I had my first steak & ale pie in a London pub after a long 14 hour work day at London Heathrow. It was an amazing thing that put me on the path to savoring the British meat pies. Jamie Oliver and especially Angela Boggiano have made these pies famous and promotes easy versions of them.
Inspiration for this recipie came from:
For this recipe we use a German-style dark Hefeweizen by Missoula Bayern Brewery. The dark ale gives a smoother flavor than the Guinness. Overall I found that dark Hefeweizen is hard to beat when cooking with beer.
For the herb ingredients, I recommend fresh herbs if possible. The measurements are roughly accurate since I measure in my hand and not with measuring spoons.