Each month, Zerodegrees excites its many friends and fans that frequent their bars and restaurants with a range of fantastic limited-edition, speciality beers available on tap, and this October is certainly no exception. With enticing spicy, floral, smoky and chocolatey notes, start Autumn off the right way in Cardiff and celebrate with a concoction the likes of which you’ve never experienced.
Situated at the centre of the now bustling beer scene in the Welsh capital, but with locations in Blackheath, Bristol and Reading, Zerodegrees Cardiff occupies a prime spot along Westgate Street and boasts magnificent views of Millennium Stadium. With its Grade II listed façade, chic industrial interiors, and open-plan brewery where the beer is brewed on-site, there is no finer spot in the city to enjoy a beer (like their famous Mango beer) or dine on some of the UK’s most delicious pizzas and Italian food.
Heading up their four speciality beers this month is the autumnal Pumpk it Up!, a pumpkin ale inspired, as the name would suggest, by this iconic October vegetable. Comforting, spicy, and perfectly paired with a spicy pizza or risotto off of their award-winning and simply scrumptious menu, this appetising ale made with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg is the best of Autumn poured into a pint glass. Using only the most perfect Musquée de Provence pumpkins, a nice French variety, these pumpkins are roasted in a wood-fired oven to soften the flesh and added to the mash tun along with the four spices to create this beer’s unique and unforgettable flavour.
For something a little smokier, savour their smoked wheat ale, Grodziskie. Inspired by Poland’s famous smoked meat, fishes and fruit, this is the brewer’s first attempt to brew a smoked beer. Try it with their BBQ chicken pizza or mussels with hot smoky chorizo, Dijon, and wheat ale broth. If you fancy something with a nutty, bready, and chocolaty taste, the American mild ale will lift your mood despite the miserable weather. Made with Maris Otter malt as the base malt and Chinook hops for the beer’s distinctive piney aroma, enjoy this brew with a warming meatball linguine or Portobello mushroom and prosciutto pizza as you catch up with friends.
Last but not least, their Passionfruit sour NEIPA has a unique and surprising sour and fruity taste and is perfectly paired with a milder dish off of the menu. And if none of these brews take your fancy, their core beers, including their famous mango beer, are available all year round.
So come on down to Cardiff (or Blackheath, Bristol and Reading) this October to try these enticing, autumnal beers for yourself. As a favourite restaurant of ours here at Fed Up & Drunk, if you’ve never visited one of these fine venues, we guarantee you’ll you be thankful you did.