Authentic milk sugar [95% of lactose is milk sugar], about 10% of total grain bill, is added to the boil , 10 minutes into it. A fermentation period of about 10 days and a maturation time of three more weeks conclude the brewing of Hitachino Nestbier Sweet Stout.
This stout is comfortable with oysters, shellfish, vegetarian dishes as well as ribs, burritos, fajitas and burgers. Also works well with chocolaty desserts.
Harviestoun's Bitter & Twisted is a sharp, blond beer with a superb fresh hop profile. Hersbrucker, giving a hint of honey and the tang of grapefruit: Challenger, giving a spicy fruitiness like the "twist" of a lemon and finished with a pinch of Styrian. Very moreish but at 4.2 % ABV, it's OK to indulge!
This clean bitter can be used as a digestif or with game style meats like boar, veal or even a hearty steak. With its caramel notes this strong ale pairs with chocolates and sharp cheeses, as well as traditional bar foods.
Old Engine Oil is a near-black brew with a silky-smooth rummy aroma, a coffee-like palate, and a suggestion of the darkest chocolate. It is made from pale malt, roasted barley and malted oats. Old Engine Oil is well-hopped with the sweetish variety Galena from Washington State, Worchester Fuggles and East Kent Goldings.
Dark ales such as this work great with steak, game birds, venison and sausages. Big cheeses like the Roquefort or Stilton would pair nicely. This beer can also be enjoyed as an aperitif.
Bottle-conditioned fine creamy head on top. Medium bodied feel with sweet bitter taste. It has a unique note of cedar and complex spicy yet mild aroma of British traditional hops such as Kent Goldings and Challenger.
This IPA pairs beautifully with any dishes prepared with ginger, or with sushi or sashimi. Strong and sharp cheeses, like the Roquefort or Stilton would also pair nicely.
This beer is dark espresso in color with no head. It pours thick, almost oily on the glass, and reveals no carbonation. It is richly malty in flavor with a juicy, fruity complexity reminiscent of prune, pear, and over-ripe plums. The finish lingers for quite a while due to the mouth coating, huge body of this beer. In the early 1800's the Belgian A. Le Coq exported Imperial Stout from England to Russia and the Baltic area. After the import traffics increased dramatically in the early 1900's A.
"A. Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout makes a mind-boggling match with venison in sour cherry sauce and is a fine accompaniment to game sausages, particularly wild boar... As for cigars, only the finest, strongest Cubans will do, unless you have an Arturo Fuente Opus X. In that case, I'll be right over." -Garrett Oliver, The Brewmaster's Table
This brew's popularity made it difficult to restrict it to being available for only a limited period. Fortunately the high alcohol level enables us to brew enough to last most of the year. This ensures that we keep this ales enthusiasts happy all year round. A strong, dark, heavily hopped seasonal drink.
This strong ale pairs well with rich meats such as roasted lamb, braised ribs, or marinated pork tenderloin, and would compliment a number of custard or cream based deserts.
Originally brewed to mark the Queen's Coronation in 1953, this golden barley wine proved so popular that it has been brewed ever since. It is comparable in strength to the beer produced by Tudor brewers during the reign of Elizabeth I. It has won many prizes and, at the International Brewers' Exhibition 1968, was awarded the Championship Gold Medal. Regular drinkers simply asked for a 'Lizzie'.
Old ales such as this work great with steak, game birds, venison and sausages. Big cheeses like the Roquefort or Stilton would pair nicely.
"Hanssens Oude Gueuze has a hazy gold color and an aroma of wet wool, preserved lemons, vanilla, and earth. The palate is sharply tangy and dry, opening up to a marvelously complex display of citrus and damp earth in the center. The finish is miles long and juicily acidic, with a final flourish of fruit." Garrett Oliver, The Brewmaster's Table
"This would be brilliant wit ha good ceviche packed with shrimp and avocado." - Garrett Oliver, The Brewmasters Table
Grimbergen Triple is an amber colored Abbey Beer with a crisp bitter-sweet flavor and abv of 9%. The characteristically crisp flavor is created by a subtle mix of sweet and bitter hop varieties, together with blond candy sugar. Refermentation in the bottle provides a perfectly rounded taste.
A fine companion for this brew would be wild game birds. This is especially true when made with a stuffing containing some orange of lemon zest. The bitter sweetness of the ale brings out the light flavor of the stuffed bird.