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Hop pockets, scotch eggs and Shoreditch blonde: beer-tasting just for girls

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The line-up for the evening. And yes, there was food too…

It isn’t often that you see a man wearing a hessian sack telling a room of beer-drinking women they would make better brewers than men.

But Monday’s ‘Give Boys the Chop – beer dinner for girls only’ event organised by Rupert Ponsonby and his gang at R and R Teamwork at the Paternoster Chop House was a night of firsts.

It turned out the sack that Rupert was wearing was in fact his grandfather’s hop pocket, which was used to store dried hops which give beer its flavour.

He was sporting the hop pocket as a skirt while welcoming the group of female food journalists and bloggers to the event which was set up to show off some rather fine but not necessarily well-known ales, paired with food from head chef David Philpot. Continue reading Hop pockets, scotch eggs and Shoreditch blonde: beer-tasting just for girls