Talks and Tastings at IMBC 17

THERE WILL BE BEER. Here are our talks and tastings for IMBC 17.


Tickets for tastings are available from the TOKEN DESK at the start of each session. Each talk has a limited capacity so enquire early to avoid disappointment. Follow us on twitter for updates on the day(s).

IMBC 17 tickets are still available for Thursday and Sunday sessions so get on board! TOOT TOOT!


THURSDAY 28th September 2017

LITTLE LEEDS BIG LAMBICS
6.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / free

Little Leeds Beer House (Leeds heroes and bottle shop) present a range of lambic beers to amuse your palate and kick off IMBC’s programme of tastings.


SIREN MAIDEN BLENDING
6.45pm / Pineapple Room / 20 minutes duration / free

Siren’s Maiden is an ongoing US style Barley Wine aging project. At IMBC you get to blend it! Siren will be on hand to make sure your ratios are right…


SOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
7.30pm / Pineapple Room / 45 minutes duration / free

The venerable Jonny Garrett (Craft Beer Channel/Beer Merchants) returns to IMBC. Delving deep into the world of sour beer JG will educate you as to the whys and wherefores of sour beers including a tasting of rare and exciting examples.

WHOSKI IS BREWSKI
9pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / free

Whoski IS Brewski? Famous for their irreverant take on fruited beers Brewski will be explaining who exactly they are and what they’re all about with the help of a couple of beers…

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FRIDAY DAY session 29th September 2017 

 

BOTTLE IN THE WAREHOUSE w/ OTTERS TEARS
12.30pm / Warehouse / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

A cautionary tale of craft beer ticking, predictions on craft and a strong barley wine. Simon Johnson’s wit is sorely missed but Old Throxheards Unobtainable is made real by Elusive, Otters Tears and friends in this first tasting.


SOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

12.45pm / Pineapple Room / 45 minutes duration / 3 tokens

The venerable Jonny Garrett (Craft Beer Channel/Beer Merchants) returns to IMBC. Delving deep into the world of sour beer JG will educate you as to the whys and wherefores of sour beers including a tasting of rare and exciting examples.


TROIS DAMES WAREHOUSE TASTING
1.45pm / Warehouse / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Swiss maestros coming on strong for Indy Man. Ex Jester King Jordan Keeper tastes their wares in the warehouse.


SIMPLY HOPS: EDUCATIONAL
2.15pm / Pineapple Room / 30 minutes duration / 1 token

The guys that have the hops have the knowledge! Join industry legend Phil Lowry for a journey into the green and pleasant land that is HOPS.


THE SAISONS OF KERNEL
3pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Oh Kernel how we love thee… Originators of forward thinking UK beer, grand high wizards of beautifully composed and balanced brews roll out the foudre for a saison tasting with the inimitable Evin O’Riordan on hand to hold yours…

Photograph by Josh Shinner

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FRIDAY EVENING session 29th September 2017

BEERMOTH: BOTTLES THAT HAVE GATHERED DUST
6.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Jeremy Beermoth hosts a selection of hard hitters for the cellars of the moth…


SIREN MAIDEN BLENDING
6.45pm / Pineapple Room / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Siren’s Maiden is an ongoing US style Barley Wine ageing project. Join Siren as they talk you through it…with ample tasters.

BOTTLE SHOP TASTING: EPICUREAN STAFF PICKS!
7.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes / 2 tokens

The guys from West Didsbury’s Epicurian know their beer and this little tasting is a rundown of their 2017 highlights.

WAREHOUSE TASTING: OTHER HALF 
7.45pm / Warehouse / 20 minutes / 3 tokens

Other Half are setting the beer world alight with their brilliantly executed take on hazy ultra hoppy IPAs. Join New York’s Other Half for the lowdown in the warehouse.
CLOUDWATER: OLD VS COLD
8.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes / 2 tokens

Fresh is best…or is it? Vertical tastings of beers held in various conditions to see the effect of temperature and time on quality.

Photograph by Mark Newton

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SATURDAY DAY session 30th September 2017

BOTTLE SHOP TASTING: HOP BURNS & BLACK
12.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes / 2 tokens

Best shop concept ever! Hop (beer), Burns (hot sauce) and Black (vinyl). Taste this concept IRL with the lovely people that dreamed it up!

SOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
12.45pm / Pineapple Room / 45 minutes duration / 3 tokens

The venerable Jonny Garrett (Craft Beer Channel/Beer Merchants) returns to IMBC. Delving deep into the world of sour beer JG will educate you as to the whys and wherefores of sour beers including a tasting of rare and exciting examples.
WAREHOUSE TASTING: TILQUIN
2pm / Warehouse / 20 minutes duration / 3 tokens

Pierre Tilquin and his forwards thinking Lambics! Join the Lambic legend for an intimate tasting of his wares.


NATURAL WINE VS WILD BEER
2.30pm / Pineapple Room / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Natural wine and Wild beer have a LOT in common. Not least… The yeast. Delve deeper in to the most on trend bevs in town with one foot in the past and one firmly in the future of beer and wine. Hosted by Love and Labour.

TEXTBOOK STUDIO: DESIGNING FOR BEER
3.15pm / Cellar / 30 minutes duration / 1 token

Who makes these beautiful works of art masquerading as beer? Textbook Studio take you on the journey of how they developed the Cloudwater brand and some of their most memorable product designs. Paired with Cloudwater for you to drink…naturally.

Photograph by Jake Thompson

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SATURDAY EVENING session 30th September 2017

BOTTLE SHOP TASTING: VESSEL
6.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Newcomer to the scene, old hands on the tiller. Join Vessel bottle shop’s Sam Congdon for a tasting of Woodmans Wild Ales – an exploration of ancient styles and foraged fruits and herbs.

TEXTBOOK STUDIO: DESIGNING FOR BEER
7pm / Cellar / 30 minutes duration / 1 token

Who makes these beautiful works of art masquerading as beer? Textbook Studio take you on the journey of how they developed the Cloudwater brand and some of their most memorable product designs. Paired with Cloudwater for you to drink…naturally.

Photograph by Jake Thompson

NATURAL WINE VS WILD BEER
7.45pm / Pineapple Room / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Natural wine and Wild beer have a LOT in common. Not least… The yeast. Delve deeper in to the most on trend bevs in town with one foot in the past and one firmly in the future of beer and wine. Hosted by Love and Labour.


HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE DUGGES?
8.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

HOW THO? Dugges are becoming a familiar friend in the beer world, strong core game, strong collab game – a throughly modern brewery. Taste through the Dugges A game and learn a bit of Swedish to boot.


BOTTLE TASTING: BUXTON BREWERY
9.15pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

A DEEP tasting of big beers and archive rarites from the wonderful world of Buxton!


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SUNDAY 1st October 2017 

BEER FOR BREAKFAST
2pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Beer for breakfast is the sign that says ‘you made it!’ or indeed ‘I’m still up so whatever,’. Matt Gorecki (IMBC, BeerPress, Zapato) takes you through a tentatively themed range of beers made from things you eat in the morning.


BOTTLE SHOP TASTING: HOP HIDEOUT
3.30pm / Cellar / 20 minutes duration / 2 tokens

Sheffield’s Hop Hideout welcome you to BIG STOUT SUNDAY. Dessert beers and big tings from some of beers nicest folks.


SOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
2.45pm / Pineapple Room / 45 minutes duration / 3 tokens

The venerable Jonny Garrett (Craft Beer Channel/Beer Merchants) returns to IMBC. Delving deep into the world of sour beer JG will educate you as to the whys and wherefores of sour beers including a tasting of rare and exciting examples.

WAREHOUSE TASTING: OTHER HALF
4.15pm / Warehouse / 20 minutes duration / 3 tokens

Other Half are setting the beer world alight with their brilliantly executed take on hazy ultra hoppy IPAs join New York’s Other Half for the lowdown in the warehouse.

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