beer tasting parties
Lagers: Oktoberfest Lager This reddish-amber brew is masterfully blended with roasted malt, which creates a harmony of sweet flavors, including caramel and toffee. Traditionally brewed for fall release, some brewers offer this full-bodied style of lager year-round, but it's still most popular during the autumn. Food Pairings: Grilled meats (especially bratwurst and pork roast), poultry, pretzels with mustard, potato wedges, and pizza #food_pairings #beer #bbq #food #recipes
Ales: Pale Ale This crisp, light- to medium-bodied brew has a malty sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. India Pale Ale and English Bitter are popular choices. Food Pairings: Buffalo wings, bacon-cheeseburger sliders, burritos, pizza, bacon-enhanced dishes, and aged cheddar cheese #food_pairings #beer #bbq #food #recipes
Ales: Stout From fruity to bitter, these ebony-hue beers are roasted with malts and perfectly balanced with hops for a bittersweet finish. Food Pairings: Charbroiled steaks and burgers, hearty soups and stews, and blackened meats, as well as brownies and cheesecake #food_pairings #beer #bbq #food #recipes
Lagers: American-Style Amber Lager This medium-body beer is noted for its rich caramel-like flavors. It has a smooth, light feel in the mouth and a clean, crisp finish. Food Pairings: Barbecued chicken, barbecue-sauced wienies, grilled steaks, fried calamari, pizza, nachos, and chips #beer #bbq #food #recipes
BEER TASTING I set up a heated tent in the backyard (the party was in November here in Connecticut) and everyone was assigned one of four categories of beers to bring for the tasting. As guests arrived they put the beers in huge galvanized buckets that I purchased at Home Depot. Each bucket had a sign designed and printed by Anna that listed the beer categories (Ale, Lager, Stout and Seasonal).