Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Beer Tasting

We are lucky to have the distinguished Beer Tutor and Master Trainer, Christine Cryne to lead the Charcuterie Pate Beer! tasting at the Maidenhead Beer Festival on Friday, 26th July at 1:30pm. As Christine says, 'In reality, there are very few people who don't like beer - it's just that they haven't found the right one yet'.

You must book a ticket for this event which includes entry to the festival, a glass and programme.

Please go to the Charcuterie Pate Beer! website to book your ticket.

Christine started her working life in the food industry, working for companies such as Unilever, Schweppes and Sharwood's. She attributes her love of beer to the genes she inherited. Her grandmother was a regular beer drinker. Christine loves educating people about beer, whether through tutored beer tastings or training, which covers both enthusiasts and the trade.

She is a Master Trainer and an accredited European Beer Consumers Union beer judge. Christine regularly judges at events and competitions such as for Wetherspoons and SIBA as well as chairing judging panels at CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain Awards and the International Beer Challenge. She has also judged for the Free From Awards and is a judge for Beer Marketing Awards.

Her tutored tastings include venues as diverse as the Tower of London and the Farmers Club. In addition she has undertaken tailormade tastings for Accenture, Landsdowne Club and the National Liberal Club. She is also known for her food and beer matching having encouraged people to give it at go at events such as the BBC Good Food Show, Great British Beer Festival, Ludlow Food Festival, Danske's Copenhagen Beer Festival as well as a number of pubs and CAMRA beer festivals. Christine has served as a CAMRA Director and was the first woman to organise CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival. Christine regularly writes on beer and breweries and is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

She also chairs CAMRA's London Tasting Panel, which provides the descriptions for CAMRA's Good Beer Guide on beers brewed in London, is the organiser of the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival and one of the four beer writers who host a bar at Pub18 in February.