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The Beer Lover's Table: Persian Lamb and Quince Stew with Burning Sky Saison Automne

Beer Lover's Table Burning Sky Claire Bullen Saison Sussex

The Beer Lover's Table: Persian Lamb and Quince Stew with  Burning Sky Saison Automne

I know it’s autumn, even without looking out the window or checking the forecast. My body knows, because almost to the day that the calendar ticked over to October 1, it began to crave pumpkins and sage, chestnuts and mushrooms, bitter greens and browned butter. What I want to eat right now is stew. I’ve had a recipe for this particular stew – called khoresh-e beh – open in one of my zillion tabs for months, just waiting for this time of the year to hit. I like Persian stews like this one because they go beyond mere stodge; they tend...

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Our 2022 Big Beery Advent beers revealed

Baron Brewing Boxcar Brew Co Burning Sky DEYA Donzoko Drop Project Duration Brewing Elusive Brewing Finback Full Circle HBBAdvent Kees Newbarns Pastore Brewing & Blending Polly's Brew Co Pressure Drop Simple Things Fermentations St Mars of the Desert Sureshot The Beak Brewery Track Brewing Co Utopian Verdant

Our 2022 Big Beery Advent beers revealed

Beer #24 - Simple Things Fermentations Belgian Christmas And so to our Christmas Eve beer, the cherry on the top of our HB&B advent. Simple Things Fermentations is a small Glasgow brewery doing great things. Here in South London, STF may not have the instant name recognition of, say, a Verdant or a DEYA, but the quality of the beers speak for themselves - every one's a winner. When founder Phil kindly sent us a sample of this Belgian-style Christmas ale, we knew we'd found our Christmas Eve beverage. Lightly hopped, this is packed with all those classic Belgian flavours we love...

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The Beer Lover's Table: A Special Beer-and-Cheese-Pairing Edition

Beer Lover's Table Burning Sky Claire Bullen Dark Lager St Mars of the Desert

The Beer Lover's Table: A Special Beer-and-Cheese-Pairing Edition

The process of moving house is mostly terrible, but there’s one plus: While most of your kitchenware is still secreted within piles of cardboard boxes, there’s no better excuse to have cheese for dinner. I’ve been a fan of the cheese-plate-as-meal since I first worked as a cheesemonger in New York over a decade ago; it was to my delight that I later discovered, after relocating to the UK and attending several beer-and-cheese pairing events (hosted by friend, author and “freelance cheesemonger” Ned Palmer), just how well cheese and beer go together. Whenever the time calls, then – when I...

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The Beer Lover's Table: Warm Fig-Wrapped Goat Cheese and Tomato Salad with Fig Oil and Burning Sky Saison Ete

Beer Lover's Table Burning Sky Claire Bullen Saison Sussex

The Beer Lover's Table: Warm Fig-Wrapped Goat Cheese and Tomato Salad with Fig Oil and Burning Sky Saison Ete

I don’t remember when I first fell in love with fig trees. I just gradually became aware of a sweet scent that would occasionally overpower me on my walks around London. It was intoxicating, both musky and powdery, pungent like tropical fruit and sweet like coconut. Eventually, I discovered its source: fig trees – not the fruits, but the leaves themselves. Since then, I’ve become fig-obsessed. All my favourite perfumes smell like green, sappy fig leaves; I dose glasses of sparkling wine with Parafante Liqueur; I have a mental map of all the most fragrant fig trees in the city. Yet...

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Our 2020 HB&B Big Beery Advent Calendar revealed

Anspach & Hobday Boxcar Brick Brewery Burning Sky Deep Creek DEYA Drop Project Duration Brewing Elusive Brewing Fork Brewing Left Handed Giant Lervig Makemake Neon Raptor Newbarns Pilot Polly's Brew Co Pressure Drop Signature Brew Siren Craft Brew St Bernardus The Beak Brewery Utopian Verdant Villages

Our 2020 HB&B Big Beery Advent Calendar revealed

24. Anspach & Hobday The Pfeffernusse Stout A&H says: Based on the German Christmas biscuit of the same name, the Pfeffernüsse Stout brings together a rich, malty stout with the perfect blend of festive spice. Ginger and cinnamon dominate the nose with biscuity malts and warming spices joining on the palate. We say: Merry Christmas everyone!     23. Brick Lingonberry & Sloe Sour Brick says: A heavily-fruited jammy modern sour ale, fermented with our house Lactobacillus and Kveik yeast and conditioned on Lingonberry juice and Sloe puree. We say: HB&B and Brick couldn't be much more closely linked, from being Jen and...

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