Beer and pasta making with Brooklyn Brewery

From the archive comes this post I wrote last summer about the Brooklyn Brewery Mash – which is basically a tour by BB beers and people and a week-long beery celebration in a host city.

The Mash hits London this week 27 Apr – 3 May 2015 with events including debates on the State of Craft Beer and IPA on trial (the latter with one of BB’s top women, Brewing Technical Director Mary Wiles), some beer and food specials and some evenings of cultural entertainment too.

Beers to look out for this year include the excellent 1/2 Ale (a session saison and a bit like the baby sister of Sorachi Ace); Wild Horse Brett Porter and K is for Kriek.

It’s going to be delicious so be there or cry on your own in a corner (or raid your beer cupboard for something to console yourself with).

Full details here: http://brooklynbrewerymash.com/london

A FemAle View on Beer

Brooklyn Brewery’s Mash Tour rolled into London this week. It’s a week of various foody and cultural events in partnership with local venues and people all lubricated by BB’s marvellous beers. I joined one of the events, an educational session about pasta making, in Shoreditch.

I’m going to be honest with you. I wasn’t sure how interesting a pasta-making demonstration was going to be. I was more keen on finding out what beers Brooklyn Brewery’s new(ish) chef Andrew Gerson was going to pair with pasta – particularly those in tomato sauces which I think can be quite tricky to match. But I went with an open mind and ended up learning more than I thought I would.

The event was held at a tiny ‘pastificio’ – meaning ‘artisan’ – called Burrio e Salvia (where if you don’t want to get practical with pasta you can simply go for lunch) and…

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