Our beer selection is growing, and it’s great to see some of our suppliers getting serious recognition for their craft. The Wild Beer Company won Best Drinks Producer last week at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2017 and they are definitely worth checking out.
On the kitchen menu this week we have Wild Stansted Venison Hot Dogs – and if you were to enjoy a beer with that, it would have to be a can of Sunday…
We have had SUNDAY in bottles for a while and started getting them in cans in the spring. And Union are moving to cans for a lot of their beers which has a lot of benefits … as you will see later on.
SUNDAY is a pale ale, which is generally a maltier and lighter in alcohol and bitterness than its big brother an IPA. As and union and Lionel Richie say … easy like Sunday morning, and boy is this easy to drink!
The latest version of SUNDAY is more aromatic and creamy than before so make sure you pour this into a glass if you can to appreciate the soft, ripe oranges and flowers that greet your nose. The can seems to help give the beer a good body which feel light and soft in the mouth. In the mouth you are greeted with an abundance of oranges, tangerines, orange blossom, honey and a touch of spice. Light, refreshing and really moreish. With SUNDAY now being in a can it has become my ultimate cinema and picnic beer!
As with all and union beers, SUNDAY is great with food. And Union recommends seafood, shellfish, fried foods, mature cheese and spicy pork. It is great with our BBQ pork pizza but my favourite pairing was with a spicy Asian stir fry with bream from the farm shop.
This beer is best served chilled but not cold. You can store it in the fridge ready for adventures but will be best after about 10 – 15 minutes out of the fridge… if you can wait that long. Either way it’s delicious!
I know I say this for all the beers, but grab a few as you won’t want to share this beer and you will want more. Also you need to buy it before I buy them all!