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Embark on a journey into the world of beers at a beer tasting and sample versatile beer styles under the guidance of a beer expert.

What is a beer tasting?

Nowadays, beer tastings, beer tastings or beer tastings are considered great events where different beers from craft beer to classic pilsner are tasted. In addition, participants are educated about the beers and how they are made.

Originally, beer tastings were used in breweries as quality control to ensure the good taste, smell as well as the usual appearance of the beer.

A beer sommelier or other beer expert such as a brewer or beer distributor conducts the beer tasting and guides participants through the program. Sometimes beer tastings are combined with a brewery tour or you learn how to brew beer yourself.

How does a beer tasting work?

You're probably wondering what to expect at a beer tasting. Of course, the program is different depending on the beer tasting you choose. Together you will embark on a beer journey. Basically, the following steps belong to a classic beer tasting:

  • From the beer sommelier you learn how to drink beer properly and perceive all the flavors of the beer. The beer expert also provides you with enough background knowledge, beer stories and so some anecdotes from the world of beers and brewing.
  • Together, you will take a closer look at the beer: What does a good beer look like? Learn more about the color and foam of the beer.
  • Before tasting the beers, smell the beer. Recognize the diverse aromas and learn to distinguish between different beers.
  • Probably the most important step of beer tasting: the beer is tasted. In a beer tasting, several types of beer are tested. As a rule, we start with the lightest beer.
  • With your sense of taste, you observe what remains after the beer is discarded: Bitterness, fruity aromas or the typical malt flavor?
  • Between tasting the beers, the taste is neutralized – with water or bread, for example.

Which beers are suitable for beer tasting?

Depending on the theme of the beer tasting, different beers are tasted during a beer tasting. We can recommend the following tip: Start with the mildest beer and then move on to the stronger beers. In this order, your taste buds can gradually get used to the stronger beer flavors during the beer tasting. Various beer types are suitable for beer tasting: Pilsner, wheat, fruit beer, black beer, Kölsch, Pale Ale, Gueuze, various craft beer types and many more.

What do you eat for beer tasting?

To neutralize the taste buds between the different beers, food is often served at the beer tasting in addition to water. The following foods are suitable for beer tasting:

  • Fresh bread
  • Cheese platter with grapes
  • Nuts
  • Some beer tastings are also combined with main meals

What beer tastings are available?

Can I participate in an online beer tasting?

You have the choice – at konfetti you can find beer tastings in your area, but you can also participate in an online beer tasting. At the online beer tasting, you usually get a product box with all beers for the tasting sent to you by the organizer. In addition, you will receive an invitation link by e-mail, which you can use to taste the beers together with the beer sommelier or other beer experts on the agreed date. This way you can have the beer tasting at home.

How much does a beer tasting cost?

The prices for a beer tasting, a brewery tour or a beer brewing course are often between 20 and 130 €. Depending on the venue of the beer tasting, scheduled time, different beers and food for tasting, the cost of beer tasting varies.

Also, the duration of the beer event turns out differently. While the brewery tour takes an average of one to two hours, the beer tasting typically lasts two to three hours.

Beer tastingBeer tasting durationBeer tasting costs
Beer tasting2–3 hours20 - 59 €
Online beer tasting from home1–3 hours40 - 69 €
Brewery tour with beer tasting1–2 hours25 - 45 €
Beer brewing class4–6 hours75 - 130 €
Beer tour2–3 hours35 - 100 €

How many people can participate in a beer tasting?

On average, the number of participants for the beer tasting is limited to 15 to 20 people. This way, we can guarantee individual attention, and you can ask all your questions about the world of beer.

However, beer tastings are also perfect as a group event – whether for your next team event or your bachelor party. Together, you taste delicious beers and embark on an unforgettable beer journey. At beer events for groups, a number of participants of five to ten people is usual. If you have more participants, we should be able to find the right beer tasting for you. Just send us a request and we will get back to you.

Which beer tastes best?

At the end of a beer tasting, the question “Which beer tastes best?” is often asked. Everyone should answer this question for themselves personally, because, as we all know, everyone has their own taste – and that goes for beer, too. A beer tasting is about trying something new. Of course, in addition to many delicious beers, there may also be a beer that does not quite meet your taste. In the end, you decide for yourself which beer tastes best – it's a matter of taste!

A unique beer gift: Give a beer tasting as a gift

Are you looking for a gift for a real beer lover? Then our beer tastings are perfect. In our tastings, gift recipients taste deliciously fresh beer. A real beer sommelier guides through the program and shares some background information – the perfect gift for beer lovers! Give away our beer tastings simply as a tasting gift card. The recipient chooses a course and date of their choice. With our beer tastings, you give away unforgettable taste experiences and a beer journey that remains in the memory.

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