We’ve teamed up with accredited beer sommelier James Kellow to bring you a brilliant online beer tasting.
Ask any Manc what the first thing they want to do when lockdown is over, and nine times out of ten they’ll scream “PUUUUB!” in your face, like some kind of crazed monkey. There’s truly nothing quite like taking a sip of your third pint at the pub, surrounded by people you love (or at least tolerate)—but we think this online beer experience comes pretty close.
You may not be able to leave your house to head to your local, but what if the pub came to you? Like, to your sofa? It doesn’t get any more local than that. We’ve teamed up with craft beer sommelier and founder of London Craft Beer Cruise, James Kellow, who will be choosing excellent beers from Britain’s best breweries and delivering them to your door.
But this is more than just a beer delivery service. With this online craft beer experience, you’ll also get an hour-long tasting session with James and fellow craft beer enthusiasts. The first session takes place on May 22 and has been organised in partnership with Berkshire-based brewery Siren Craft Brew. They will be providing four of their very own craft beers, chosen by beer expert James Kellow: Soundwave IPA, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout, Calypso Dry Hopped Sour and Refractions Session IPA.
Each week will champion a new independent brewery, which means there’ll be a new set of beers each time. So, transform your living room into the pub and we’ll provide the booze (and the winning conversation!) until you can be reunited with your favourite watering hole.
There are three ticket types to choose from, depending on the size of your party (2, 4 or 8*). The next event takes place on Friday May 22, from 7-8pm. Book your place now to allow time for that all-important delivery to arrive.
*Yes, I know. Who on earth is in quarantine with seven other people? Read between the lines: this option includes MORE BEER. Do I need to explain myself?