to learn from the experts.

JOHN DOE

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5.30pm to 6.15pmRUM TASTING

Rum is gaining in popularity, join us to learn about this unique spirit.

JOHN DOE

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6.45pm to 7.30pmWINE TALKS

You love wine? Then this is the talk for you.

TASTINGS & TALKS

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2022

JOHN DOE

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12.30pm to 1.15pmHOPS TO THE GLASS

Have your taste buds teased and noses challenged as we discover what really goes into making award winning beer.

MICHAEL JOHNSON

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1.45pm to 2.30pmCRAFT BEER TALK

The guys are always keen to share their knowledge and the selection is always changing. Awesome craft beers!

Leigh Norwood

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3.00pm to 3.45pm"Craft Beer - Past, Present and Future"

What is Craft Beer, where did it come from and where is it going?

Leigh has been a key champion of the ever-evolving beer scene in Cheltenham for the past fifteen years, instigating the annual ‘Cheltenham Craft Beer and Cider Festival’ as a fundraiser for the local branch of the Samaritans in 2006, opening Cheltenham’s multi-award winning, specialist bottle shop and bar ‘Favourite Beers’ in 2010 and creating the annual Cheltenham Beer Week in 2016. He is a regular judge at beer competitions and has written many articles about beer.

Although still involved with Favourite Beers, in 2021 he handed over the reins to his daughter Rosie so that he could concentrate on writing.

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LONDON PRIDE

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AVGUSTINER DUNKEL

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE TALKS NOW!

(TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 2021, SIGN UP FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION)

Get to know the different varieties of beers and taste your way to perfection. Internationally-acclaimed beers from around the world with tips from some of the leading experts in the UK.

Limited availability of 50 seats for the talks to ensure quality of the talks and tastings.