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The Craft Beer Appreciation and Exploration Society

This society will be about craft beer education just as much as about drinking and sampling beers. Particular focus will be on the brewing process and philosophy of craft beer. Myself and the other founding members are not binge drinkers, and we will attempt to communicate and teach other members the enjoyment of sampling and trying various beers from all over the world (it is worth noting that there are some excellent local craft breweries such as Dark Star Brewery, Burning Sky, Gun Brewery and Lost & Found), whilst learning about the history of hundreds of particular beer styles and the brewing culture they emerged from. 

It will also be a key focus of the society to aim to encourage female beer lovers to join, and forget the stereotype of beer being a hegemonic gender assumed drink. Recent polls have concluded that beer is the first choice drink of women between the ages of 18-34. And there are 31,900 craft brewery female employees in the United States alone, a figure that is increasing year on year. This society is inclusive for all genders, including those who don't identify as either male or female.


We will be running a weekly bottle share on campus (the day, room and time will be released very soon).The ONLY rule for the bottle share, is that everyone must bring one beer of the particular style each week(so we can all enjoy and try one another's beers, and everyone can really experience different beers within a particular beer style). We will also be bringing food each week to compliment the beers everyone shall be drinking. Whilst also providing a run down of the particular beer style that is being focused on, the brewing processes and the history of these said styles:

What is a bottle share?

• A bottle share is a gathering of individuals where each person brings beer to open and share with other attendees (the beer exchange).

Week 1
• Double IPAs.

Week 2
• Hefeweizen’s.

Week 3
• Milk Stouts.

Week 4
• Session IPAs.

Week 5
• American Pale Ales.

Week 6
• Gose’s.

Week 7
• Saisons.

Week 8
• Barleywines.

Week 9
• West Coast IPAs.

Week 10
• Belgian dubbles, triples, quads.

Week 11
• Sour Ales.

Week 12
• Imperial Stouts.

The society will attend numerous beer festivals, tap takeovers, beer talks and seminars and brewery tours throughout the year. Added to this is the plan to head to Copenhagen in May to attend the infamous Mikkeller Beer Celebration (link: http://mikkeller.dk/2016/09/18/mikkeller-beer-celebration-copenhagen-2017/)

The Three Co-Founders of the society are Alex, Ollie and Csaba. 

The Society Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SussexCraftBeer/


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  • The Craft Beer Appreciation and Exploration Society - Standard Membership£0.00

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