Think about craft ales and their origins and Serbia might not be the first place that springs to mind.
But the Balkan beer scene is on the up – and is coming to a venue in Preston.
Plau Gin and Beer House is hosting a bottle share and ‘meet the brewer’ event with the highly rated Serbian Dogma Brewery on Tuesday November 26.
Four bottled beers from the brewery will be available to sample, along with a few other surprises.
Niko, the UK representative for the brewery, will talk about Dogma and the Serbian craft beer revolution in the context of both Serbia itself and Eastern Europe as a whole, the intricate artwork on each bottle and the plans to raise the profile of the brewery in the UK.
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A spokesperson for Plau said: “Since their formation in Belgrade in 2016, Dogma have quickly established themselves as one of the leading lights in the Serbian craft beer scene drawing inspiration from the craft scene in
the West Coast of America.
“Collaborations with some big names such as Flying Dog of Colorado has
helped the brewery develop and hone their craft.
“On the night we will be trying four different beers with the brewery as well as one or two other surprises.
“We will feature two beers from the core range, Svetionik a 5.5% pale as well as their flagship Hoptopod IPA.
“In addition, we will also have Albino a delicious hybrid beer, somewhere between a Belgian Wit and an IPA and Hazy Rocket a juicy New England IPA.
“This promises to be a very interesting evening and a good chance to try some delicious Serbia craft brews and learn more about a rapidly expanding brewery with big plans for the future.”
Tickets are available for £22 each including a bottle of each beer and some additional tasters from Plau Gin and Beer House or at plau.co.uk/shop.
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