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23rd March 2017

Looking for the Liver-Beerds

 The women and beer group, Dea Latis, is holding a beer and food tasting evening at The Old Blind School on Hardman Street , Liverpool, on Thursday 13th April from 7.30pm.

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 courses each matched with a different 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.”

With the tasting event on the eve of Liverpool’s Food and Drink festival and the Easter weekend the tasting menu will inevitably include some chocolate! Annabel adds: “People are sometimes amazed about how well chocolate goes with beer but we’ve been eschewing Champagne for a great stout or wheat beer for years!”

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 Liverpool is the first one to be held by Dea Latis in the city.

Dea Latis organiser, Lisa Harlow said: “We know that women in Liverpool are already big supporters of our national drink and frankly it’s about time we did something in the city to celebrate the fact!

“We have a great venue who are renowned for their food, we have support from local and regional brewers and local sponsorship from Birkenhead-based CPL Training. With prizes, up for grabs and a free online course about beer styles every guest will learn more about beer as well as having a fun evening.”

Louise Sui, commercial director at CPL Training, said: “As a Merseyside-based company, we are delighted to sponsor this event, which is the first of its kind in Liverpool. Dea Latis has created a strong movement for ‘bringing beer to women’, so this event is a fantastic opportunity to learn and hear from one of the most respect beer sommeliers in the industry.”

Local beers featured in the tasting include Neptune’s Abyss, Mad Hatter’s Liverpool Tart, and, from slightly further afield, Robinson’s Old Tom. Other beers in the line-up include  Lagunitas, Freedom Pilsner and Blue Moon.

The Dea Latis pair are keen to point out that it is not a women-only event but clearly want to see women represented in force. Tickets are £25 (plus £2.14 booking fee) per head and available online

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