Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Pandazilla in bottle
So after a lot of manual work and a lot of waiting for labels to come through we finally have Panda Frog Pandazilla in bottles and released to the wider world. I myself have tried a few at home, though really wished I had stocked up for paternity leave because I honestly favour the bottle-conditioned version marginally over cask or keg. The carbonation, head, lacing and aroma are bang on what I was aiming for. Which is great considering that before we started the whole bottle conditioning kerfuffle we knew there would be variables we couldn't control.
I would advise serving on the cooler side of the textbook 10-12C, on its own or with oriental dishes such as duck chop suey. My food-pairing experiments so far have often pointed me in the direction of dishes featuring a mild sour element. Cider baked pork chops also work well. Alternatively try chocolate, especially dark chocolate based desserts (berry fruit thrown in optionally). But to take things to the next level I would try it with chicken balti (that one kicked my ass). In fact any medium spiced curry or Mexican dish is worth a try.