Rosa’s Thai Cafe to launch first house beer

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 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 1 October.

Rosa’s Thai PA (4.6%) has been developed by Mad Cat Brewery in their microbrewery in Kent, 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.

Speaking of the collaboration, Rosa’s Thai Cafe’s Managing Director Gavin Adair said, “We're excited to have partnered with Mad Cat Brewery on this bespoke Thai PA. Mad Cat Brewery shares the same ethos with Rosa's.

'It's a family run business inspired by father and son's passion for quality craft ales for themselves. They believe in spreading the love of good and tasty products, and this truly comes across during the development process of Rosa's Thai PA.“

Mat Cat Brewery managing director, Peter Meany added, '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 Rosa's.'