Beer tastings

We kindly inform our clients that we are fully booked for September, October and November 2019. As a result, we will unfortunately not be able to accept any new bookings for this period. We look forward to coming by for a tasting as of December 2019. Thank you for your interest and your understanding.

Tastings for private groups

Beer is an amazing product that comes in all sorts of colours, flavours and alcohol volumes. The best way to discover the immense diversity of beers is by tasting them. Whether you are a company looking for a team activity or client incentive, an association or a private group of friends in need of a kick-start for a party evening, we have several predefined tasting session formats to let you explore beer in all its facets.

Duration of the tastings: approximately 2 hours. All tasting sessions include:

In addition to the proposed themes below, we can also develop tailor-made tastings. Contact us.

  • Basic beer tasting

    A basic introduction to beer tasting: a minimum of 3 beers are presented and tasted under professional guidance with explanation on the beer, its style and the brewery. This tasting session can be as short as 30 minutes.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled min. 3
    Base price (6 pax) to be confirmed
    Extra participants to be confirmed

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  • Master class

    This extended tasting session takes you back in history and explains everything about the base ingredients of beer, the brewing process and the most common beer styles. You will obviously also get tips on how to properly taste beers.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 6
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Divine beers

    A product must meet strict rules before it can get the Authentic Trappist Product label. This also applies to beer. Currently, only 12 monastic breweries in the world can put this label on the beers they produce. This tasting focuses on the trappist breweries and on the influence of abbeys on the history of beer.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 6
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Beer is female

    This session is dedicated to the important role women have played in the history of beer, why beer is now seen as a unladylike drink and – most importantly – how we can change the prejudices of women towards beer – and the beer industry towards women!

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 6
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Belgian beer culture

    Belgian beer is world famous. Beer is completely integrated into Belgian life and culture. So much, that since 2016, UNESCO added it to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Book this tasting and discover why firsthand!

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 6
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Food pairing

    Beer is an excellent beverage to go with any type of food. Thanks to its diversity, maybe even the best. Beers and price based on the menu, prepared by you or by one of our specialised catering partners.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled min. 3
    Base price (6 pax) to be confirmed
    Extra participants to be confirmed

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  • A spontaneous evening

    A tasting devoted to the unique beers of the Pajottenland and Brussels, caused by spontaneous fermentation: lambic, faro, geuze and lambic-based fruit beers. We immerse you in the history, present and future of these quirky, atypical beers and their equally quirky brewers.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 5
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Swiss brews

    Switzerland: land of chocolate and cheese, but not so much of beer… Or is it? Find out the importance of Sankt Gallen in beer history and discover that great beer does not always need to be imported.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 5
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Blind tasting

    By far the most difficult, but at the same time most satisfying tastings. Identify the style of 6 differemt beers with the sole help of your own senses and taste palette; and a bunch of detailed beer style descriptions. Are you up for the challange?

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 6
    Base price (6 pax) 240 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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  • Quiz and games

    Think you know everything about beer? Test your beer knowledge and those of your friends during a beer tasting quiz. In between the question rounds, 6 or 7 beers will be sampled in game form, which allows for a novelty approach to beer.

    Pricing

    Beers sampled 7
    Base price (6 pax) 270 CHF
    Extra participants 35 CHF per person

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Beer tasting terms & conditions

  • All tasted beers are served as samples of around 10 cl.
  • The duration of the tasting is about 2 hours, but may vary depending on the chosen theme, the number of participants and the interaction between participants and professional guide.
  • The client provides the location and bears the responsibility for it.
  • Unless expressly agreed otherwise, no snacks will be provided by Il fiore di luppolo.
  • All participants are of legal drinking age; the client is responsible for compliance with this minimum age.
  • For tastings outside the districts of Lugano and Mendrisio, a mileage fee of 0.65 CHF per kilometer applies, measuring from and back to our location in Pazzallo.
  • The total price of the tasting is determined based on the number of confirmed participants 48 hours before the occurrence of the tasting. An increase in the number of participants is possible until 24 hours before the tasting; the additional cost per person for this is added to the total price.
  • Payment in cash at the time of the tasting.

Public tastings

We also organize public tastings, to which you can register individually or in group.

We currently don’t have any events planned. If you have an expiring or expired gift voucher to participate at a tasting: the voucher can also be used for private tastings, purchasing beers or for a public tasting event in 2019 or 2020.

Collaborations

Il fiore di luppolo teams up with several external partners for special trainings and tastings: “Conoscere e degustare le birre (corso di base e di approfondimento)” at Scuola Club Migros and a series of dedicated evenings on “Birra nella gastronomia” with GastroTicino. Have a look at their respective websites for more details.

  • “Conoscere e degustare le birre” @ Scuola Club Migros
  • “Birra nella gastronomia” @ GastroTicino