I will be adding a few more as the week goes on so be sure to stop back and to see what has been added. I will also be posting reader suggestions below so if you have a suggestion let all of us know about 'em.
May the best pairing win!
Heavy Seas has a huge portfolio that boasts 7 year 'round beers, 20 specialty beers and that doesn't even take into consideration their cask program!
Click here for some more Heavy Seas beer pairings.
One of the "craft beer in a can" (that's right, cans.) pioneers, 21st Amendment Brewery has 9 canned beers in their portfolio. Their three core brands would be enough to keep any beer geek happy but keep your eyes open for their seasonal (Fireside Chat)or any of their collaboration beers.
Click here for Sully's 21A beer pairing suggestions.
Photo and recipe from americastestkitchenfeed.com
Beer Pairing Suggestion: Smith Island Cake with porters or stouts (especially espresso stouts)
A cake like the original or any of the other varieties, needs a beer that can stand up to all the rich flavors and fudgy goodness. That is why I am suggesting you pair big roasty beers like porters or stouts with this cake.
Of all the Smith Island Cakes to choose from I would pick the double chocolate, raspberry and pair an espresso stout. The bitter chocolate flavors in the beer and cake will resonate with each other while the espresso notes add a layer of complexity and buzz to the pairing.
The roasty flavors in both beers (porter or stout) will counteract with the sweet, mouth coating, chocolate fudge and help cleanse the palate.
To see some Smith Island Baking Company specialty cakes please visit their website.
Beer Pairing Suggestion: Oysters with Stouts
The intense roasty flavors (coffee, bitter chocolate) in these stouts can briefly intensify the saline, sea tastes in the oysters while the subtle chocolate flavors and perceived bitterness cleanses the palate.
This beer pairing can and should change depending on how you prepare the oysters. If you are enjoying raw oysters then you should choose lighter more delicate beers like pilsners or blonde ales. If you are drizzling a sauce over them pair them with light and complex Belgian or Trappist style beers (wits, ambers, blondes, golden strongs) that will resonate with the sauce.
Examples: Guinness Draught, Beamish Stout, Oyster stouts are a double whammy (Rogue, Dogfish Head)
Vote for your favorite craft brewery.
| || |
Polls are closed!
We didn't do too bad of a job prognosticating last week. Leading up to the Big Game we are 7 and 3; and the regular season record was 93-72-1