Celia & Clive: A gluten free match made in heaven
I know we’ve talked about CELIA gluten free lager on this blog before. If you haven’t tried it yet, where have you been? It’s the only brewery in the world that uses saaz hops, a protected variety. And it has an amazing clean and refreshing flavour with a subtle sweet taste at the end. The other half is a big craft beer lover. And he’s a big fan of CELIA. And it’s not just him. CELIA picked up the award for best gluten free beer at 2013’s Free From Awards. Not bad considering it only launched last year!
CELIA lager is also fantastic with food. So when we heard that CELIA had joined with Clive handmade pies for a one night stand at Vozars in Brixton, we hot footed it to one of our favourite gluten free restaurants in south London.
Clive’s is a vegetarian organic bakery based in south Devon producing a range of pies, cakes and flapjacks using interesting ingredients. But let’s talk about the gluten free pies shall we?
We tried the Aloo Gobi pie served with a yoghurt dressing and salad. And Minty Chickpeas served with a hot pepper sauce and green veggies. Crikey. The pies were fantastic! The pastry was short almost crumbly and moist so it sorted of melted in your mouth. And they were big enough to be substantial but you never feel like you had a mouthful of pastry because there was plenty of filling too, which were really moist, really spicy, and really flavoursome.
The bad news? This was a one night only event to celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week. The good news is that you can buy a Clive’s pie and a bottle of CELIA for only £4 from Ocado. But hurry, the offer ends on May 20th.
CELIA lager normally retails for £2.49. And Clive’s Pies for £2.99.
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