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The Beer Lover's Table: Gorgonzola Risotto with Caramelised Shallots and Radicchio and Elusive Brewing Sunset City American Barley Wine

Barley Wine Beer Lover's Table Claire Bullen Elusive Brewing

The Beer Lover's Table: Gorgonzola Risotto with Caramelised Shallots and Radicchio and Elusive Brewing Sunset City American Barley Wine

Compared with the abundance of summer, February's menu can seem mean, lacking. It is the season of hardened root vegetables, unyielding and caked with earth. All those parsnips and swedes rolling around in barren larders. It is the season of the leek, my least-favourite allium. But if February has a saving grace, it is radicchio. Phoenician-purple or dusty rose, feathered or curled into tight fingers, radicchio is deeply bitter – the way that February’s chill used to be – though it mellows when caramelised with butter and a splash of balsamic vinegar. I liked Natoora’s recent suggestion that we all gift bouquets...

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The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

Alpha Delta Belgian IPA Boxcar Brew Co Brick Brewery Burnt Mill DEYA Donzoko Double IPA Drop Project Duration Brewing Elusive Brewing Floc Brewing gipsy hill HBBAdvent Imperial Stout IPA Kees Lager Moersleutel Newbarns Pale ale Pastore Brewing & Blending Polly's Brew Co Pressure Drop Rivington Brew Co Sour St Mars of the Desert Stout The Beak Brewery Track Brewing Co Verdant Villages

The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

#HBBAdvent Beer 24: Newbarns Barrel Aged Plain Dark Beer Strong Export Stout IT'S CHRISTMAS! HAVE A BLOODY GOOD ONE, Y'ALL, WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, HOWEVER YOU CAN. WE LOVE YOU XXX       #HBBAdvent Beer 23: St Mars Of The Desert Koel It Jingly Bells IPA Jingly bells, jingly bells Koelship IPA! O what fun it is to drink On a dark December day The Deptford shop is feeling festive today, Toby and Taylor’s impromptu Christmas playlist has been flinging between the sublime (The Waitresses, Jona Lewie) and the melancholy (Sufjan Stevens, Bright Eyes) to the absurd (William Shatner). SMOD’s...

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Fundamentals #100 — Elusive x Rock Leopard Pining For Change West Coast IPA

Elusive Brewing Fundamentals IPA Matthew Curtis Rock Leopard West Coast IPA

Fundamentals #100 — Elusive x Rock Leopard Pining For Change West Coast IPA

I am a pub creature at heart. While I always keep plenty of beers that veer from the exceedingly interesting to the sublimely refreshing in my fridge, draught pints are what satisfy me most of all. What lockdown changed for me is that I now always like to keep a surplus of a reliable favourite in the house for those moments when there’s nowhere you’d rather be than curled up on your sofa, or sitting in the garden crushing a few tins. West Coast IPA being mostly my go-to style, in Elusive Brewing’s Oregon Trail I’ve found a fridge filler...

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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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Fundamentals #77 - Elusive Brewing Oregon Trail West Coast IPA

Elusive Brewing Fundamentals IPA Matthew Curtis West Coast IPA

Fundamentals #77 - Elusive Brewing Oregon Trail West Coast IPA

Over the course of my various travels to the USA, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit parts of the famed Oregon Trail. The 2,170-mile route once connected various towns along the Missouri River to Oregon's Willamette Valley during the 19th century and was used by colonialists seeking fertile land. It looks a little different these days, and traversing it is certainly less arduous, with lots more taco trucks and the occasional branch of Bed, Bath and Beyond lining the roads it once occupied. Still, it’s no less fascinating. I’ve also played the 1971 video game that is designed to simulate the...

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