Emerson's Beer & Pie Evening with Richard Emerson

On Wednesday night we were honoured to host Kiwi brewing legend Richard Emerson for an evening of Emerson's craft beer and gourmet pies.

The Difference Catering were in fine form having designed a highly creative set of pie matches and Richard Emerson's famously textural beers were singing as usual!

150 people joined us for the totally unique tasting. We learnt about the importance of mouthfeel and texture in beer in place of punch-in-the-chops flavour intensity. The all-important balance of malt and hops is on full display in the Emerson's range.

A huge thank you to Richard Emerson for his time, beer, and knowledge, and everyone who came along to the event.

Here are the beer and food matches.....

Emerson's Pilsner Emerson's Pilsner

Chicken and Fennel Pie
with Arrowroot Crumble
Emerson's Bookbinder Emerson's Bookbinder

Potato topped
Cottage Pie
Emerson's 1812 Pale Ale Emerson's 1812 Pale Ale

Pork, Marmalade and
Pineapple Pie
Emerson's Bird Dog Emerson's Bird Dog

Lamb and Apricot Tagine
with Kaffir Lime Leaf Pie
Emerson's London Porter Emerson's Porter

Beef Cheek and
Celeriac Pot Pie
Emerson's Tairei George Emerson's Tairei George

Gingerbread Eccles