Adventures in Ale - British Beer
Tuesday 13 May 2014
A very unique collaboration between Rhian Cradock, chef and owner of the multi award-winning Feathers, and highly acclaimed beer aficionado Andrew Mitchell.
Together these beer buccaneers bring you a series of Adventures in Ale. Each event offers an evening of discovery, showcasing the pioneers of brewing. Guests will be able to sample the most interesting, rare and unique beers of the world, matched with tempting canapés and an exquisite dinner. Rhian and Andrew will also be on hand to assist discerning diners on their boozy voyage of discovery.
The first event, British Beers, takes place on Tuesday 13 May at 7.30pm at The Feathers Inn Hedley on the Hill. There are only 21 places available for this great evening, priced at £38 per head.
Andrew Mitchell is an old-hand when it comes to writing about beer, breweries and everything in between. He found himself in the midst of an explosion of microbreweries in the northeast after setting up his first beer blog back in 2009 to chart his boozy adventures.
In 2012 Andrew threw down the gauntlet and raised a glass, as he aimed to drink and blog about a different beer a day for an entire year. 366 beers and 350,000 words later, it became apparent he was still only just scratching the surface of the beer world.
Andrew said: “It’s been incredibly difficult to whittle down the incredible range of British beers to just a handful. However I believe Rhian and I have hand-picked six different breweries whose beers highlight the amazing range of styles and flavours available.
“From fruit-infused farmhouse ales and lip-puckering West Coast IPAs, through to decadent barley wines, these beers will help show there’s more to beer than bitters and nut brown ales.”
Rhian added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be part of something exciting and new. The international growth in microbreweries has seen the creation of something really interesting.
“Pairing the beers chosen by Andrew to flavours in food has been a fun challenge. Beer offers a real alternative to wine and matching the right beer to the meal can provide an amazing dining experience. As you can see from the menu I want to ensure the food is every bit as much of an experience as the beer.”
To book places for Adventures in Ale, or to find out more about this adventurous beer programme, call the Feathers on 01661843607
Ilkley Rhubarb Saison 5.9% - Brewed using world-famous Yorkshire rhubarb, there is earthy spice, and fresh vanilla from this naturally hazy saison. Refreshing on the palate, with a long, satisfying bittersweet finish.
Served with Salt and vinegar North Sea herring, pickled Yorkshire rhubarb, pink fir heritage potato salad, sweet mustard dressing
Wild Beer Co Ninkasi 9% - Named after the ancient Greek goddess of beer, this is an equally divine Belgian-style beer with a copious amount of New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast. On the nose there’s a bouquet of playfully aromatic notes, a further cascade of striking and sensuous flavours alongside a champagne-like spritziness.
Served with Steamed west coast razor clams with, wild fennel, three corned leek and meadowsweet
Magic Rock High Wire 5.5% - High Wire is our tribute to the pale ales of the West Coast of America; beers unapologetically hop-forward in character. Let your taste buds walk this test of balance. Mango, lychee and lip-smacking grapefruit flavours harmonise against a smooth malt base, culminating in a crisply bitter finish. Are you ready for our tightrope of taste?
Served with Butter poached English asparagus with Wylam duck egg and garden sorrel
Anarchy Sublime Chaos 7% - Brewed in collaboration with coffee roaster HasBean this is a dark, voluptuous stout infused with Ethiopian Guji natural coffee beans, delicately balanced with New Zealand hops.
Served with 24 hour braised ox cheek, wild garlic and barley pilaf, and malted onions, served a Sublime Chaos jelly.
Thornbridge Raven Black IPA 6.6% - Five malts and six hops combine to provide bitter chocolate flavours with dark roasted fruits. Voted World’s Best IPA 2012 and 2013 at the World Beer Awards.
Served with Middle White pig’s blood, bitter chocolate mousse and almond biscotti.
Hardknott Granite 2013 12.7% - A “vintage” barley wine beer, with aromas of dark fruit, liquorice, caramel, spicy cloves and figs and flavours of currants, molasses, juniper berries and dry sherry.
Served with 5-year-old Doddington’s cheese, air-dried Hedley roe deer, crisp rye bread, homemade quince cheese
Knit and Natter Group. next meeting Monday 24th March 7pm.
The Feathers Inn Knit and Natter is looking for people who love crafts and all things home made. All Feathers Inn Knit and Natter meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. So if you are interested in cocktails and crochet hooks then this could be for you. We want to meet people who can sew, knit and upcycle but also welcome those like me who would like to learn.
Folk Music Gatherings - First Sunday of the Month from 7pm
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