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.
Chinese Cuisine: salt baked prawns, Mushu Pork
French Cuisine: roasted duck
Indian Cuisine: savory or spicy roast fish
Mexican Cuisine: Carnitas
Mexican Cuisine: spicy chicken enchiladas
UK/US Cuisine: fish and chips
Thai Cuisine: savory pad Thai
US Cuisine: beef stew
Jewish Cuisine: zucchini (or potatoes) latkes
with dill sour cream
PARADISE ROAD PILSNER
ABV 5.5% • IBU 20 STYLE:BOHEMIAN PILSNER
INSPIRATION: Paradise Road is the namesake of our clean and crisp Bohemian style lager. Our golden pilsner is inspired by Paradise Road’s natural elements of refreshing streams and waterfalls and a place where you want to relax and drink a beer.
TASTING NOTES: The epitome of simplicity and delicacy: brewed with only the highest quality European lager malt and a German noble hop. This beer derives all of its character from the very delicate balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, and the procedural perfection exacted in creating it. Medium-bodied and malt-forward, the flavor of this beer is reminiscent of honeysuckle and fields of grain with a soft background of hop aroma.
Jason Hendrick, Zach Rosen, Andrew Carter, Kevin Prat