On a pure baltic Tuesday night, 25 Yelp Elites (and a few +1s) descended into the cosy depths of Bier Halle! Yelpers were to be treated to an exclusive Innis & Gunn beer tasting followed by Bier Halle's famous pizza. What a winning combination!
First up was the beer tasting. Innis & Gunn graciously provided a myriad of beers to try – Innis & Gunn Original, Rum Finish, Toasted Oak IPA and the very special Canadian Cherrywood Finish! Our tasting was led by the dashing Rich and lovely Lindsay from Innis & Gunn who told us the history of the brand as well as some tasting tips. Sara T loved that Rich asked that Yelpers 'to get in contact if we find any good food pairings for Innis & Gunn … which has now become an idea for the Drunchblog!'.
The beers were sipped and the Yelpers were delighted! 'Innis and Gunn put on a great tasting with and excellent story about the development of the brand. Any historical narrative that includes booze being hauled away in Irn-Bru bottles is one to re-tell' raved Andrew C.
Trudie M's 'personal favourite was the IPA and the Cherrywood both real nice beers that I had never tasted before!
Harry L says it was 'informative and fun! The night started out with 4 different beers – good variety, background and history of both the beers and the Innis and Gunn company!'
Then it was time for pizza. Oh, the pizza! Austen M loved the 'hosin duck! I will be be going back for it very soon. Also really enjoyed the pastrami and mustard & the chorizo!' Joseph P loved that he was able to 'try a few different pizzas as I usually can't see past the Spicy Merguez Sausage pizza (tastes like fancy donner kebab!)'.
On Angela B's table they tried 'the Margherita, Red Chilli & some type of sausage/meat and also a Meatball one. Every single one was gorgeous ~ thin, light base with just the right amount of topping, yum!'
Trudie M raves about the 'hoi sin duck – WOW! I would never have ordered this, but I has change pizza for life. Amazing. Next the Pastrami, this is like a hot dog on a pizza…epic!'
Finally came the photobooth antics – props and wooden letters galore. Some spelling issues were encountered, as well as Charlie's Angel style posing. All in all, a great way to top off an excellent night at Bier Halle with Innis & Gunn!
A huge thank you to Innis & Gunn for putting on such a wonderful beer tasting – Rich, Lindsay and Leila! Also thanks to Bier Halle for hosting the event as well as treating us to your tasty pizza selection! All the photos were snapped by the amazing Alasdair Watson Photography.
Briony "Pale like a Scottish Pale Ale" C
Yelp Glasgow Community Manager