DRINKERS and diners came together to enjoy a night of feasting and Anarchy (Brew Co) at the Broad Chare in Newcastle.
The event – organised by brewers Simon and Dawn Miles and pub owner Terry Laybourne – saw scores of hungry beer fans turn out to see the Morpeth-based firm’s range of craft booze paired with tasty treats cooked up by head chef Chris Eagle.
Fantastic night with @anarchybrewco at The Broadchare. Some incredible beers and courses. Better paired than the Olsen Twins.
— sheriffmitchell (@sheriffmitchell) April 21, 2013
“”We discussed the beers first, what was available, what the brewery would like to show, and I came up with what I thought might be some reasonable food matches,” said Terry Laybourne, famous for his Cafe 21 restaurant on Newcastle Quayside.
Arriving at the pub for the £25 a head evening drinkers were given a glass of Crime Scene, the Whitehouse Farm Centre firm’s new “hybrid amber,” then it was up to the dining room for a starter of bar snacks – including pork pies, scotch eggs, radishes, deep fried monkfish cheeks and cauliflower fritters – and a glass of 6.6% IPA Quiet Riot.
— Amy W (@AmyTink86) April 21, 2013
Main came in the form of a roast suckling pig stuffed with kidneys, liver, red onions, red wine & bread, balanced with a fruity bottle of Anarchy lager.
— Polly Randall (@pollylouiser) April 21, 2013
And diners were then treated to an “experimental” unnamed bitter amber rye – introduced by the waiters as Grin and Bear It, but it was not Anarchy’s recently released wheat hybrid brew.
Even before the pudding – a 18 month aged Montgomery cheddar paired with Sublime Chaos – some of those in attendance were feeling overwhelmed.
After that banquet at @_thebroadchare , if Tesco want to mince me up and sell me I’m about 30% pig.
— Matty Morland (@Matty_Morland) April 21, 2013
“The problem is we’ve had a large range of beers,” said one customer, Phil. “We’ve went from bitterness to hoppiness, I cannot describe them, we’ve just tasted so much.
“I thought it was fantastic.”