Earlier this year I visited Bruges and really got into fruit –flavoured beers, so I was pleased to read that Warwickshire’s Purity Brewing Company has launched a new Belgian style limited edition brew. Maravilla Sour is a ruby coloured raspberry sour, available at the brewery shop and online.
In the newly released Hardens Restaurant Guide, Birmingham has the UK’s fifth largest number of high scoring restaurants. As well as the expected Michelin-starred eateries Harborne Kitchen and Original Patty Men are also highly rated.
Sad to hear that one of my favourite local restaurants has closed. Restaurant 23 in Leamington shut after a gas leak in October, I just assumed that this was a temporary measure, but their Facebook and Twitter pages haven’t been updated since then. If anyone knows what has happened to Curtis Stewart and the team do let me know.
I don’t think that it is a coincidence that the scorching weather is back and the news in my inbox all features beer, so here is a round-up of all things mash-related.
Ten Green Bottles branches out
Pub and off-licence Ten Green Bottles has expanded by opening its second site in Stone, Staffordshire. Joining the Newcastle-under-Lyme branch, this site stocks more than 60 varieties of bottled beer for people to take away, as well as offering seating for customers to enjoy a beer in the venue. It also serves wine by the bottle or glass and artisan gin, as well as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Craft beer festival
Over in Leamington, The White Horse is raising a glass or two to the amber nectar during their Craft Beer Festival. From now until 15 July, the pub will be bringing you an exceptional range of bottled, cask, keg and canned craft beers, plus a range of show-stopping limited edition beers from independent American brewer, Sierra Nevada.There will be beer flights and a loyalty card where for every pint or beer flight you purchase, get your card stamped and your 7th pint is free.
A hat-trick of awards for Purity Ale
And its congratulations to Warwickshire’s own Purity Brewing Company for winning Small Business and Fast Growth Business of the Year at the West Midlands Business Masters awards. Followed by a winning vote for Mad Goose, which was named Best Bitter at the Wolverhampton CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival.