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Welcome back () Tuesday 24th March 2009 - 8:28 AM GMT

BEERS OF THE WORLD LIVE

     
 

TICKETS

All visitors require a valid entrance ticket for the show.
To book your entrance tickets or call 0844 579 3161

When
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2009
11am to 6pm

Where
The NEC, Birmingham.

Join the UK’s premier beer tasting event
Beers of the World Live is the beer sampling event of the year, bringing premium international beer to life at Birmingham’s NEC. Running alongside the BBC Summer Good Food Show, Beers of the World Live showcases beer in a stylish environment with sampling as the core of the event, alongside great food and beer pairings, Masterclasses and live stage presentations. Bringing all the very best beer from around the world under one roof, Beers of the World Live will appeal to both the enthusiast and novice alike, with expert advice on hand and the opportunity to learn about the basics of beer.

Sampling the beers of the world
Beers of the World Live gives visitors the unique opportunity to sample great beers, while mingling with the brewers themselves, all under one roof.

Experiences and themed areas
The Bottled Beer Experience opens up the range of bottled beers from across the world.

The Food and Beer combinations are your opportunity to enjoy beers matched with cheese, chocolate...and many other culinary delights. Choose from the sweet or savoury combinations and let your palate do the rest.

The World Beer Awards: sample entrants to the 2009 World Beer Awards – a unique chance to sample so many different beers in one place.

Plus
The Beers of the World Live stage: celebrity presentations and beer tastings, live debates, competitions, entertainment and much more bring the Beers of the World Live stage to life throughout each day.

The Beer Lounge: take a break from the tastings and relax in our beer lounge.

The Beer Garden: this year we have created The Beer Garden, where you can enjoy a beer with a selection of food in the comfort of a beer garden environment.

The Whisky Experience: sample a selection of great whiskies. After all, they’re all made from malt, so why not cross the flavour divide.

And you can buy your favourite beer direct at the show from our nominated retailer.

Masterclasses
The Beers of the World Live Masterclasses are a unique insight into the world of beer and are tutored by brewers and other leading beer experts. Tickets go on sale from April 15th by clicking here.

Become a beer judge for the day
The World Beer Awards are the annual competition to select the world’s best beers. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a judge, there is a once in a lifetime’s opportunity to join the judging panel. Complete one of the Tasting Note Applications available throughout the show and you may be selected as one of the judges in the final round of tasting – all done from the comfort of your own home.

Tickets & Opening Times
Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June, 11 am to 6pm
General Admission £18.50* including show guide. On door price £22.50.
VIP Admission £33.50** including show guide, glass and vouchers, two Food and Beer pairing tickets, reserved stage seating throughout the day, gift bag with two bottles of beer and a copy of Beers of the World magazine, PLUS a six month subscription to Beers of the World magazine.

* Ticket price includes VAT and excludes booking fee. Beers of the World Live glasses are available priced at £5 each including 12 tasting vouchers. All ticket prices include entry to the BBC Summer Good Food Show at no extra cost – visit www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com for further details

** Ticket price includes VAT and excludes booking fee. All ticket prices include entry to the BBC Summer Good Food Show at no extra cost – visit www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com for further details. Existing subscribers will have their subscription extended by six months free of charge.

Vouchers
All samples are available only in exchange for vouchers. Each sample requires 1 or 2 vouchers depending on the beer. Some rare beers may require more vouchers. Samples will be 50ml and further vouchers are available at the show.

Tickets are strictly limited – book now to avoid disappointment.
Children (under 18) are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult.
Drinks will only be served those aged 18 and older.
Please drink responsibly.
Last pour 20 minutes prior to show end.

 
     

FAQs

     
 

What is Beers of the World Live?
Beers of the World Live is the international celebration of beer, bringing all the beers of the world together under one roof. Leading brewers from around the world will exhibit their beers with sampling as the heart of the show in a fun, interesting and educational environment.

Where is Beers of the World Live?
The NEC, Birmingham.

When is Beers of the World Live?
Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June 2009, 11am to 6pm daily

What are the entrance prices?
General Admission £18.50. On door price £22.50.
VIP Admission £33.50. Tickets only available in advance.

What is included in the entrance price?
General admission tickets include entry to Beers of the World Live from 11am-6pm and all day entry to the BBC Summer Good Food Show 2009, plus the show guide.
VIP Admission tickets include show guide, glass and vouchers, two Food and Beer pairing tickets, reserved stage seating throughout the day, gift bag with two bottles of beer and a copy of Beers of the World magazine, PLUS a six month subscription to Beers of the World magazine.

What is not included in the entrance price?
Your tasting glass, which costs £5, and includes 12 tasting vouchers.
Food and Beer pairings.

What is a voucher?
A voucher is the event’s currency to help you sample. No sample may be tasted without exchanging a number of vouchers. You receive 12 vouchers with your glass, and further vouchers are available during the show on request from the Beers of the World stand. You will require 1 voucher for each sample (and perhaps more with some special beers).

Are there any special requirements for the show?
The main aim is for visitors to enjoy themselves and we want this to be in a responsible way. Beers of the World Live operates a Responsible Drinking Policy to ensure we promote a safe and friendly environment in the interests of all visitors. Beer samples are only poured in return for Beers of the World Live sample vouchers. Alcohol will not be sold or supplied to anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who is drunk.

How do I get to Beers of the World Live?
The NEC is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

By rail:
Birmingham International is linked to The NEC. The walk from the station to the NEC is approximately 15 minutes. There are direct trains from many cities and a direct route from London Euston plus a comprehensive local service throughout the Midlands. If travelling by train, disembark at Birmingham International station. Access to The NEC take 10-15 minutes and is linked with flat travelling escalators in places and lifts to move between floors.

By coach:
Check your local paper for trips available or why not organise one yourself! For more details on group bookings call our designated team on 020 7014 8521.

By car:
The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1. There is ample car parking. Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the show

 
     

 

 
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