To make the introduction of beer something really special, we added a commercial beer competition to the mix to highlight local and regional breweries. We thought this would be a great way to bring attention to the growing craft beer movement and give you a chance to explore new beers or beer styles and plan your beer tasting experience once you step through the gate.
What makes this competition something special is the judging panel was asked to provide food pairing suggestions for each of the beers that were entered into the festival. Below you will find their food pairing suggestions for Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company's, Paradise Rd. Pilsner. You might not be able to find all of their food pairing suggestions at the festival -some of them are pretty exotic- but use the suggestions as a guide to enhance your beer experience
French Cuisine: Cassoulet
Greek Cuisine: Loukaniko sausage
Japanese Cuisine: Grilled eel
Mexican Cuisine: Chicharrones
Other: Grilled sweet peaches with a honey drizzle and mascarpone /basil garnish.
An adaptation of an English Pale Ale reflecting indigenous ingredients and West Coast flavors. Moderately hopped, showing a citrus hop character with medium-bodied balance.
Jason Hendrick, Zachary Rosen, Andrew Carter, Kevin Prat