Thursday July 23rd 18:30
Beer for centuries was produced without hops. Spices, herbs and fruit provided conditioning and flavour. Now innovative artisan British Brewers are gloriously reviving this tradition. A selection of 8 will be available for Slow Food London members to taste on July 23. Many are rarely available in London
Accompanying the Beers will be a selection of Dishes especially prepared by the award-winning Chef Proprietor of the Dispensary in Aldgate, Dave Cambridge. He was previously House Chef to the Rothschild Family so we’re promised true class!
Heather Ale 4.1% Williams of Alloa, Scotland
Unique taste of heather flowers recalling Scottish Mediaeval ales. Robert the Bruce was inspired by this Beer to conquer at Bannockburn! Earthy with hints of honey and a herbal aroma.
Taiphoon 4.2% Hopback, Salisbury
Coriander and lemongrass give an Oriental zing to this Pale Ale. Unusual and interesting in being brewed from a mixture of barley, maize and wheat malts.
Chalky’s Bark 4.5% Sharp’s, Rock, Cornwall
Named after Rick Stein’s Jack Russell. Conceived by the near-neighbour Brewery of the Padstow Supremo. Exceptional seafood accompaniment, its fresh ginger enhances the refreshing hoppiness.
Umbell Magna Porter 5.0%
Nethergate, Pentlow, Suffolk
Infused with coriander and following a 1752 recipe. Warm, rich and fruity. Taste a favourite tipple of Dr Johnson, David Garrick and Sarah Siddons!
Grozet 5.0% Williams of Alloa, Scotland
An unpasteurised Lager that proves the Czechs can be matched. Gooseberry-infused it is clean and crisp with delicious floral aromas.
Coffee Porter 6.0% Meantime, Greenwich
Coffee bitterness is balanced by vanilla sweetness to create an espresso cum mocha experience. The Brewery commendably uses Fairtrade Arabica beans from a Rwanda peasant co-operative.
Raspberry Wheat 6.5% Meantime, Greenwich
Vibrant red colour and mouth-arousing zesty finish. Challenges the classic Berliner weisses.& Secondary fermentation of the fruit sugars gives potent flavour and lingering aftertaste.
All These And Great Food for a Bargain £18 per person!
Venue is the 2009 East London Pub Of The Year, The Dispensary, 19 Leman Street, E1 8EN. Historic converted former pharmacy of the Royal London Hospital, it is close to Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations.
Book on: http://slowfoodlondon.blogs.com/booking