After reading Mark Dredge’s Beer and Food I was inspired to do a video review that includes putting one of his pairings to the test with two beers (Brewdog’s Electric India and Burning Sky Saison a la Provision) with a lamb wrap.
Another fabulous event this year with the shining lights of UK Beer Writing competing for a range of awards. The event was hosted by the Carlton Jumeirah Hotel and menu was specially chosen to match with a range of sponsors beers.
This episode I am back at my favorite local the Stormbird in Camberwell to taste the wonderfully fresh moreish “Half Bore” Session Ale from Hunter’s Brewery in Devon and the sensuous savoury citrusy “Inedit” Wheat Beer, which is the lovechild of the famed El Bulli chef Ferran Adria in collaboration with Spain’s mighty Estrella Damm Brewery. To chuck into the mix I brought along some Mr Trotters Pork Crackling which is another collaboration albeit not as headline grabbing of Rupert Ponsonby & Tom Parker Bowles. Very posh scratchings indeed.
I was invited to attend this very special beer book launch & dinner at The Draft House last month. Very fun evening with some tasty grub and got to meet beer writer extraordinaire Garrett Oliver and Masterchef winner 2010 Tim Anderson. Result!
The Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures in Essex held a Beer Vs Wine Charity dinner where Beer went head to head with Wine to see which matched best with the 5 course menu. Representing Beer was famed journalist Adrian Tierney-Jones whose charity was Help for Heros and Wine’s Ambassador was the prolific Tim Atkin MW whose charity was Amnesty International. It was a superb evening of food drink and much fun.
This years awards banquet was held at the London Riverside Park Plaza Hotel where Ben McFarland was honoured by the guild as this year’s top beer writer. The evening was hosted by Tim Hampson & last year’s winner Simon Jenkins. It was a wonderful evening with good food great beer and even better company.
Interview with Rupert Ponsonby, Beer Guru and advocate. Tasting Innis & Gunn Beer & with food at the White Horse in Parsons Green, London Part 1.