I am more than happy to give a shout-out for anything that is beer related but I am delighted to be able to promote the following event as it also has an angle that can help others.
The children’s charity, Brainwave, is arranging an exclusive beer tasting at the Farmers’ Club on 30 November, where people can find out a little more about the complex world of beer, where the flavours come from and a little on the history of beer.
So not only can you have an entertaining and different evening and help a charity too.
The Farmers’ Club was founded in 1842 and is a private members' club not usually open to the public. The address is 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL; nearest tube: Embankment.
The tasting is being undertaken by Christine Cryne, who chaired CAMRA’s 2010 Champion of Britain and is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers. (Christine also happens to be the charity's Chief Executive).
Tickets are £28, including a buffet. The doors open from 6pm with an introductory drink with the tasting starting at 6.30pm.
The event is being supported by Greene King and Fuller’s breweries and will feature their beers plus others from small craft breweries from around the country.
Tickets are available from Isobel Kerry: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07872 548 450 or download an application form from www.brainwave.org.uk
I guess this is more of a general interest event rather than a tasting for the hard-core beer-geek. If you belong to the latter crowd, why not just bung them the price of a pint here.
Take a look also at this inspiring video at http://uk.youtube.com/BrainwaveCentre