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2nd February 2023

Award winning beer writer Laura Hadland is taking her popular beer tasting events back out to venues around Shropshire during February

Following on from a pre-Christmas Imperial Stout extravaganza, and Shrewsbury’s first alcohol-free beer tasting just last week – both of which were sold out – Laura has announced two more dates for your calendar.

Beer. And. Cheese

This time you can enjoy the food pairing of dreams – beer and cheese – with Laura at The Boot Micropub in Wellington. Held on Wednesday 22nd February, the event costs £30 per person and will feature a guided tasting of six beers. Each beer will be matched to a cheese, supplied by Boot neighbours, The Walnut restaurant.

Tickets can be booked at or direct from The Boot, Wellington and its sister pub, The Coracle in Ironbridge.

Drive Yourself To Drink

If you prefer an evening without alcohol, why not pop along to Laura’s next event in conjunction with Dry By Choice of Shrewsbury? Held at the stop. coffee shop in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, the event will also give guests the chance to find out more about a range of delicious beers in a variety of styles, all with 0.5% ABV or lower. Tickets are £15 and include an alcohol free welcome cocktail and a curated platter of paired foodie treats.

Tickets are available from or direct at the dry. shop on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury.


Editor’s Notes

Laura Hadland is a Shropshire-based food and drink writer & photographer. She is the author of 50 Years of CAMRA, named Best Beer Book in the World 2022 by the Gourmand Awards and won the award for the best low and no alcohol beer writer in the country at the 2022 British Guild of Beer Writer Awards. Her writing has featured in a range of publications including The Telegraph and Reader’s Digest, and she writes regular columns for Vineyard Magazine and CAMRA’s What’s Brewing.

As well as delivering tasting and food pairing events for public, private and corporate groups, she is also an international drinks judge. In recent years she has assessed some of the best drinks in the world for the likes of the World Beer Awards, The Drinks Business, Which? Magazine and the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards.

Links to Laura’s portfolio and social profiles are available at

Image: Laura presents paired nibbles at Shrewsbury’s first alcohol free beer tasting (photo credit: Kate Taylor)