First orders: 3 new beers to try and some bartender favourites – Bar & Kitchen

First orders: 3 new beers to try and some bartender favourites

We talk mezcal margaritas, gluten-free ale and pick out some exciting new beers

3 exciting new beers to try

1 LEVEL HEAD A nod to the legend of St Edmund, Level Head Session IPA is hoppy with tropical and grapefruit notes, and at just 4% ABV is a perfect invitation to keep it steady!
2 FLINT EYE This is a crisp, dry hopped lager with a peach aroma and taste, and subtle pine notes. It celebrates the flint-tipped arrows and sharp eye of the hunting archers.
3 CAMDEN STOUT A sweet talking pint, but not too sweet, and sessionable at 4%. Poured on nitrogen, this is a seriously creamy and smooth pint that will shake up the stout market.

What’s on your bar?

We speak to Joel Faulkner, General Manager at The Angel in Holmesfield.

“We’re a pub in the Peak District with a unique selling point in that we’re completely gluten free, from our food menu to our drinks. So, top quality gluten-free cask ales are a must for us.”

Desert island drink: mezcal margarita – I love the smoky hits and acidic pop of the mezcal and lime.

Most versatile soft drink: Fever-Tree Ginger Ale. You can mix it with almost any spirit and it adds incredible depth.

Top upselling tip: guide the customer to larger sizes and better quality. They’ll enjoy the experience more if they’re having a nicer drink and if that means spending more money too, it’s a win all round.

Current customer favourite: Thornbridge Brewery’s Coltrane. This gluten-free ale special has been flying out.

Newest drink on our bar: The Hugo Spritz – gin, prosecco, elderflower and soda.


And our top cocktail pick this month is...

The London Diablo

London Diablo
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