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tap takeover talks


Saturday 28th April

Amazing talks with the most interesting beer minds. Free, but book a place and you will need to show your festival wristband. 

Where’s Waldo’s?

1pm: Lagunitas @ North Laine (Legendary US brewery)

The Lagunitas team talk you through 4 of their beers, including two new to the UK on draught - Willetized Coffee Stout and the Waldo’s Special Ale  (an 11.3% , 100+ IBU, resinous monster). 

The Nature of Beer

2pm: Pete Brown @ North Laine (Beer Writer of the Year 2009, 2012, 2016)

We all love hops, but they’re only one of four ingredients essential to good beer. Original Gravity takes you through a tasting of beers that celebrate the magic of malt, the yin and yang of yeast as well as the headiness of the hop.

The World of Beer

3pm: Daniel Nielson @ Mash Tun (Publisher, Original Gravity Magazine)

We're blasting off on Original Gravity Air to explore the world of beer. We'll be starting off in the UK, before flying to Belgium, Germany, the US and more. We'll be looking at what these countries have brought to Planet Beer and trying some of the best examples of beer from that country. It's half an hour long and will be loads of fun!  

North v South

4pm: Pete Brown @ Mash Tun (Beer Writer of the Year 2009, 2012, 2016)

Original Gravity editor-at-large Pete Brown won’t let anyone forget he’s a northerner even though he’s lived in London for more than half his life. Join Pete aa Original Gravity pits Tap Takeover beers from the north and south of England to find out which is best.

The pub. 

5pm: Jessica Mason @ East Street Tap (

Drinks Maven Jessica Mason will be giving a talk celebrating the pub. Taste beers while considering thoughts and feelings linked to why it is we go out to drink and all of the overlooked nuances of what's brilliant about pub culture, beer and cheer.