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  • February 11, 2014

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As you all know very well by now, Kai always has and always will support the very best of local producers.

We’ve said it before, but the quality of products coming through from Irish producers in the last few years has been phenomenal, with so many different industries and opportunities now for startups providing almost everything we need in the kitchen.

One of the newer products we are stocking at Kai is the White Gypsy Brewery’s beer. These guys are not just concerned about being a small Irish producer, but their ethos is to strive toward getting all of their raw materials from a 40 mile radius of their brewery. These intentions are what make them stand apart from the rest, and is the sign of a dedicated artisanal producer.

It is for this reason that it’s no surprise that in the White Gypsy Brewery’s first year it won 2 awards for the best lager in Ireland.

Goals

“At the White Gypsy Brewery, we make good beer” it’s a simple ethos, and well proven at this stage. The brewery says that their long-term aim is to make that good beer from malt and hops grown locally and to sell as much of that beer, within 40 miles of the brewery door. They believe that for any community to be a stable environment in which people can live, work and have the prospect of a future, there needs to some degree of sustainability, an outlook that we too hold at Kai.

Beers

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The brewery have a fine selection of beers available on tap including:

Ruby Irish Red Ale (ABV 4.6%)

Blond Weissbeer (ABV 4%)

There is also a fine bottled selection that includes:

American Pale Ale 7.5%

Belgian Dubbel 8%

Russian Imperial Stout 7%

German Doppelbock 7.5%

You’ll find the German Doppelbock on the list at Kai. It’s a strong, dark and malty beer with very little bitterness. According to the White Gypsy Brewery this particular beer emerged from Munich in the late 18th century when the monks brewed it as a Lenten beer to be consumed during their fasts. The liquid bread has a rich flavour that is dark and delicious, toffeeish with some sweetness.

Food pairing

The guys at the White Gypsy Brewery say that the German Doppelbok’s light and fruity notes pair well with an earthy Camembert or a nutty cheddar. Its good carbonation cuts well across a pungent blue or a creamy goats cheese. It accompanies savoury bacon, aged ham, venison and roast pork very well indeed. Also smoked fish, salami & chorizo will go well with this exciting beer.

We don’t just like to drink this beer, you’ll also find it complimenting some of the dishes that come out of the kitchen: a drop in the pot, and a look for the cook.

Eat local, shop local, produce local, and more importantly be local!

For more information visit – whitegypsy.ie

 

 

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