Kent's Mad Cat Brewery creates bespoke Thai beer

The Faversham-based microbrewers are working with Rosa’s Thai Cafe chain

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The team at Rosa’s Thai Cafe, the popular Thai restaurant group founded by chef Saiphin Moore, have announced that they will launch the restaurant’s first exclusive house beer. Rosa’s has teamed up with family-run Mad Cat Brewery in Faversham to create Rosa’s Thai PA, a unique Thai inspired craft pale ale blended with lemongrass and lime, on the menu at all Rosa’s sites from 1st October.

Rosa’s Thai PA (4.6%) has been developed by Mad Cat Brewery in their microbrewery at Brogdale Farm, with consultancy from the Rosa’s F&B team, to complement the authentic, fragrant and spicy flavours of the restaurant’s menu. Both the lemongrass and lime used to infuse the beer are sourced directly from Thailand, in line with Rosa’s wider ethos to use Thai produce and support farmers in the country wherever possible. The resulting beer is crisp and light, with refreshing citrus notes and pairs perfectly with Rosa’s signature curries, stir fries and soups.

Following a trial in Rosa’s Bluewater restaurant, Rosa’s Thai PA, which is completely vegan friendly, will be available from 1st October across Rosa’s restaurants in London, Liverpool and Leeds. It will be priced at £4.50 for a 330ml bottle.

Mat Cat Brewery managing director Peter Meany said: "Rosa's Thai Pale Ale is a modern craft beer collaboration between us and Rosa's Thai Café. As a team we love Thai food and had been thinking about creating a Thai inspired beer concept so when we received an approach from Rosa's we jumped at the chance to collaborate with them. They have been tremendously supportive, offering us feedback on flavour profiles and giving us the opportunity to test run our beer in their Bluewater restaurant.

“The beer will appeal to a wide range of consumers enjoying and complementing the fantastic range of foods offered by the Rosa's"