Vault City x Waitrose
Don't wait(rose) - our newest beer has landed on supermarket shelves this week! Okay, okay, now we've set the tone for dreadful puns, we can tell you all about our latest sour beer which is currently available exclusively in Waitrose.
Rhubarb & Custard will be joining Triple Fruited Mango which launched in Waitrose earlier this year, and we're so excited to see a second beer popping up on shelf across selected stores.
Rhubarb & Custard
Our Rhubarb & Custard sour is inspired by a combination of sweetshop flavours and the classic British dessert. It has a unique blend of the sharpness of rhubarb with the smooth, sweet notes of custard. This session sour is light and approachable, making it a great choice for die hard Vault City fans or someone just looking to try something different in their weekly shop!
Where can I get it?
We're launching Rhubarb & Custard in 40 stores across the UK, hopefully giving people plenty of chances to get their hands on our sweet shop inspired dessert sour.
Fruited sour beer opens up a whole new world when it comes to food pairings and we've put together plenty of options for the most adventurous eaters as well as chicken nugget adults. No shame in either from us!
The unique blend of tart rhubarb and sweet custard flavours offer a lot of versatility when it comes to food pairings, here are some options from the Vault City kitchen to complement our latest Waitrose release...
Cheese Platter: Opt for creamy and mild cheeses like Brie or Camembert. The creaminess of these cheeses can beautifully balance the tartness of the beer. Add some crackers and a bit of fruit preserve for an extra layer of flavour.
Grilled Pork or Chicken: The slight sweetness and tartness of the beer can complement white meats quite well. Consider a grilled pork chop or chicken breast with a light herb seasoning to let the flavours of the beer shine.
Seafood Dishes: Light seafood like grilled shrimp or a fresh crab salad can be a great match. The beer's acidity can cut through the richness of seafood, enhancing its natural flavours.
Spicy Asian Cuisine: Try it with Thai or Vietnamese dishes that have a balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. The tartness of the beer can cool down the heat, while its sweetness can complement the dish's flavours.
Fruit Desserts: Pair it with a fruit-based dessert like an apple tart or a peach cobbler. The beer's fruity notes will harmonize with the dessert, creating a delightful combination.
Charcuterie Board: Include cured meats, pickles, and olives. The sourness of the beer can cut through the fat of the meats, while the pickles and olives can match its tart profile.
Vegetarian Quiche or Tart: A vegetable quiche with a buttery flaky crust (however you say it) can pair nicely, especially if it includes ingredients like spinach, leeks, or mushrooms.
Roasted Root Vegetables: Try it with a mix of roasted carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes. The earthiness of the vegetables can complement the beer's robust profile.