A roundup of cool things from Yorkshire Indies that caught our eye this May

Our monthly roundup of stuff we like, from special edition beers to Tapas tutorials. Taken from Scran magazine issue one. Read the full issue here.

La Casita launch Cook at home Tapas videos

Popular Yorkshire Tapas restaurant chain La Casita are encouraging fans to try cooking tapas at home by creating easy to follow YouTube cooking videos. Dishes available online with video instruction, include the popular halloumi and chorizo popcorn, chilli and garlic prawns, patatas bravas and sticky chicken and herbs. Simply search for “La Casita Cooking Channel” on Youtube or head to their Facebook page.

They are also due to release a tapas cookbook with all proceeds going to a local cause close to their hearts. With over 40 recipes, there is something for all the family including mains, desserts, cocktail recipes and wine and beer food pairing suggestions. Head to their Facebook page or website to keep up to date with when and how you can get your hands on one and donate to a good cause at the same time.


Theakstons jarred goodness

Did you know that Theakston Brewery produce a range of tasty condiments including jams, chutneys and mustards based around their legendary Old Peculiar beer?  Well they do and they are available to buy individually or as part of a hamper for the ultimate indulgent night in. 

Their entry level hamper ‘The Cooper’, costs £45.95 and contains a Bottle of Old Peculier, a Bottle of Lightfoot, one jar of Perculier English Country Mustard, Peculier Seville Orange Marmalade. Peculier Christmas Pudding 120g (because why not!) and a Theakston Branded Gold Rim Stemmed Glass. 

If you’re just after some beer then you can pick up a 5 litre keg of fresh cask conditioned Old Peculier or Best Bitter  via their webshop.

Harrogate independent drive in

Harrogate Tipple have put together their own ‘Independent Drive In’ with a huge range of alcohol, groceries and treats available for clock and collect.

The hampers bring together produce from a number of  local suppliers including Acorn Dairy, Baltzersen’s, Brown and Blond, The Cheeseboard, Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside Nurseries, Harrogate Spring Water, Jarfull. Legitimate Industries, The Little Ale House, Northern Bloc, Old Sleningford Preserves, Regal Flowers and Ripley Castle. Their website is full of local, independent produce so check it out!


Northern Monk’s
Mango Cacao Sour

The first in a brand new Old Flax Store Projects. beer series, This thick Mango Cacao Sour has been brewed with Alphonso mango and conditioned over Peruvian cacao, with Madagascan vanilla rounding out the flavours.

Heavily dry hopped with Citra to back up the tropical fruit flavours, the result is a delicately soured beer with a touch of bitterness from the cacao to balance the juice.

Each of the Old Flax Store Projects will be individually numbered, no beer will be re-brewed and no two beers will be the same. They are also limited to two cans per person, making it all the more special for those who can get their hands on one!


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