Friday, June 22, 2012

food & beer Friday :: This is a wilde one.

Even though I'm off galavanting around California with D (and other beautiful bloggers), I couldn't leave you without a Food & Beer Friday post!  I'll be back next week with lots of kick-ass Cali beers to tempt you with!

I've featured an IPA before, but a farmhouse IPA is of a different variety.  Farmhouse beers are typically categorized by the fact that they are brewed with a saison yeast strain.  There are only a few farmhouse IPAs out there though.  Flying Dog characterizes theirs as having citrus and spice qualities with a sharp hop bitterness.  For me, there is something I really enjoy about saison/farmhouse ales.  The special beer brewed for BFW was a farmhouse ale and obviously holds a special place in my heart.

Now for food pairings...I think you're going to like this one!


That's right, dark chocolate!  Of course as most IPAs, it will pair wonderfully with spicy dishes.  Let's think about having this beer as your night cap though!  Flying Dog recommends pairing it with a dark chocolate, especially one made with orange peel.  This will bring out the citrusy notes in the beer.

[via Chocolove]

If you have one of these chocolate bars sitting around or feel like baking up some Chewy Dark Chocolate and Orange cookies, pick up this beer for your dessert!

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kim @ a positive peace said...

you had me at beer and chocolate.


hope you're having the best time! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

YUMMMMM. You've inspired me to be more adventurous with beers! I'm venturing into the porter/stout world . . . not sure I'm ready for IPAs yet. But chocolate? Any day!

Unknown said...

two fo my favorite things: dark chocolate and a good IPA. heaven.

Sar said...

I'm not a huge fan of hoppy bears, but this looks delicious! Plus anything that goes with dark chocolate is my friend!

<3 Just stopping by to share some love! Found you via blog hopping!

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Meghan said...

I need to share your blog with my brother - he is obsessed with craft beers and knows quite a bit like you! l'm just starting to get into beer myself:)

Ashley said...

that chocolate just made my mouth water. for real.


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