Thursday 7 May 2009

Look Sharp!

Is Sharp’s head brewer Stuart Howe’s bark worse than his bite? And why is he Rick Stein’s favourite beer maker?

Find out the answers to these and more questions when Stuart comes to town with a selection of his favourite beers from the Cornish coast.

lovebeer@borough is playing host to Sharp’s head brewer Stuart Howe on May 9, to personally introduce his very special brews.

On show will be some never before casked and rarely seen beers – as well as all the Sharp’s favourites like Cornish Coaster, Doombar and Special.

The more esoteric offerings will include:
• Chalky’s Bark (exclusively in cask) – a newly-launched ginger-flavoured beer & deliciously refreshing at just 4%
• St Enodoc - an 8.5% Belgian-style beer that has been conditioned for 11 months
• The simply named 4 – an 11% barley wine-style beer that’s a natural match for blue cheese

Commenting on the event Howe says: “As a London lad it’s nice to bring my beers home, so to speak, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with London-based beer lovers and those from further afield.

“Our range is designed to cover everyone’s tastes, from the simple refreshment of Cornish Coaster to the food-matching capabilities of Chalky’s Bite through to the sip and savour nature of the St Enodoc - I know everyone will leave having found a new favourite.”

Tasting session times are noon & 3pm - tickets cost £15 and the venue (as ever) is lovebeer@borough, above the Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9AG or email: to reserve.

Look forward to seeing you then!

This post promotes a tasting at lovebeer@borough, which I am a partner in.


Jason B. Standing said...

I had a Chalky's Bite at The Cornish Arms in St Merryn last week - not at all what I was expecting from an English beer. Probably better alongside some food; it reminded me a lot of the distinctive flavoursomeness of various Belgian beers. In fact, I think I made a point of telling the others "drink this like a Belgian beer".

Not that that has anything much to do with your blog post.

Melissa Cole said...

Hey Jason, Bite is a strong beer and not to be messed with, it is excellent with food - unsurprisingly fish is top of that list!

Just checked out your blog, entertaining stuff sir.

Sid Boggle said...

Will Mr Howe confirm the Chalky's Bite is worse than Chalky's Bark? I'd pay to see that... :-)

Phil C said...

It's a little far for me to be out on my own