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Dea Latis hosts pre-Easter beer and chocolate tasting

23 Mar

Dea Latis beer and chocolate selection

As part of its continuing quest to encourage more women to enjoy our national drink, industry group Dea Latis hosted its traditional pre-Easter beer and chocolate tasting earlier this week.

Twenty guests gathered in the Clarence pub on Whitehall to taste five beers, each paired with a chocolate chosen to enhance the flavours in each. Expert guidance to the beer and chocolate matches was provided by beer sommelier Jane Peyton.

Peyton said, “The Mayans described chocolate as the ‘Food of the Gods’ – I know a lot of people who agree with that! Beer and chocolate are perfect partners. Essentially, they both have a balance of bitterness and sweetness. So when they’re consumed together, the tastes and textures complement each other.  Add to that the carbonation in beer, which cuts through the fattiness of the chocolate and you have a truly magical match.”

The beers and chocolates tasted by guests at the Clarence were:

  • Elgood’s Coolship with Divine Dark Chocolate with Raspberries
  • Erdinger Weissbier with Green & Black’s White Chocolate
  • Bager Ales Poacher’s Choice with Paul A Young Valrhona Jivara Milk Chocolate
  • Hogs Back Brewery Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager with Montezuma’s Lordy Lord
  • Left Hand Brewing Nitro Milk Stout with Divine Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt

Dea Latis – named after the Celtic goddess of beer – was launched in 2010 as a forum where women working in breweries, pubs or related jobs could share insights and experience.

The group now holds a number of beer and food tastings through the year and regularly communicates with around 260 women including brewers, licensees, quality managers, trainers, writers, bloggers and a growing number of interested beer drinkers.

The next Dea Latis event will be a Brewsters Brunch at the Birmingham Beer Bash, taking place on Saturday 22 July from 10 – 11.00 am. 

 

Dea Latis Beer & Chocolate tasting

28 Feb

beer + choc image

Date:               Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Time:              6.30 – 8.30

Venue:            The Clarence, 53 Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP

Break any Lenten chocolate-fasting early and join us for a pre-Easter Beer & Chocolate tasting that will be both enjoyable and educational.

We’ll be tasting a selection of delicious chocolates, each matched with an equally delicious beer. Expect the unexpected as we reach beyond the classic ‘dark chocolate with porter’ combination (excellent though that is!).

Leading us through the beer and choc matches will be Beer Sommelier Jane Peyton.

So whether you’re a lover of beer, or chocolate, or both, please join us for this enjoyable and informative event. Tickets, including beers, chocolates, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £18.50 per person.

To buy tickets, visit our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beer-chocolate-tasting-with-dea-latis-tickets-21816104556?aff=eac2

If you’re a journalist, please click on ‘press tickets’.

Hope you will be able to join us for this tasting of two of our favourite things in life!

Beer and chocolate tasting: 25th March, London

4 Mar

Date:               Tuesday 25th March

Time:              2.00 – 4.00 pm

Venue:            The Clarence, 53 Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP

We’re delighted to be staging our fifth annual Dea Latis Beer & Chocolate tasting. This time, we’re holding it central London and we hope many of you will be able to join us to taste two of our favourite things in life!

Once again, we’ll be tasting a number of chocolates with beers specially chosen to complement them, with guidance from beer sommelier Annabel Smith and other experts.

So whether you’re a lover of beer, or chocolate, or both, please join us for this enjoyable and informative event. Tickets, including beers, chocolates, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £17 per person. Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets:

http://bit.ly/1fKLa8W

If you have recently signed up to become a Dea Latis corporate member, discounted entry is available, please email lisa@lisaharlow.co.uk to put your name on the list.

Beer and Choc

Beer and chocolate… what’s not to like?!

29 Feb

Details are now confirmed for the Dea Latis Beer & Chocolate tasting. This is now in its third year, making it an annual tradition for anyone wanting to break two Lenten abstinences in one afternoon!

We will, once again, be tasting a selection of beer and chocolate matches suggested by brewers, who will be on hand to explain their choices and answer questions.  So please join us:

Date:     Tuesday 27th March

 

Time:    2.00 – 4.00 pm

 

Venue: Draft House Tower Bridge, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP

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