That's right! Food & Beer Fridays! I plan to try and spot a beer or maybe beer company and/or a recipe of the week. I'd love for you to join in! Let me know if you end up linking up!
This week's spot-light :
With spring's arrival and summer on the horizon, I'm ready to move away from heavy stouts and winter ales. One of my favorite styles of the lighter variety is a pilsner. Since my very favorite pilsner, Terrapin Sound Czech, was a limited time release, I have to stick with Victory Prima Pils which I can snag up all the time.
Pilsners are basically a pale lager. The name originated in the city of Pilsen in today's Czech Republic.
To a newbie craft beer drinker (ie. those of you still choosing wheat beers over pale ales), Prima Pils may be a bit too much. While pilsner beers are typically lighter in color, they have a strong hop aroma and flavor. Victory's is loaded with German and Czech hops which lend to, in my opinion, a more prominent hop flavor than other pilasters I've tried.
As I am really no professional nor is my palate as developed as those other beer aficionados I know, I had to do a bit of research on the best food pairing for Prima Pils. I'll drink it with practically anything, but it pairs best with spicy dishes based on the long, dry finish it gives.
Since I adore spicy dishes, I'm planning to pair my Prima Pils with Carrie's guacamole and some tofu tacos for the win.
[I made this at least five times last summer!]
[Also, I didn't do an official link-up here, but give me your feedback! If enough people (I guess at least five?) show interest in linking up, I'll get a linky tool set up for next week!]