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7th June 2017

Cheers from Burton with beer-loving women

Tickets are still available for a beer and food tasting evening organised by women and beer group Dea Latis, taking place next Thursday, 15 June from 6.30 pm at the  Marston’s Brewery Visitor’s Centre in Burton-on-Trent.

The evening is being held on that date to mark the national celebrations for Beer Day Britain and guests will join in with the annual ‘Cheers for Beer’ at 7pm.

Led by the award-winning Beer Sommelier and beer training expert, Annabel Smith, guests will enjoy fascinating insight into women’s involvement in beer and brewing as well as sampling six different types of hand-held food each matched with a different local beer. Annabel will explain how to taste beer and how different styles of beer go well with certain types of food.

She said: “Frequently the reason that many women reject beer as a drink of choice is because they have not found the right style of beer to suit their palate. Tasting a range of beers with food is the perfect opportunity to explore the wide range of flavours in beer, and help them make an informed choice when buying beer in the future.”

Established in 2010 as a forum for women who want to understand and learn more about beer, Dea Latis was named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water. The group is united in the belief that beer to far too good to only be enjoyed by men. Since then they have established a network of supporters around the UK and hold regular beer tasting and educational events. The evening in Burton is the first one to be held by Dea Latis in the town.

Dea Latis organiser, Lisa Harlow said: “Burton Upon Trent is famous the world over for brewing beer so it’s time we united Burton’s beer-loving women, as well as those who would like to know more, in the belief that beer is far too good to only be drunk by men.”

Jo Wyke, Marketing Manager for Marston’s said: “We are excited to be hosting this double celebration; inviting women to learn about beers brewed in Burton as well as joining in with Beer Day Britain’s celebration of our national drink with a countrywide ‘Cheers for beer’ at 7pm.

“At Marston’s, five of our brewers and over 75% of the brands marketing team are women so we are really behind this event.”

Alongside beers brewed by Marston’s the evening will also feature beers brewed by Burton Bridge Brewery, Freedom Brewery and a couple of surprise guests.

The Dea Latis team are keen to point out that it is not a women-only event but clearly want to see women represented in force. Tickets are £20 (including a booking fee) per head and available online at


For more information contact Lisa Harlow for Dea Latis on 07917 757860 or email