Do you know your Light Bitters from Golden Ales? Do you recognise the esters that produce ‘off flavours’? Find out at the Tutored Beer Tasting sessions at the Wolverhampton Summer Festival of Beer.

This year, Beer Tasting Training sessions will be held at Wolverhampton’s Summer Festival of Beer which runs from Thursday, 11th to Saturday 13th July at Newhampton Arts Centre.

There are two sessions at 3.30pm and 6.00pm on each of Friday (£13.50) and Saturday (£10.00) and will last for 90 minutes. The fee includes entrance to the beer festival where you can put your newly acquired tasting skills to the test!

The taste training sessions are an introduction to tasting ales where you will be taught to differentiate between different beer styles and recognise both the good and bad smells and tastes that ale can produce, and the causes for them. This session is ideal for both people new to the world of real ales and the more experienced drinker. Come along to a session and find out how to really taste ale, not just drink it!

Pre-bookable tickets are available with entrance on day for any remaining places. Booking details are on the Newhampton Arts Centre website.

And what better way to cool down in July’s heat than joining CAMRA Wolvwerhampton for their Summer Festival of Beer?

Expect 70+ beers (both cask and keykeg), cider and perry, plenty of gin, wine and bottled beer from the continent, live music, specialist stalls, tombola & shop, tasting sessions and a party atmosphere all weekend!

The festival at the Newhampton Arts Centre off Newhampton Road East is being held from Thursday 11th  to Saturday, 13th July. Doors open 3.00pm on Thursday and Noon on Friday and Saturday. Admission is £3.50 on Thursday and Friday including £1 beer token for CAMRA members, and free on Saturday.

Entertainment on Friday evening is The Usual Suspects and Saturday afternoon from Rick and the Backers, Guitar Music Plus and The Ukeing Wolves.

The tombola will be raising money for the festival good cause, Black Country Women’s Aid.