Posts tagged ‘Tasting’

Next meeting: 4th April 2011

Yes, we’re still here… upstairs in The Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road London N1 7TA. 6pm onwards.

This month’s talk is an experiment: Is there a noticeable difference in priming sugar types? Ben Fields has had an interesting idea to put people’s palettes to the test… should be fun. There will also be the usual Brewing Q&A and tasting of members’ beers.

All new members welcome from beginners to advanced brewers, just turn up on the night.

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Kernel Black IPA launch

Tomorrow (that’s Sunday 9th January) LAB’s first official professional member launches his Black IPA at The Rake bar in London Bridge, 12-6pm.

Evin of the Kernel Brewery is a long-standing member and supporter of LAB, even though he doesn’t come under the ‘amateur’ category anymore we let him in as he’s jolly nice chap. And he makes fantastic beer.

There’ll be a few LAB members at the launch, come along, drink amazing IPA and say hi.

Nord pas-de-Calais, brewing region of France

Here are the beers from the tasting at the October meeting – a selection of microbrews from northern France that although with definite influences from across the Belgian border, have a unique character of their own. Who said the French don’t make good beer?

From left to right:

Brasserie Au Baron – Saison Saint Médard
Amber Bière de Garde, 7% ABV

Brasserie d’Annoeullin – Lepers 8
Biere Blonde

Brasserie du Caou – Kaou’ët Brune
Biere Brune, 7% ABV

Brasserie du Caou – Kaou’ët Triple
Belgian Triple, 8.5% ABV

And a bottle of sweet farmhouse cider, just for good measure.