Friday, June 15, 2012

food & beer friday :: a California beer.

I figured it was only fitting to feature a beer based out of California since we're making our way to the great state on Monday!

Yeah, yeah, I'm reverting back to my "light" beer ways, but you'll have to go beyond that.  Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a "pilsner-style lager."  It's definitely a light beer, especially for the Sierra Nevada brand.  It's a refreshing, easy-to-drink beer that is certainly a summer beer.  It definitely has a hoppy flavor, so don't try it if you're used to the Miller Lite variety.  The great thing about this beer is that you can typically find it in your local grocery store, unlike Victory Prima Pils.

[Go pick up this "crisp summer lager" immediately!]

While I'm not sure we'll make it all the way up to Chico, CA to visit the taproom and restaurant, I would definitely recommend a visit!  They put a lot of thought into their food using local, organic meats and vegetarian items that change based on the season!  Check it out.

Now let's talk beer and food pairings.  You know I am a simple girl.  One thing I enjoy about D being out of town is the fact that I can eat the same, simple meals day after day.  It may be simple, but why don't I break it down for you?

That's right!  Black beans and quinoa.  It's that easy.  I'm real professional over here.  Try it.  You won't be disappointed!

And there you have it friends...a perfect, simple, summer dinner.  Enjoy!

What is your favorite summer beer?  Or simple dish?

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whitney said...

holy shittake that looks good.

i am too scared to try poaching an egg. i have watched tons of youtube videos but go.

and you should try a heavy seas beer. it is a stout and dark and delicious. it tastes like chocolate!

Jo said...

Hey, you know we're getting a Sierra Nevada brewery in Asheville, right? You'll have to come up and check it out when it opens. I'm not sure when that will be, but it's all the talk up here.

Stories of a Girl said...

Yum! Making my tummy rumble just thinking about it!
A quick question...What font did you use on the food picture. I love it!


Emily @ Emmy June said...

That meal sounds delish.

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

oh, yum! that dinner looks delicious. i can't wait for beer to re-enter my life!

Ro said...

Mmmm that food looks yummy. I never thought about quinoa+black beans... I shall have to try! I have all of those ingredients in my fridge right now! Except cheese... and the egg... but I do have guac... so I think I can make something work :)

Andrea said...

That sounds so good! I really like Stella & Longboard beers in the summer (okay all year long!) Have a great weekend!

Kelsey Cunningham said...

my favorite beer is anyone i can get my hands on. #duh

Claire Kiefer said...

This looks great, except that I have no idea how to make a poached egg! ha. Did you get my guest post & is it working okay??


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