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Gin Tasting

FREE Gin & Vodka Tasting Beers of Europe 7th September 12-3pm by Wild Knight Distillery TRY Outstanding Gin & Vodka from Wild Knight Distillery. Boadicea Gin ‘Classic’ - ultra-smooth London dry gin deliciously enjoyable on its own over ice. Boadicea Gin ‘Rosa’ - Subtle notes of peach and cherry, perfect served straight up over ice!  Boadicea Gin ‘Winter’ - Distilled using cranberries and winter spice to create a warming gin, perfect for those autumn and winter evenings by the fire. Wild Knight English Vodka - Made from the finest Norfolk barley, exceptionally smooth, soft on the palate, full of character and with a smooth, long finish… Liquid silk!...

Oktoberfest beers Arrive Early

The world’s biggest beer festival arrives at Beers of Europe Oktoberfest beers arrive early to Beers of Europe From Munich, Germany to Norfolk, England… Every year, 6 million people flock to the fields outside Munich to enjoy the world’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest, which was first held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. Munich’s most popular breweries produce a special Oktoberfest beer for the event which is scarcely available in the UK. Whilst the festival doesn’t start until the 21st of September, the beers have already arrived at Beers of Europe, Britain’s Biggest Online Beer Retailer, making them the first place in the country to stock...

Calories In A Pint Of Beer

Beer calories: How Many Calories Are In My Beer?  Beer, the delicious amber nectar that we all know and love, is packed with all sorts of nutrients. And like all beverages it also contains calories, the units of energy that the body needs for fuel. If you’ve ever wondered just how many calories are in your beer, this article is for you. We’re going to tell you everything there is to know about calorie consumption and your favourite brew. The truth about beer and calories  As common wisdom would suggest, the only time you should be worried about the calories in your beer is if you’re drinking it in large amounts, or if you’re on a strict diet designed to encourage weight loss. In the latter case...

Is Beer Good For You?

Is beer good for you? Here's an honest answer Most of us at some point over the weekend will enjoy a cold, refreshing beer with friends. Beer is an excellent thirst quencher thanks to its high water content, and let's face it - it's also very tasty. But is it good for you? And what are the benefits of drinking beer? The answers may not be as straightforward as you think. Read on to find out whether beer is in fact good for your health... Yes, beer is good for you, say these scientists... First let's take a quick moment to remind ourselves what beer is made from: grain, hops, water and yeast. These are all natural ingredients that come from Mother Nature, so it's only logical to suppose that the beer we...

What Is Beer?

What exactly is beer? Everything you need to know about the nation’s favourite drink Most of us have sipped on a cool refreshing pint on a summer's day or had a bottle or two of lager with an evening meal. But we rarely stop to wonder what lies inside that tasty amber nectar and how it came to occupy such a central role in our social lives. So what exactly is beer, where does it come from, and how did this magical brew first come into existence? Read on to find out all you need to know about this very unique drink... The definition of beer: what exactly is it?   Beer is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world; in fact, it's thought to be the third most popular drink after water and tea. Pu...

Top Ten Gin Black Shuck

Top Ten Black Shuck Blush Gin On Beers of Europe’s Top Ten Gin List is definitely the Black Shuck Blush Gin and the rest of the range are not far behind.  Whether it be the Black Shuck Sloe, Passion or the Navy Strength Ignite the choice is incredible and the quality and taste top class! How did the journey begin? Patrick and Sarah Saunders launched their family run business in 2011 with their award winning Black Shuck Sloe Gin.  Since then the Black Shuck range has flourished and is now recognised all over Norfolk and beyond.   The arrival of the legendary Black Shuck Gin in 2015 heralded a new era for Gin lovers old and new.    In August 2017 Black Shuck continued to lead the way...

Bullards Celebration Gin

Bullards Celebration Gin To celebrate the Canaries both winning the league and being promoted, the club's gin partner Bullards has launched a limited edition 'Celebration Gin'. Bullards, as the official Norwich City gin partner, will produce a batch of only 2019 numbered bottles to be sold locally including in store and online at Beers of Europe  The Premier League bottle boasts Daniel Farke's famous celebration on the front, as well as being finished with yellow and green ribbons and an OTBC seal. An eye catching presentation and something that both gin and football fans will be keen to get their hands on. Sam Jeffery, Head of Partnerships at Norwich City FC says - “We are delighted to be...

Samuel Smiths Brewery

The title of Yorkshire’s oldest brewery belongs to Samuel Smiths, who began brewing in Tadcaster in 1758. They brew on the same site to this day, even using the same methods to brew the beer, such as keeping the same yeast strain, and fermenting their beer in traditional Yorkshire stone squares. As well as that, Samuel Smiths use oak casks that are made and repaired on site by full-time coopers and still use horses to transport beer around Tadcaster. The brewery has a range of 16 different bottled beers and ciders, as well as their winter seasonal ale. They use English hop varieties, such as Goldings and Fuggles, to add bitterness and aroma to their ales. Aside from the brewery itself, Samuel Smiths operate around 200 pubs aro...

Norfolk Day

Norfolk Day 27th July 2019 Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn - Celebrate Norfolk Day 2019! Once again Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn - Celebrate Norfolk Day on the 27th July. Keen to top last year’s amazing day, (if this is possible!) this year will be an even bigger event, showcasing all that we have to offer on-site. The day will be officially opened by a celebrity - TBA.      Beers of Europe The Norfolk Brewhouse and Smartmouth Brewery Beers of Europe will be once again opening the tasting bar to showcase and promote local Norfolk beers a...

Moosehead Lager Canadian Beer

Beer of The Month - May - Moosehead Lager Founded in the same year as the country, Canadian brewery Moosehead has a rich family history stretching back to 1867. In the beginning it was known as the Turtle Grove brewery, ran by Susannah Oland and her family in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The brewery quickly became popular in the area, but the road to being a successful business was far from straight-forward. The Oland’s tackled brewery fires, prohibition, family deaths and an exploding French war ship before purchasing the James Ready Brewery in 1928. Susannah’s grandson, George, releases Moosehead Pale Ale, nowadays called ‘the beer that built the brewery’. The James Ready Brewery was officially rename...