White Gypsy Bottled Beer Range
The following four beers are part of an international speciality range brewed with food pairing in mind. These are very complex beers which can be readily matched with different types of food. They are available in selected restaurants and off licences with the connoisseur in mind. These bottles are available in 750mls as an alternative to good quality wine. They are designed to be shared while enjoying a good meal. The labels are simple to read and give you a serving suggestion to suit the beer’s style.
American Pale Ale 7.5%
First brewed in the U.S.A. in 1980s this superb beer has good carbonation and has an excellent flavour profile. Amber in colour, this is a dry, hoppy beer with some caramel flavour. It goes great with spicy food but is also an extremely versatile beer and works perfectly well with most foods, from burritos and burgers to Chinese and chilli.
Russian Imperial Stout 7%
A strong, complex dark beer in the 18th century style that was brewed for export to the Russian court. It has plenty of malt character with low levels of carbonation and huge roasted chocolate and burnt malt flavours. Best served with a little warmth. As it can be both sweet and bitter and always full bodied we suggest choosing a similar route with your food. For cheeses go with a robust farmhouse, crumbly blue or strong goats cheese. For mains go with red meat or game, a well marbled rib eye or even a full fat burger compliment this stout really well. You have lots of options for dessert from chocolate brownies to tiramisu and coffee cake or espresso ice cream. Even apple or pecan pie and cheesecake go majestically with this bottled beer.
Our Russian Imperial Stout was the 2016 winner of the Irish Food Writers Guild Award.
German Doppelbock 7.5%
This is literally a double bock. A strong, dark and malty beer with very little bitterness. It emerged from Munich in the late 18th century when the monks brewed it as a Lenten beer to be consumed during their fasts. This liquid bread has a rich flavour that is dark and delicious, toffeeish with some sweetness. This beer’s light and fruity notes pair well with an earthy camembert or a nutty cheddar. Its good carbonation cuts well across a pungent blue or a creamy goats cheese. It accompanies savoury bacon, aged ham, venison and roast pork very well indeed. Also smoked fish, salumi & chorizo will go well with this exciting beer.
Belgian Dubbel 8%
The Belgian dubbel style of beer originated in the Trappist Abbey’s in the 19th century. It is a rich malty beer with some spicy characteristics and dark fruit aromas. A hint of caramel with a slight hop bitterness give this beer a marvellous flavour. It has a medium to full body with an expressive carbonation. Concerning food, we find it goes well with buttery cheeses such as brie, camembert or gouda. For the meat course roast lamb, chicken or goose compliment well. We also recommend braised beef, ham or liver. For dessert chocolate with nuts, rich fruit cake or gateaux pair wonderfully with this most eminent of beers.