Simple Simon goes into National Pie Week with all Gunns blazing this year. The Biggar pie makers based in The Scottish Borders, Simple Simon's Perfect Pies, have teamed up with nearby Campbell's Brewery in Peebles to create a brand new, limited edition Steak and Ale Pie using one of Gunner's exceptional craft ales.
The award winning pie makers use only the best, locally sourced produce for their pies, so it's no surprise they chose to collaborate with the brewery to celebrate National Pie Week which runs from March 5th - 11th this year.
Fiona Anderson, owner of Simple Simon's Perfect Pies is thrilled about the collaboration, 'We had such a great time working to perfect our Simple Simon Steak and Gunner Ale Pie. We went to Campbell's Brewery in Peebles to sample the beers to find the one that would meld well and then had to get the bus home!'
The delicious new pie consists of slow cooked Scotch Assured Beef soaked in Gunner Ale overnight, until the meat is supremely tender and brimming with flavour. The recipe went through several changed until both parties agreed on the final product.
Simple Simon's Perfect Pies are passionate about collaboration, naming it an excellent way to combine resources, come up with innovative ideas and reinforce important messages about provenance and local sourcing.