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Sixth annual Beer & Breakfast tasting a success for Dea Latis

3 Dec

 

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Beer and women forum Dea Latis ran its popular annual ‘Beers with Breakfast’ tasting, this year held at Kings Stores, a Greene King pub near Spitalfields Market in London.

Guests, including brewers, journalists, marketeers and enjoyed a five course breakfast, with each dish matched to a different beer. The beer and breakfast matches were:

  • Granola with yoghurt and fruit

Fourpure Oatmeal Stout

  • Avocado and bacon on sourdough

With Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

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  • Chorizo bubble & squeak

With Lagunitas IPA

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  • Vegetarian sausage

With Hogs Back Brewery A over T

  • French toast with fruit

With Liefmans Kriek Brut

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Mark Sljukic from Lagunitas

Ros Shiel from Dea Latis said, “Beer & Breakfast is always our most popular event of the year. It’s a great way of bringing together the latest tastes in two fast-changing sectors: who’d have thought that avocado would become a staple ingredient of so many breakfast menus, or that we would have around 1,700 brewers in the UK?

“Our tastings are about trying new beers, exploring beer and food pairing possibilities and enjoying the company of other beer-loving women.  We’re grateful to all the brewers who donated beers and their time to talk to our guests.”

The event was the sixth pre-Christmas Beers with Breakfast tasting from Dea Latis, who have also paired beers with cheese, chocolate and tapas.  For more information about Dea Latis go to: http://dealatis.org.uk or follow them on Twitter @DeaLatis or like them on Facebook at /DeaLatis.

 

BEER TASTING  NOTES

FOURPURE OATMEAL STOUT

The original stouts were brewed in London and we wanted to make a beer style with so much heritage in our home city. Fourpure’s Oatmeal Stout is full-bodied and creamy with a rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavour.

BELHAVEN TWISTED THISTLE IPA

A modern, balanced, hop-forward IPA that’s late hopped with Cascade and Hersbrucker to give a nose-full of citrus grapefruit hops. This aroma develops into a mouth-watering juiciness and finishes with a refreshingly bitter bite, while 100% Scottish barley malt in the mash gives a big, satisfying, full-bodied beer.

  • Appearance: Copper and sparkling
  • Aroma: Grapefruit zest and gooseberry
  • Flavour: Bold, bitter and juicy

LAGUNITAS IPA

This homicidally hopped version of the classic style, this is Lagunitas’ flagship beer. It has a huge hop character, but enough malty itchiness to keep things insane, flavorous, and drinkable. Kind of like a pale ale on steroids.

 

 

 

HOGS BACK BREWERY A OVER T

Brewed in small batches and matured in the brewery cellar, like a fine wine. Made from high quality English malted barley, Kent Goldings hops are added for bitterness and aroma and Bramling Cross to further enhance the character, resulting in deep, rich and complex flavours of sultanas, orange peel and plums. Enjoy as you would a fortified wine, in a wine glass or a brandy balloon, to concentrate its wonderful aroma.

LIEFMANS KRIEK BRUT

Belgian Cherry beer, Brewed only once a year in July. After brewing, freshly harvested and carefully selected morello cherries are blended in and the young beer is cellared at the brewery. After a slow maturation of 18 months to 3 years, different vintages are carefully tasted and blended to create Kriek Brut.  Brewed by the first Belgian female head brewer, ripened for at least a year and a half and brewed by the master blenders of Liefmans

Liefmans Kriek Brut has a warm, deep red colour, and delicious red fruit aromas come to the fore when pouring the beer. A tiny bit of marzipan blends with the aroma of warm cherries. Implicit in its flavour you will also immediately taste a palatable acidity that gives way to a sweet aftertaste.
The deep sour cherry notes make this Ideal with game such as Duck and venison. Duck or chicken liver pates are great with this beer and turkey takes the flavours very well. Bitter chocolate puddings are the other huge food pairing that this beer lends itself very well to.

It’s back…..beer and breakfast

10 Nov

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Amaze friends with your beer knowledge this Christmas!

Our annual beer and breakfast get together is taking place on Friday 2nd December from 9.30 to 12 noon at the Kings Stores (courtesy of our friends at Greene King).

Situated at 14 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP the Kings Stores is close to Spitalfields Market so you can squeeze in a cheeky bit of Christmas shopping afterwards or get back to your day job, invigorated, inspired and educated!

If you want to know what goes with a veggie sausage sandwich, avocado & bacon on sourdough and even granola and yoghurt then come along and find out! Each of the five courses is served with matching beers with commentary by the brewer or a beer expert.

Tickets for the five-course breakfast served with matching beers, tea, coffee and of course networking with other beer-loving women are just £25.

There are complimentary places available for press guests, please tick the ‘press ticket’ box.

We look forward to seeing you for a chat, a slurp and a taste.

To book your place, visit our Eventbrite page.

Dea Latis Beer & Breakfast tasting returns

8 Dec

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Beer and women forum Dea Latis ran its popular ‘Beers with Breakfast’ tasting for the fifth year, this time at the new Drake & Morgan venue at Kings Cross.

Around 30 guests, including brewsters, marketeers, trainers and journalists enjoyed a five course breakfast, with each dish matched to a different beer. Expert tuition was provided by Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith as well as Jenn Merrick, head brewer at Beavertown Brewery and newly-crowned Brewer of the Year 2015;  Genevieve Upton, Brewster at Marston’s and Emma Harris of Freedom Brewery.

The beer and breakfast matches were:

  • Yoghurt Granola with poached seasonal fruit and brioche

With Lemon Phantom, Beavertown Brewery

  • Avocado on rye bread with hummus, lemon + chilli

With Schiehallion Craft Lager, Harvioustoun Brewery

  • Eggs Florentine

With Liberty Pilsner, Freedom Brewery

  • Smoked salmon with cream cheese on sourdough

With Gentleman’s Wit Witbier, Camden Brewery

  • Buttermilk pancakes with bacon + maple syrup

With Shipyard American IPA, Marston’s

The event was the fifth pre-Christmas Beers with Breakfast tasting from Dea Latis, who have also paired beers with cheese, chocolate and tapas. In November this year the group also ran a tasting event for female MPs in the Houses of Parliament.

For more information about Dea Latis go to: http://dealatis.org.uk or follow them on Twitter @DeaLatis or like them on Facebook at /DeaLatis.

Caption to attached image: guests at the Dea Latis Beer & Breakfast tasting with Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith (standing)

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Dea Latis Beer & Breakfast: Friday 4th December

30 Oct

 

Marmalade glazed sausages

The ever-popular Dea Latis Beer and Breakfast tasting returns, taking place once again on the morning after the Guild of Beer Writers annual dinner and awards.

Join us on Friday 4th December from 9.30 – 11.30 at Drake & Morgan, Kings Cross – the recently-opened ninth site for the award-winning bar and restaurant group. We’ll be serving a selection of their delicious breakfast dishes, each matched with a different beer by a brewer or other beer expert.

Tickets for the five-course breakfast served with matching beers, tea, coffee and of course networking with other beer-loving women cost £25.  Complimentary places available for press guests, please tick the ‘free ticket’ box.   All tickets available on Eventbrite  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beer-and-breakfast-is-back-tickets-19177166421?aff=es2

 

Beer and breakfast returns (again!)

12 Nov

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Dea Latis: Beers with Breakfast returns!

Friday, 5th December

10.00 – midday

Jackson & Rye, 56 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 4JF

Join us for the hugely popular Dea Latis Beers with Breakfast tasting, now in its third year. Taking place on 5th December (the morning after the Guild dinner and awards), we’re hosting the event at American bar-diner Jackson & Rye in the heart of Soho, so expect pancakes, beef hash and grits. And expect some great beers to try with them (not just from America).

Tickets for breakfast, beers, tea or coffee and expert guidance from beer sommelier Annabel Smith cost £25. To book, visit our Eventbrite page http://tinyurl.com/nhzyow7

If you are a Dea Latis corporate partner, tickets are discounted, please email lisa@lisaharlow for detail

Beers with Breakfast comes to Norwich

27 Apr

Dea Latis and Adnams host tasting within Norwich City of Ale

 Date:   Friday 23rd May

Time:   10.00 – 12.00 am

Venue: Plasterers’ Arms, 43 Cowgate, Norwich, NR3 1SZ

Forget the tea or coffee and try beer with your bacon butty or sausage sarnie!  Ale is an amazing match to any number of breakfast foods, as you will discover at our Beers with Breakfast tasting in Norwich next month.

Dea Latis – the group that encourages more women to try beer –  has hosted two Beers with Breakfast tastings in London, and now the popular event is moving out to Norwich as part of the wonderful City of Ale celebrations, running from 23 May –  2 June.

The tasting is being held at the Plasterer’s Arms, known for its great food and interesting range of cask ales from Adnams and a number of local brewers. During City of Ale, the Plasterer’s is selling only cask ales brewed by women – making it the ideal venue for our tasting.

Tickets cost £20, including a five-course breakfast with tea, coffee and juice and guided tasting by Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith, with contributions from other local brewers.  Plus of course the opportunity to meet and network with other women in the beer and pubs industry. To book your place, visit our Eventbrite page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-of-ale-beers-with-breakfast-tasting-tickets-11344073429 (Dea Latis corporate partners are entitled to discounted entry to our events, please contact lisa@lisaharlow.co.uk if you’re planning to attend).

We look forward to seeing you in Norwich.

Seven beers for seven breakfasts

9 Dec

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Dea Latis, the women and beer group held its second Beers with Breakfast event last week in a seven-beer hair-of-the-dog morning session at the Somers Town Coffee House in London.

The female gathering of journalists, bloggers, brewers and marketeers assembled to test their taste buds alongside the delicious breakfast menu at the Yummy Pub Co owned pub in Chalton Street near Euston.

Beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, was guest speaker for the group and offered her impassioned plea to women to consider the UK’s national drink as regular a drink of choice.

There was no need to persuade the hungry group of tasters of the merits of beer as Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith began her tutored tasting and everyone got stuck in.

Over the next 90 minutes they quaffed, nibbled, deliberated, Tweeted, snapped and scribbled through seven beers – kindly donated by each of the brewers – and the accompanying breakfast courses in true multi-tasking style.

The menu began with a poached egg and smoked salmon with Hollandaise drizzle on a toasted muffin served with St Austell Brewery’s 4.8% abv Clouded Yellow beer and ended with a Wells and Young’s 5.2% abv Double Chocolate Stout served with pancakes with chocolate sauce and blueberries. (See the full menu below.)

At the end of the tasting the unanimous winner was the eggs and smoked salmon with Hollandaise dish which beautifully complemented the citrusy notes of St Austell Brewery’s Clouded Yellow beer.

Lisa Harlow, who helped to organise the event with Ros Shiel and Annabel Smith, said: “At the end of a fantastic year for beer – and a year where there are more women brewing and drinking beer than ever before* – this was a wonderful cross-industry celebration of our versatile, varied and flavoursome UK brews. It was great that we could highlight that different styles of beers will go with just about anything – even breakfast!”

 

* Women trying real ale for the first time has grown from 14% to 34% in the last three years. CAMRA, August 2013

 

The seven beers with seven breakfasts menu

With thanks to all the brewers who donated and delivered the beers and to Anthony and the crew at Somers Town Coffee House, the full beer and food menu was as follows:

  • Poached Egg and Smoked Salmon with Hollandaise Drizzle served with St Austell Brewery’s Clouded Yellow 4.8% (from St Austell Brewery in Cornwall)
  • Crispy Smoked Bacon with a herby grilled tomato served with Freedom Pilsner Lager 5% (from Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire)
  • Bombardier Rarebit Crumpet served with Wells and Young’s Bombardier 4.1% (from Bedford)
  • Black Pudding and Apple Crisp served with Timothy Taylors Landlord 4.1% (from Keighley in West Yorkshire)
  • Chilli Avocado on French Toast served with Thwaites Wainwright 4.1% (from Blackburn in Lancashire)
  • Banana and Strawberry Smoothie served with Wells and Young’s Banana Bread Beer 5.2% (from Bedford)
  • Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and Blueberries served with Wells and Young’s Chocolate Stout 5.2% (from Bedford)

For a complete album of photos from the event, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/DeaLatis – and please tag the photos and share the post to your followers.

Beer and Breakfast Returns!

13 Nov

Yes, our Beers with Breakfast tasting last year was so good that we are running it again on Friday, 6 December, from 10.00 – 12.00

So, if you fancy a bitter with your bacon or a mild with your mushrooms, this is the event for you. This year, we’re at the lovely Somers Town Coffee House near Euston Station and our guide to the beer and food pairings will be beer sommelier Annnabel Smith.

Please book your place now by visiting our Eventbrite  page. Tickets at £25 include the guided beer + breakfast tasting, followed by a buffet breakfast – vegetarian options included – and coffee/tea/juice. Plus of course the opportunity to meet and network with other women in the beer and pubs industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Video

Beers at Breakfast Video

24 Jan

The last Dea Latis event saw 20 women indulging in the perfect beer and breakfast matches. See how we got on!

Huge thanks to Beth Porter for editing and John Porter for filming this.

Beers at Breakfast pictures

10 Dec

Dea Latis’ first ever pre-midday event saw 20 women matching beers with breakfast items. Watch this space for a full update on the morning, but to whet your whistle in advance, here are some pictures from the event on Friday 7 December 2012.

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