CAMRA's New Beer Styles – The What and the Why

A chance to learn about the changes to CAMRA's beer styles

Saturday, 10th October 2020 at 4:00pm

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CAMRA is only too aware that beer styles in the UK aren't static. You only have to look at the growth of American Pale Ales, Golden Ales and foreign beer styles such as Sours to be aware of what a great time it is to be a beer drinker. To reflect these changes, but also to continue to campaign for endangered traditional beers, CAMRA has reviewed the styles and categories they will be using for judging the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain from next year.

This online session will help you to understand the new styles so that you can decide which style category a beer should  be put in.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain why we have beer styles
  • Distinguish between different beers and allocate them to the new beer style categories

 In line with CAMRA’s New Styles

We will cover:

  • Why we have beer styles
  • The new beer styles and the reason for the changes
  • Taste 5 beers and allocate them to the new styles

You will need to purchase 5 beers

Session will last about  2 hours

Participants are asked to purchase the following beers that are generally available from supermarkets. In certain cases (beers 1 & 5), the participant can choose from a selection; in others (beers 2,3,4), they are asked to have a specific beer, which has been chosen to prompt discussion.

  •  Beer 1:         Camden Helles, Staropramen, Budweiser Budvar, Pilsner Urquel
  • Beer 2:         Timothy Taylor's Landlord
  • Beer 3:         St Austell Proper Job
  • Beer 4:         Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby (NOT the Gold or IPA)
  • Beer 5:         Fuller’s London Porter or Black Cab; Guinness West Indies Porter, Guinness Nigerian Stout, Black Sheep Milk Stout or a stout or porter from your local    brewery

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Starts: Saturday, October 10th 2020 at 4:00pm
Ends: 6:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: October 11th 2020


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