I mentioned earlier this week that Celia were putting on a launch party for their new gluten free lager, and thought I’d share a few snapshots from the night!
Celia is a gluten free beer brand, whose Celia Lager is one of the most widely stocked and popular varieties of freefrom beer. The launch was for their newbie, Celia Dark, which is similar to their original beer, but as the name suggests, a darker flavour, with a ”burnt caramel aroma’.
The launch was held at the Melt chocolate shop in Holland Park. In a pretty cool and innovative move, Celia and Melt collaborated on some wonderful chocolatey, alcoholic creations for the night, all of which were gluten free!
There was beer + dark chocolate ganache (pictured, above), french macarons, caramels, cocktails, chocolate buttons…who knew that beer and chocolate were so complementary?
I am not usually a huge fan of beer, but I was willing to give Celia’s a go.
Celia Dark was actually the most palatable gluten free beer I’ve tried (and the only one I’ve finished a whole bottle of!) possibly because it tasted vaguely toffeeish and didn’t taste as intensely…hoppy (?) as some others. I am not a beer aficionado, so there are almost certainly others better able to judge on taste. My boyf David who came with me on the night, says that it hasn’t knocked Estrella’s Daura Damm off the top spot for him.
David and I ate a frankly impolite number of boozy / chocolatey treats, and had a lovely time. Well played, Celia.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it, or if there is another gluten free beer that might convert a non-beer drinker like me!