British Asparagus season, Dip your own at The Richard Onslow, Firebird Brewery celebrates St Georges Day, Firebird Fireweiss, Firebirds Black eyed porter beer, Rudgwicks Firebird brewery, The Richard Onslow Cranleigh
On Saturday 23rd April Surrey K joined The Richard Onslow, Cranleigh for their St Georges Day celebrations. With the whole day dedicated to the great English tradition of beer we were lucky enough to spend some time with Richard from Rudgwick’s Firebird Brewery to learn more about their fantastic brews.
St Georges Day is also the first day of the English Asparagus season so the challenge for Richard was to produce a beer that could be paired with The Richards Onslows Dip Your own special. This is no easy task because lets face it Asparagus doesn’t really taste anything but green.
With its citrus finish and beautiful creamy taste the Fireweiss rose to the challenge making the perfect accompaniment for spears of asparagus served with hollandaise sauce, grated egg and parmesan.
Richard explained that Fireweiss is different to ordinary beer because it remains true to the Munich tradition of Weiss and uses a combination of a complex mashing process, a light touch of German Hersbrucker hops and natural bottle conditioning to create this wonderfully refreshing beer.
Fireweiss also makes a fantastic accompaniment to pretzels, dried and roasted meats and would be perfect for catering a summer BBQ.
The other brew to catch our imagination was Firebirds Black Eyed Porter Beer which Terri the general manager of The Richard Onslow paired perfectly with chilli chocolate. With aromas of burnt toast, coffee and chocolate this is not a beer to miss.
St Georges Day and the start of British asparagus season is a sure sign summer is on the way. Surrey K recommends getting down to The Richard Onslow, Cranleigh to sample a serving of the delicate spears complete with little pots of home-made mayonnaise, shaved egg and parmesan. Just don’t forget to pair yours with Fireweisse.