Brooklyn Black Chocolate Floats

Yesterday, along with a number of the Leeds blogging contingent, I spent the afternoon enjoying lunch with Garrett Oliver and Eric Ottaway of Brooklyn Brewery. The meal was organised by James Clay, and hosted by Mr Foley’s  – with a knockout menu served up by Tyler Kiley.

Chicken Wings in Hot Sauce and Pulled Pork Sandwiches headed up the main courses, accompanied by the likes of Brooklyn Blast and Mary’s Maple Porter. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that Pulled BBQ Pork and Maple Porter are a match made in heaven, but I’m going to anyway.

But despite my love of Pork (which does indeed run deep and passionate), it was the dessert course of Black Chocolate Stout with a huge dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream nestled in the top that really put a smile on my face. As you can imagine, there was a lot of chatter in the room as Garrett regaled us with anecdote after anecdote, but for a fleeting second, all that stopped, and there was only the clink of spoons in glasses to be heard.

Some swirled, some sniffed, some dug the ice-cream out and ate that first – but we were all smiling. Garrett confessed that he enjoys this all the time at home, but even he was grinning like a Cheshire Cat as he chased that last bit of Ice Cream around his glass.

And that, my friends, is what it’s all about. Massive thanks to all involved.

About leighgoodstuff

Blog: I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass.

Posted on 15/03/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Blog post gave me the warm and fuzzies thanks mate! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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  3. Looks like an awesome chocolate cake. I am salivating over it right now!

  4. Looks ace Leigh and sounds even better.. Hard to get proportions from the pic of beer & ice cream can you elaborate mate please?

    Funny as we came back from York on Sat where the barman at Trembling Madness recommended a combo involving Brooklyn black, I won’t elaborate here as I’m going to try it and blog it up but it sounded “interesting’..


  5. Looks and sounds like an amazing evening. Well done yet again to Mr Foley’s they really get top points for organising an evening like this.

    That pulled pork sandwich sounds fabulous and the Stout Ice Cream out of this world what a finale.

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