Posts tagged with "Lager"

Busch Light is Here For You Iowa

Iowa has been named the unofficial capital of Busch Light!

The state loves it so much that last year when one of their teams went on the road to Memphis for a Bowl Game, the Iowan fans drank the city COMPLETELY DRY of Busch Light.

In order to ensure this never happens again, Busch Guy has taken matters into his own hands ahead of the 2018 #ValeroAlamoBowl in San Antonio where Iowa will face-off Washington State.

Busch Guy has pulled out all of the stops to ensure the city is prepared for the onslaught of Busch Light lovers that will be in San Antonio for game day. Not only is Busch Guy making sure that more bars than ever are stocked with Iowans number one beer, but he’ll be reporting live from Texas over the next two days, monitoring beer supplies around the city and responding to fans via @Busch Twitter with the hashtag #BuschSafeHouse.

Check out the Busch Light Response Team on-site in San Antonio here: VIDEO LINK.

Burbank Beer Festival Returns

The Burbank Beer Festival will take over five blocks of Downtown Burbank with two sessions of craft beer sampling, bringing the best of budget-friendly fun, beautiful scenery and delicious brews to the California beer scene. Session 1 will be from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Session 2 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. As an added incentive, attendees who book a room at a Burbank hotel will receive two free tickets to the festival.

The ticket sampling sessions will feature tastings of over 85 craft beers on tap from scores of different breweries including: Lagunitas Brewing CompanyGolden Road BrewingRiley’s BrewingMt. Lowe Brewing Co.; Elysian Brewing Co.; Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyLincoln Beer CompanyGoose Island Beer Co.; Breckenridge BreweryCoronado Brewing Co.; Santa Maria Brewing CompanyConcrete Jungle Brewing ProjectWhite Claw Hard SeltzerThe Good Cider;Mike’sTap It Brewing Co.; Wiretap BrewingCalidad BeerThe Dude’s Brewing Company;24hour BeerBaja Brewing Co.; Brewyard Beer CompanyWiens Brewing Co.; Belching Beaver Brewery; and Trustworthy Brewing Co. with more to be announced.

In addition to the two ticketed sampling sessions, the Burbank Beer Festival will include a free street fair with a variety of vendors that will be open to all. DJs and performers will provide entertainment throughout the festival with live musical performances taking place on the main stage located at San Fernando Boulevard and Olive Avenue.

The festival is also a great opportunity to experience Downtown Burbank’s 400 shops and restaurants such as Pampas Grill, Neko Stop, Yard House, and the recently renovated Burbank Town Center featuring Cost Plus World Market, H&M, Carters/Osh Kosh B’Gosh and more. For more information on Downtown Burbank or to make restaurant reservations, please visit www.DTNBUR.com.

About Burbank Beer Festival
Fall Street Fair hours are from from 12:00 noon to 7:30 PM, and entry is free and open to the public. Tickets are $10-$45 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 85 beers on tap. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s beer tasting blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is open to all and free of charge.  For more information, please visit www.BurbankBeerFestival.com or www.dtnbur.com.

Comparing, Contrasting, Cutting, GUINNESS

The Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin has been brewing beer since its founder, Arthur Guinness, signed his now famous 9,000-year lease on the property on December 31st 1759. The brewery began its life producing ales for Dublin City, it would soon embark on a journey brewing new styles of beer originating in London known as Porter’s and Stout’s. This journey would lead the then small family brewery located on the outskirts of Dublin City to become the largest Stout brewery in the world. Along the 258-year journey that Guinness has undertaken it has been frequently enjoyed at the table alongside a well paired dish.

 

The secret of a good pairing lies in the three C’s, Comparing, Contrasting and Cutting.

 

We will now use Guinness Draught Stout as an example of how to Compare and Contrast the same beer with two different dishes, and examine how the presence of one can interact with the flavor of the other.

 

When Comparing we are required to find foods with similar flavor and intensity to that of the beer. These flavors will then compliment and resonate with each other.

 

For our first pairing, we use Guinness Draught Stout, found in new throw-back cans featuring the Kinkajou, a marketing creation from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s by legendary artist John Gilory. Distinctively dark with a rich creamy head, coffee and malty, and the perfect balance of bitter, sweet and roast characters. These flavors are the product of using roasted barley in our brewing and also give Guinness Draught Stout it’s iconic ruby red color. When the barley is roasted at 466 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 and 1Ž2 hours it undergoes a change called the Maillard reaction, a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that also gives browned food its distinctive flavor. The flavors from the roasted barley used in Guinness Draught Stout balance wonderfully with the similar rich roasted flavors of an Applewood Smoked Bacon Sandwich with each sip of stout harmonizing with every bite of sandwich until both glass and plate are empty.

 

GUINNESS DRAUGHT & APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON SANDWICH

 

After looking at Comparing let us now review Contrasting Guinness Draught Stout with a different dish. As we know Stout tastes of coffee and bitter flavors, let us use those to contrast against and accentuate the sweet and creamy deliciousness of a warm Apple and Pear Tart nestled under a generous scoop of Vanilla Gelato. This pairing is very similar to having your cup of coffee with a sweet pastry or confection.

 

GUINNESS DRAUGHT & APPLE AND PEAR TART

 

Finally let’s discuss Cutting. We will utilize Guinness Blonde American Lager as our example for Cutting. Guinness Blonde American Lager, light and hoppy with floral and citrus notes and a long malt biscuit finish. This crisp and refreshing lager has a lively mouthfeel provided by its ample carbonation, this carbonation is ideal for “Cutting” through creamy and juicy dishes and cleansing the palate after each bite. While enjoying a burger at a BBQ or creamy ham and cheese croquettes using this pairing technique, Cutting scrubs the palate and resets your taste buds after each sip.

 

BLONDE AMERICAN LAGER & HAM & CHEDDAR CHEESE CROQUETTES

 

We hope you enjoy using the 3 C’s for your future beer and food pairing adventures! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Brewer’s at Guinness and always remember to Drink Responsibly.

 

Eoghain Clavin, Guinness Brewery Ambassador, Pacific Region U.S.