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Beer tasting & cheese pairing with Celt Experience

By beerrevhay, Nov 23 2015 11:05PM



This coming weekend sees us hosting Welsh brewery Celt Experience for a FREE tasting and cheese pairing session.


They’ll be here from 1-4pm on Saturday November 28th, which handily coincides with Hay’s Winter Food Festival.


We’ll have three Celt beers for tasting, each paired with a cheese which, naturally, will also be Welsh!


Celt’s Ellie Stoppard told us: ‘We're all about food pairing and every beer recipe starts with a food pairing in mind.


‘The diverse and complex flavours beer provides us with mean that the world of beer pairing is just as (if not more) exciting than wine pairings!


‘Cheese and beer pairing is a great way to encapsulate how the flavours of food and beer work together, as food and beer can often share similar qualities; fruity, nutty, farmhouse, creamy, bitter etc.


‘We might look to complement those flavours or to contrast them.


‘For example - our American-style pale ale, Silures, works well with a mature cheddar as the tropical American hops complement the rich, fruity flavour of the cheese.


‘Meanwhile Bleddyn cuts through the crumbly creamy flavour of Caerphilly with its grapefruit flavour and bitter finish.


‘And then there is the flavour explosion that is an Imperial Stout, with a strong, blue cheese - sweet, creamy, pungent - it's one that you just have to try for yourself!’


We’re passionate about supporting Welsh breweries. We have a load of Welsh beer listed in the online store, and we’re adding more all the time.


The local area is rich with Celtic history and barely a mile from the shop there’s the remains of a Roman hill fort built to repel the Silures tribe.


Celt have drawn on this history and for brewing and beer naming inspiration, so we hope they’ll feel right at home in Hay. We’re thrilled to be welcoming them - come down on Saturday and see what they’re all about.

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