To make the introduction of beer in the title 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 Surf Brewery's County Line Rye. You won't 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.
County Line Rye
Chinese Cuisine: Kung Pao
French Cuisine: Creamy Cheeses
Korean Cuisine: Fish curry
US Cuisine: Grilled Corn
Breakfast: Chorizo & Eggs
US Cuisine: Burger topped with bacon and sunny side eggs.
Mexican Cuisine: savory
US Cuisine: savory
Other: Rich/savory meaty stew
INSPIRATION: Named after a surf spot bordering Ventura County & LA County.
TASTING NOTES: Brewed as an American Pale Ale with a twist, a healthy dose of rye adds a subtle spiciness and frothy white head while generous amounts of pleasantly spicy and floral American hops compliment the gentle rye character. Pairs well with a sloppy burger at the beach! Gold medal winner in 2012 and Silver medal in 2013 at the LA County Fair Commercial Beer Competition.
14.0°-Plato 41-IBU 7.0-SRM 6.0-ABV
Jason Hendrick, Zach Rosen, Andrew Carter, Kevin Prat