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What craft beer goes with fish? This time on The Flavor Project, we have Hawaiian Butterfish with grilled pineapple and mango salsa, shiitakes, baby bok chou, almond rice, & lemon beurre blanc. What is the perfect craft beer to match this coastal dish?
"I would suggest Lost Abbey Witches Wit, a 4.8% wheat beer with big notes of grapefruit zest, orange peel, and coriander. The tartness from the wheat will cut the richness of this delicious fish and the beurre blanc. The citrus notes will intermingle nicely with the pineapple and mango salsa, while the coriander will dance with the shiitakes & bok choy!" — Dr. Bill, Master Pairings
How do you pair a salad with Craft beer? The Flavor Project comes this week from Jake’s Grill in Portland, Oregon! Their roasted organic beet salad is delicious with grapefruit wedges, goat cheese, arugula, & balsamic syrup. What craft beer can deal with all of these flavors?
"I would recommend Avery White Rascal, a Belgian-style Wit that has a little more hop influence than your average Belgian. The tartness from the wheat and the citrus will match the acidity in the balsamic and the grapefruit wedges and yet will complement the peppery notes of the arugula with the Belgian yeast." — Dr. Bill, Master Pairings
Today’s dish comes from Sbicca Del Mar, and their delicious Jumbo Lump Crabcake with mustard remoulade & micro green herb salad. What craft beer do you pair with this classic?
"Yum! The pairing that I recommend would be a Belgian style Golden ale, Lost Abbey Inferno comes to mind. 8.5% dry golden ale allowing the rich fattiness of the crab to shine and will handle any herbs and spices in the crab cake due to the complexity of the Belgian yeast." — Dr. Bill, Master Pairings
This time on The Flavor Project, clam chowder with caramelized onions, bacon, & cheddar biscuits. From Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy, San Diego. What craft beer goes best with this delicious soup?
"I would pair this with North Coast Ol No. 38 Stout. U first discovered this 5.4% stout at the GABF in 1992 when it won the Silver Medal in the dry stout category. It’s low ABV won’t overwhelm the chowder like so many bigger stouts would. The bitter espresso notes will cut through the creamy richness and the roasted malts will match the caramelized onions, bacon, and cheddar biscuits beautifully. " — Dr. Bill, Master Pairings
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Happy #WineWednesday! For a crisp, refreshing Summer white, try a Grüner Veltliner. This one has zippy notes of lemon and lime w minerality. Simple drinkability & inexpensive! Pair w ceviche, fish tacos, and citrus salads. #wine #Summer #enjoy #hotweathercure #grunerveltliner #winegeek (at la mia casa, just west of Europe)