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Christmas Ale Mince Pies

We have joined forces with The Hearth Pizzeria to celebrate Christmas in the form of a unique mince pie.

Taking a secret family recipe, handed down by the grandfather of The Hearth’s owner, Michael Hanson, they used our Christmas ale to add a uniqueness of flavour to the mincemeat that can’t be rivalled.

“When I first tried the Christmas Ale, I knew its rich and fruity flavours would work wonders on my granddad’s recipe, so immediately went over to see Harveys about working together. As well as the Harveys’ beer, the homemade mincemeat includes locally scrumped apples, and local flour. Plus, every pie is hand made, in the old fashioned way,” said Michael Hanson.

“We believe in working with local businesses, so when Michael came to us suggesting that we celebrated the season with mince pies using our own Christmas Ale and his family recipe, we jumped at the opportunity, especially after trying them, and immediately placed an order.” stated Adam Bagnall, Manager of Harveys Brewery Shop, Lewes.

The pies are handmade in small batches at The Hearth and are now available from both establishments, with the official launch taking place at Lewes Late Night Shopping on Thursday 4th December. We advise you to pre-order due to high demand – please contact our brewery shop on 01273 480 217.

A video of the ‘making of’ will be shown in our brewery shop, and is posted below:

Mince Pies from the Hearth from Blue Raincloud on Vimeo.

One thought on “Christmas Ale Mince Pies

  1. Interesting to hear. I hope these do well.

    Speaking of the Christmas Ale, how about a new label for that next year? That one’s being going many years, and it is a fairly dull one.

    For a change you could have a nativity scene. Or if that’s too religious how about a snowy Victorian Christmas street scene, which would fit in nicely with your brewery architecture.

    Or if it must be Father Christmas does he have to look quite so much like the modern U.S. Santa after Coca-Cola got their corporate hands on him? Interestingly on 19th century cards while Father Christmas does often appear in red (which is what attracted Coca-Cola) he also appears in blue. Dickens and his artist in A Christmas Carol had him in an green robe, signifying the vigorous natural growth of evergreens, with a bare chest.

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