Here’s a bold statement: beer is more exciting and versatile than wine. Styles range from super-crisp pilsners to devil-dark porters, strengths go from under three percent up to even 20, flavours range from grassy and tropical to chocolatey and leathery.
It makes sense that beer pairs with food just as well as wine does. But it’s not as simple as cracking open a Carlsberg to have with your roasted wood pigeon, chestnut puree and celeriac veloute. Matching what’s in your glass with what’s in your plate takes a bit of thought, but can make each other taste even better.
So up in E5, the Time Out five-star-reviewed Verden has paired up with local bottle shop Clapton Craft (probably the best craft beer shop in London) for a beer dinner. Five courses, including Iberico pork with white beans and padron peppers, and soft boiled duck egg with smoked trout, will be served with some very special brews from the shelves of Clapton Craft.
It’s on Wednesday February 25 at 8pm, and is £55 all in. You may never use your corkscrew again.
Verden, 181 Clarence Road, E5 8EE. For more info on the event head over to eventbrite.co.uk.