Feel free to comment on any of these pairing suggestions, especially if you had another beer pairing in mind.
Spicy grilled chicken, red onion, corn, cilantro, cheese, avocado & roasted peppers lightly fried & served with spicy avocado cream sauce and chipotle ketchup.
This SoCal fusion incorporates all the great herbs, veggies and fruit that makes life here so wonderful and the side sauces give you the opportunity to spice up the egg roll, if you are so inclined. The avocado sauce isn't an aggressive heat by any means, but it will add another layer of creamy complexity to this appetizer. The chipotle addition gives the ketchup a decidedly Asian flair and does a nice job of balancing its sweetness.
1. Try tasting the egg roll first, then sip the beer. The egg roll pulls out a hidden smokey note out of the beer and adds another layer of complexity neither had as solo bites.
2. Try sipping the beer first and then taking a bite of the egg roll. This sequence accentuates the sweet malt, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors that are found in the beer.
Alternate Pairing Option
Seasonal Spotlight: Surfn' Monks Triple
A So-Cal Belgian Triple Ale is brewed with Belgian Candi syrup, dried sweet orange peel, cumin, American hops, and Belgian Yeast. The result is a deceivingly strong ale with big, juicy citrus flavors, complex fruit flavors from the yeast, and moderate bitterness from the hops.
Surfn' Monk isn't a cloyingly sweet triple with a lot of alcohol heat or one of the crazy over hopped American-style Belgian tripels that miss the mark on balance. Surfn' Monks Triple does have a subtle orange juice flavor and a well balanced hop profile. The cumin helps to balance the sweetness and dry out the finish.