We've picked some incredible beers that will pair perfectly with this hot weather! Personal staff picks of Nigel & Devon.
Blanche de Namur - An incredibly well made Belgian Wit with coriander and bitter orange used for spice. Light, refreshing, very balanced and easy drinking. Prominent notes of black pepper and lemon make it an excellent salad pairing!
Suggested food pairings: light arugula salads with vinaigrette, poached salmon with butter, lemon chicken.
Trinity Brewing Seven Day Sour - An American-style gueuze made in true Belgian fashion with 30% raw wheat, aged hops, lactobacillus, & brettanomyces. Barnyardy, funky aromas and flavor follow thru to tart flavors of lemons & citrus fruit. This beer is also both kettle fermented and vessel fermented and does not see any oak aging. Pure stainless steel, baby!
Suggested food pairings: traditional pairing of oysters or mussels with lemon & butter, spritzy summer salads, stinky cheeses like gorgonzola or stilton, omelettes with cream sauces.
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste, Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - A classic West Flanders Red made in the historical fashion, unblended sour ale aged 18-months in cognac oak barrels. Robust flavors of dried fruit, vanilla, strawberry-rhubarb, dried cherries, stonefruit & cocoa. Great acidity with balsamic vinegar tones and abundant oak flavors. The many different yeasts add layers of flavor with Saccharomyces, Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces (and acetobacter) contributing to the fermentation and eventual flavor.
Suggested food pairings: traditional pairing of Carbonade Flamande, sour cherry pie, strawberry rhubarb crisp. Great with fruity desserts.
Mikkeller Tiger Baby - This has been a long favorite among many of the Andrew Hilton staff. A beautifully balanced American Pale ale made with dank hops, clean yet fairly assertive bitterness, with loads of tropical fruit overtones. Additionally made with mango and passionfruit to add layers of fruit flavors.
Suggested food pairings: wide range of foods, bbq burgers & chicken breast, strawberry bundt cake, fruit sorbet, fruit salad.