Our knowledge and expertise doesn't stop at wine - here at Clifton Wine School we are also passionate about good beer!
From locally crafted ales made by independent breweries to artisan international styles such as American craft beers or the lambic beers of Belgium- we love all of it!
These evenings make interesting and original gifts! Our Gift Vouchers are redeemable against any of our courses - beer or wine tastings.
We arrange and host hugely popular British and Global Beer Tastings. We normally taste a wide selection of properly made beers - from hoppy British real ale to German and Czech Republic lagers, American micro-brewed golden ales to Belgian fruit beers. They are all produced in the old-fashioned way - ie bottle conditioned, live beers made from quality specialist hops and specialist malts, not to be confused with the anaemic, tasteless, and pasteurised offerings produced by the large commercial breweries that pass for beer in a lot of our bars and pubs!
Good indicators of real beer are the depth of fruity, yet bitter hop flavours present in your pint, its smoky, malt-spiked finish, as well as a gentle snail’s trail of tiny bubbles on the head and a faint spritz on the tongue.
You will also learn how beer is made and how the different types of malt and hops affect that all-important taste. The beers are always accompanied by some traditional English fayre such as proper sausages!