BrewDog x 200 SVS

So you might know from previous posts just how much I love a bloody good beer pairing meal! 200 SVS’s Head Chef Scott Dewhurst created a beer infused four course meal to showcase one of Scotland’s favourite craft beer producers… you read the title, it’s Brewdog!


If we save the best til first, Elvis Juice was the winner for me! I love love love a fruity IPA & this is a beer that I know I’ll be ordering again. Grapefruit & beer is a winning combo in my eyes! I also discovered that the Brewdog creators actually changed their names to Elvis following a lawsuit from the Elvis estate. They subsequently lost this battle & I can’t quite decide whether this is terribly rock n roll or terribly tragic.


I started with a goats cheese mousse in a hazelnut crust with beetroot salsa. Oh what a combination, the creamy goats cheese with the crunch of the hazelnut & the tangy salsa.


We progressed to the next course with a substantial 7.2% Jackhammer. Another IPA grapefruit notes but heck, it was bitter! The beer infused mushrooms on toast were god damn delightful & the sweetness of the jus contrasted with the Jackhammer was sensational!


The curried roasted cauliflower, pomegranate seeds & raita that followed was my favourite dish. Since trying a vindaloo with pomegranate seeds last year, it has become a staple in curry for me. Sweet & spicy with a range of textures, that’s what you’re after in a curry.

Moving on to an American Amber, 5AM Saint is a hoppy, malty, rich beer that has soft caramel notes. I also realised that after the Jackhammer I forgot to take a picture of 5AM Saint… So I stole a very sensual picture from the Brewdog website. You’re welcome.


We finished the night with a panacotta, lemon curd, raspberry meringue and a hop shot infused truffle.  This was paired with something very strong… A 20% Hop Shot, a very intense beverage in a 110ml bottle (presumably for safety reasons). A little too heavy for my taste but it’s certainly worth a try!

Overall I was super impressed with 200 SVS & a beer pairing is always a win from me! Thanks so much to Brewdog & to Scott for creating a veggie meal to go with the beers! 

Thanks for reading!

Fionn

xox

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