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.
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!