Hobgoblin Beer and Bugs Tasting Session [VIDEO]

Happy spooky month! The good people at Hobgoblin sent us a beer & bugs tasting snack pack to try out. Spoiler alert: we totally bugged out and loved it!

“This was about pairing delicious canapé dishes, which use bugs, with some fantastic beers from Hobgoblin.  Traditionally people think of wine when it comes to food pairing; but the flavour profiles in beer are so rich and varied and interesting – perfect for food pairings.

Insects are incredibly high in protein, low in carbohydrate, low in sugar: This is not some sort of novelty experiment, because we can all learn how to appreciate the relative normality of eating bugs; after all, ultimately we are quite happy to eat things like prawns, which are really just sea bugs.” – James Ramsden (Pidgin Chef)

You can find the full breakdown of the beer and bugs after the videos below.

Pick up your own Hobgoblin Beer & Bugs Snack Pack, RRP £32,

Check out the tasting session video below with Seán of Cans Across The World and Darren Matthews, comedian and podcaster.

James Ramsden’s insect-rich Halloween menu at Pidgin in London’s Hackney
Hobgoblin Ruby Beer 4.5% ABV paired with Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets
Hobgoblin IPA 5% ABV paired with Peri Peri Crunchy Roasted Crickets
Hobgoblin Gold 4.5% ABV paired with Sweet Chilli & Lime Crunchy Roasted Crickets
King Goblin Imperial Ruby Beer 6.6% ABV paired with Salted Toffee Crunchy Roasted Crickets

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.