Jason and I discuss the beer and food pairing options available at this year's Bounty of the County. Bounty of the County is an annual event held each year at the Ventura County Fair, however this is the first year beer has been included! The event featured 3 Ventura County breweries and 3 Ventura County restaurants who worked together to create some delicious beer pairings. A people's choice style competition was used to crown the best beer and food pairing combination at the event.
Jason and I finish our #cpbestinfest episodes and highlight the inaugural Best in Fest winner, Institution Ale Co. Shaun Smith, takes time out of busy schedule to visit with us about Institution Ale Company's growth and guides through a tasting of Restraint, the winning beer.
Food Pairings for Restraint
Chinese Cuisine: Soy Duck
French Cuisine: Duck la Orange
Italian Cuisine: chanterelle Risoto
Japanese Cuisine: Roast Trunips
Mexican Cuisine: Pork Tomale
US Cuisine: Deer/Elk
Breakfast: Bangers and mash
Us Cuisine: Any kind of BBQ
Dessert: Wafer cookies, caramels
Us Cuisine: Roasted pork loin with thyme and a light berry glaze
From Institution Ale Company's Website:
An American Brown Ale aged on hard maple. This beer balances complex flavors of nuttiness, chocolate, roasted coffee, and sweet maple. A full bodied yet refreshing dark ale.
ABV: 6.0% IBU: 34 SRM: 21