Beer lovers are invited to try one of the kegs with expertly curated food pairings at a special event.
Guests are able to help the team operate on their very own Brooklyn Brewery corpse in a grown up game of ‘Operation’, removing a selection of offal-based dishes, prepared Yakitori style, and pairing these with a taster of Cloaking Device to emphasise key flavours and characteristics of the beer itself. 🍻🍺
This month sees the release of Brooklyn Brewery’s Cloaking Device in the UK, a rare and unique aged porter created by award-winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his barrel-aging team. This limited-edition beer is part of Brooklyn Brewery’s continued experimentation and innovation with beer, known as their ‘quarterly experiments’.
Cloaking Device(ABV 10.5%), stands as a tribute to the porters of the past. A strong porter brewed with the Brettanomyces yeast strain, the beer is aged for nine months in French oak red wine barrels, hand-bottled and re-fermented in the bottle with champagne yeast. The resulting drink is a versatile companion for food including barbecued venison or dry-aged steak and hearty cheese, boasting earthy aromas, a thrilling rush of cacao-like fruitiness, hints of vanilla and pineapple, a touch of acidity, an underlying forest-floor funk and the powerful murmur of French oak barrels. The beautifully dry finish then cuts through and provides the element of surprise to the palate – the true power of Cloaking Device.
Hendrick’s Gin requires human volunteers to take part in a genuine and most unusual scientific experiment in an attempt to make harmonious music through cucumber collaboration and cocktail consumption.
Step forward those with a strong head for science and a penchant for Hendrick’s, come visit the Perilous Laboratory for the Absorbent of Natural Teachings (P.L.A.N.T.).
At the lab, scientists have investigated how to invigorate human connection with the natural world through a series of experiments. The noble cucumber is one of the most mysterious yet delectable infusions in Hendrick’s Gin and through science, P.LA.N.T. aims to unearth the green fruit’s wondrous secrets. Are they sentient beings? What knowledge can humanoids garner from these wise vessels?
Individuals who attend P.L.A.N.T. will be greeted by Hendrick’s Laboratorians, who will lead the experiment to make music through collaborating with a set of cucumbers which are rigged up a piece of software that when triggered creates a different sound and style. The sounds are programmed and designed in such a way that when all played together – a verdant and cacophonic composition worthy only of the ears of the curious is created. If successful in making a peculiar composition, folk will be rewarded with a Hendrick’s and Tonic.
If you are reading this tweet in 1654 then I assure you this is not witchcraft, it is simply a technology yet to be invented.
The Great British Craft Beer Challenge Festival is the ultimate beer lovers test which brings brews from around the world together in one head to head challenge. This time it’s a clash of Titan craft beers from Great Britain vs Europe, as part of a far reaching search to all corners of the Globe bringing the best beer to London Fields in the heart of Hackney.
Unlike other international beer and brewing awards the British Craft Beer Challenge will invite opinion from you.
In case that’s not enough reason to bring family and friends along, the festival includes local food producers and musicians ready to provide the perfect accompaniment to a challenging day!
Your local British brew needs you this Saturday, get your craft beer hat on and head down!
To win a pair of tickets email us with your name, phone number and where the best place to drink beer will be this summer! firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must be over 18 and the competition will close Thursday 1 August at midnight.