Beer tasting sessions

Two sell out beer tasting sessions with Melissa Cole ran on Saturday 20 May 2017.


Details of the sessions were as follows:

“Let Me Tell You About Beer”
A talk & tasting session with Melissa Cole.

Saturday 20 May, 14.30-15.30 & 16.30-17.30

This interactive tasting session will be hosted by award-winning beer & food writer and sommALEier Melissa Cole, in an intimate space at Harrogate & Ripon CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2017. Whether you are an active beer enthusiast or are more ‘beer curious’, this session is for you!

While you enjoy your first beer, Melissa will begin with a short talk, leading into a full tasting. Working through 6 beers (all included with your ticket) chosen from The Little Ale House’s specially-selected WoTFest range, you will explore the breweries, beer styles, flavours and food pairing ideas, alongside a mini-Q&A!

Numbers are strictly limited (Only 18 tickets available).

Booking info
Tickets prices are £16, £18 or £20, which includes 6 thirds of beer available from the bar at The Little Ale House, Harrogate (payment by cash only please).


  • 1-2 tickets @ £20 each
  • 3-5 tickets @ £18 each
  • 6+ tickets @ £16 each

If you would like tickets but are unable to make it into the venue for any reason, please email:

About Melissa
Award-winning beer writer and author of, Melissa Cole writes extensively about the world’s favourite drink. She is also a Certified Cicerone® and was identified as one of the Most Powerful Women in the Drinks Industry by Channel4 Food, winning the acclaim of her industry peers when named Educator of the Year by Imbibe magazine in 2013.

Melissa has just finished a new book – The Little Book of Craft Beer: A guide to over 100 of the world’s finest brews – now available on pre-order from Amazon