The brewer says that as the feud over the origins of marmalade continues, it is proudly showing where its allegiance lies by opening its latest bar and kitchen venture in Dundee and creating the world’s first ever beer marmalade - Marm & Ale - which combines the popular Innis & Gunn oak-aged IPA with Dundee’s finest preserve.
Innis & Gunn has also created a marmalade IPA using their trademarked beer percolator, that allows it to infuse beers with a wide range of flavours. Both creations will be available at The Beer Kitchen, where the brew will be free to try for a limited time.
Dougal Sharp, Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer said:“Launching in this great city has provided us with an opportunity to do what we do best: push the boundaries of what’s possible with beer through innovation and experimentation”, said
“That’s why we’ve been hard at work brewing a marmalade IPA and even creating spreadable beer for adventurous foodies. We’re proud to be setting up shop in such an innovative and vibrant city, we can’t wait to share our passion for great beer with Dundonians."
All food at Innis & Gunn’s Beer Kitchens is created with a focus of matching it with different beers. Expertly trained waiting staff aim to guide diners on the best food and beer pairings.
“With a focus on pairing food and beer, we are educating diners about the nuances and complexities in beer that they otherwise might be unaware of”, added Sharp. “Our staff will let them know what type of beer best accompanies a meaty stew for example or what they should sip on to draw out new flavours in sweet desserts.”
Spearheaded by retail veteran David Hall, the ‘Beer Kitchen’ brand will continue to roll out venues across the UK and internationally, with plans for another 2 sites by the end of 2016.