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5th January 2023

Shrewsbury’s first alcohol free beer tasting will take place on 29th January, organised by no-alcohol bottleshop Dry By Choice

Held at stop. coffee shop within Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, the event will introduce guests to four different styles of beer and give them the chance to learn the secrets of pairing beer with food as they experiment with matching their drinks with a carefully curated tapas platter.

Led by award-winning beer writer, Laura Hadland, the event will showcase some of the best breweries in the country making beers under 0.5% ABV including Wiper & True and Mash Gang – recently named the best AF Brewery in the UK at the AF Beer Club Awards 2022. Guests will enjoy an alcohol free cocktail on arrival, and Laura has a few surprises up her sleeve as they take a journey of flavour together.

“I hope that this event will appeal to hardened beer drinkers as well as perhaps people who have never tried beer before, because they don’t drink” Laura said. “I will be there to explain everything, and we’ve got an incredible menu of food to pair with the beers thanks to the amazing chef at stop. coffee shop. I hope that guests wll be excited to try something new, and together with Dry By Choice I hope we can make alcohol free tastings a regular feature on the Shrewsbury calendar.”

The event will be held at 4.30pm on 29th January in the museum cafe. Tickets are £15 (available from and include an alcohol free cocktail on arrival plus a guided tasting of four beers with an ABV of 0.5% or lower alongside a tapas style tasting platter. The full line up of food and beer will be released soon, but organisers are promising some new releases and UK exclusives to spice up the occasion.

Press release from Laura Hadland.

For more information about dry. – Shrewsbury’s alcohol free bottleshop visit
More information about host Laura Hadland can be found at