The ultimate combination for any pie lover
We can finally share the news that we have been brewing over the last few weeks; the ultimate combination for any pie lover.
We have joined forces with the fabulous team at Blackpit Brewery, Buckinghamshire, to bring a taste sensation to our handmade pies. Our Lemon Zest chefs and the Blackpit brewing team have painstakingly taste tested each lovingly brewed ale to pick the perfect combination for our beef pies.
Ta da! Introducing, our Beef and Sky Rocket Ale Pie.
Blackpit Brewery is a hidden gem situated between Silverstone and Stowe. The dream began in 2012 when 3 friends converted an old stable yard and began researching and developing the perfect brewing recipe. Now, they are an established brewery offering quality session ales to the trade and the public, along with holding events that are held on the beautiful surrounding landscape.
The Blackpit team open their doors to the public on a Friday evening, which has become our favourite down time spot, where you can enjoy their ales alongside a wood burning fire and the sun setting over the lakeside.
So why Sky Rocket?
Not only did it give our new pie the edge with its name, but it also adds the perfect hop and malt combination to ensure a full flavoured Beef and Ale pie. We certainly are no IPA connoisseurs, so here are the tasting notes from the professionals!
“A bright amber ale with distinct wafts of nettles and elderflower on the nose – the strong mineral structure is a perfect surprise. Washed stones, wet pebbles and graphite underpin the aromatic entry. The malts are tangy, clean and well defined. Lots of lead pencil and slate dominate the flavour leading to a long and lingering finish”.
Not only will you be seeing our new pies within our wedding breakfast menus soon, our Head Chef Nick is currently creating the perfect pastry, hoping to beat his 2017 bronze medal at the British Pie Awards in a weeks time.
The results are in.
Unfortunately we missed out on a medal this year by a mere 2 points. However the judges did comment that it was ‘a nice looking, well filled pie with just the right amount of ale’.