The Snakebite and Black. A drink surrounded with rumor and urban myth, that some pubs in England apparently refuse to serve. Does it have the affect people say? Find out here.
Memorial Day is here. A time for remembrance, smoked meatloaf sandwiches and Gilgamesh Brewing's Mamba black tea and tangerine beer.
Oregon is ripe with so many amazing breweries that I have a hard time drinking the same thing over and over again - rarely do I drink the same beer twice. Fire Mountain Brew House is the exception to this rule.
Perfect for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo, the Portland Brewing Rose Hip Gold Belgian-Style Ale is a complimentary pairing with the mild peppers and tangy salsa used in this dish: Stuffed Pasilla Peppers and Nachos with Tomatillo Salsa.
In Oregon, it has got to be a downright sin not to finish a growler full of anything, so I was determined to do something with it. Given that this is a 2014 bronze medal world beer cup award winning sour beer, what came to my mind was reduction.
Bacon, Lemon and Tomato Pasta with Pelican Pub & Brewery Tsunami Stout: there's nothing subtle about this pairing, it is an all out flavor war in your mouth, and I like it that way.
I have had the pleasure to attend two of Party Downtown's Brewers Dinners recently, and both times I've walked away inspired to recreate one of their dish pairings in my own home.