Pancake Day

01/02/2016

Pancake Day 2015

Pancake Day is a great day all round. And last year, Andy Hamilton made it even more interesting,when he tried different craft beers in his pancake batter to discover 'Which beer makes the best batter?'

As a pancake fan and brewer, who better to conduct this research?!

 Photograph: Andy Hamilton, published in The Guardian.

The three Saugatuck Brewing Company beers all had very interesting and unique results. Read the whole article here

Oval Beach Blonde Ale, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Michigan, USA

Beer characteristics: Fairly delicate in flavour, much more like a German helles beer. Cut grass, an edge flavour of honey and some butterscotch.

Cooking: The batter was quite light and crispy, similar to a traditional crepe. This would go well with almost anything, but it doesn’t bring anything amazing flavour-wise. It could easily be substituted for a cheap lager. I enjoyed this more as a beer.

Neapolitan Milk Stout, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Michigan, USA

Beer characteristics: A very complex stout – the first taste and smell was unquestionably of Neapolitan ice-cream.

Cooking: The colour changed, the pancake became a chocolatey brown and the ice-cream flavour held. This one makes the ultimate sweet pancake, and would go with any fruit, chocolate or ice-cream.

ESB, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Michigan, USA

Beer characteristics: Tastes as a good ESB should: hints of Seville marmalade, with a lingering caramel sweetness and a surprising nuttiness.

Cooking: These made a very crispy batter. The sweetness of the malt came through nicely and was reminiscent of sweet ham. A perfect match for a meaty, savoury pancake.

Pancake Day 2016

This year, Saugatuck has brought out their Backyard IPA in the UK so we're definitely going to try that one out ourselves and see what kind of batter it makes.

The most exciting thing, however, is this...

 

Some bottles of Saugatuck Blueberry Maple Stout have been sent to our office and to say we're looking forward to drinking them/making these pancakes is somewhat of an understatement!

We'll keep you posted.

 


Where to Drink in December

04/12/2018

Where to Drink in December

Happy December beer lovers! Looking to sing in the festive season with some quality American craft beer? Well, you're in the right place! This month we've got 4 venues throughout the UK that are stocking a multitude of awesome craft beer.

READ MORE

Where to Drink in November

06/11/2018

Where to Drink in November

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Where to Drink. It’s getting seriously cold out there so its the perfect time for a warming stout in a cosy pub!

READ MORE

Where to Drink in October

05/10/2018

Where to Drink in October

New month, new great pubs to try out! Welcome to the latest installment of Where to Drink: The guide for the discerning craft beer drinker. Let's kick things off in West London.

READ MORE

Newsletter

For juicy updates regarding our products, sign up to our newseltter and follow us on social media:

Follow Heathwick UK on twitter Follow the Craft Beer Experience us on Facebook Find Heathwick Limited on LinkedIn Follow Heathwick on Instagram Follow Heathwick on Google + Follow Heathwick on You Tube

BUILDING BRANDS IN A GLOBAL MARKET

T: +44 (0) 207 938 3991 | E: enquiries@heathwick.com

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Copyright