The science of beer

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Friday 2 October

The Conversation Room

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Ever wondered why your favourite beer tastes so good?

This talk explores beer's four main ingredients and how they're combined in the brewing process to create such a broad range of beer colours, flavours, and styles. You'll also learn how to taste beer like a pro.

Join Natalya Watson for a talk and guided tasting through the science of beer.

Beer samples will be provided during the evening. This event is for those aged 18 and over only. 

About the speaker

Natalya Watson is a Beer Sommelier and full-time beer educator. She regularly teaches at the Beer & Cider Academy, judges at beer competitions and produces and hosts the podcast Beer with Nat. 


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Book signing

Copies of Natalya's book, 'Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles', will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. 


The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

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