Three award winning Yorkshire breweries have worked together to launch a unique mixed pack of craft beer that makes a great gift for Father's Day.
Believed to be the first time that different breweries have collaborated to create a gift pack, The âYorkshire Six Pack' features two beers from each of West Yorkshire based Saltaire Brewery, Vale of York based Rudgate Brewery and Wolds based Wold Top Brewery and represents the variety of beers brewed in Yorkshire.
Saltaire's contribution to the gift box is Saltaire Blonde, 4%, a golden ale with a touch of malt and a light, spicy hop flavour and Cascade Pale Ale, 4.8%, an American style pale ale that is characterised by its pine and grapefruit aroma from the American Cascade hops. Cascade is great with spicy Asian cuisine such as curries and stir fry, but also goes well with British favourite fish and chips, whilst Saltaire Blonde goes well with fish, seafood, chicken and creamy pasta sauces. To complement Saltaire's pale beers, the Yorkshire Six Pack includes Rudgate Brewery's Battleaxe Bitter, 4.8% and York Chocolate Stout, 5%. The bitter is a complex, chestnut coloured best bitter with a memorable fruity flavour whilst the full bodied stout is a deeply rich and satisfying beer brewed using Columbian chocolate from York's famous Cocoa House to deliver a subtle chocolate finish. As the name suggests, York Chocolate Stout is delicious with any chocolate desserts and Battleaxe goes well with steak, in a steak and ale pie and makes a tasty beer batter.
Tasting different again, due to chalk filtered water that comes from high on the Yorkshire Wolds, Wold Gold, 4.8% and Angler's Reward, 4%, complete the pack. Blonde, continental style Wold Gold is brewed from Wolds grown barley and is a soft, fruity beer with a hint of spice whilst Angler's Reward is a golden pale ale with a fruity bitterness and a lingering aftertaste. Three gold star award winner at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards 2013, Wold Gold complements spicy foods and strong flavours and is particularly good with Thai and Indian cuisine. Angler's Reward is good with most fish and especially salmon dishes.
The gift pack is available from the majority of Booths stores, Majestic's Yorkshire stores, Proudfoot supermarkets in Scarborough and online from www.yorkshireales.com. The online price is £15.00 for six 500ml bottles in a gift box.