Forget traditional wine pairings and try something different this year. Each Badger ale boasts a complex and unique flavour profile, so there’s something to complement every festive dish.
Paring: Golden Champion
Why: This refreshing golden ale is an excellent all-rounder, with a crisp floral taste and undertones of elderflower. It’s a nice light option to start a meal, and goes particularly well with classic Christmas starters such as smoked salmon or rustic pâté.
Paring: The Legendary Tangle Foot
Why: For the main event you’ll want a robust ale that doesn’t get lost among the rich flavours of a traditional Christmas roast. Badger’s Legendary Tangle Foot is more than up to the task, balancing flavours of crisp malt and subtle hop, with a subtle pear drop aroma.
Paring: The Blandford Fly
Why: Swap your gingerbread for a gingery beer. The Blandford Fly is a refreshing golden ale with sweet and spicy ginger offset by notes of toffee – the perfect accompaniment to a fruity Christmas pud.
Paring: The Fursty Ferret
Why: This moreish amber ale delivers a full-bodied biscuit taste, enhanced by a delicate floral and lemon aroma. It pairs so beautifully with cheese and biscuits you’ll wonder how you ever enjoyed a cheeseboard without it.
Beer Hamper – Treat the ale-lover in your life to a selection of Badger ale. They’re available in most major supermarkets too, so it’s perfect for those last-minute shoppers who leave gift buying until Christmas Eve.
Ale Tasting – Schedule some quality time with a loved one and take them to your local Hall & Woodhouse to sample the finest Badger beers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Weekend Away – Several Hall & Woodhouse establishments boast guest accommodation alongside a fantastic bar and restaurant, so you can go all out for that special someone and indulge in a restful weekend away.
Brewery Tour – There’s something extra special about sampling a tasty ale at the home of Badger beer – the Hall & Woodhouse brewery in Dorset. Discover the unique inner-workings of the brewery and hear first-hand the legendary stories behind the distinctive beers. Public brewery tours cost just £12 per adult, and include a pint of your favourite Badger tipple. Why not gather a group and enjoy a private tour, for £18 per person? Available for groups of 10 or more, you’ll get to enjoy two drinks and a delicious ploughman’s too.
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