Friday, July 27, 2012

Food & Beer Friday :: Sumpin' pretty tasty!

I'm still trying to keep with my California theme (although Stone would have been more appropriate since I had such a great time there), but I figured I'd take us back in time a little bit since I didn't get to spend adequate drinking time here.

I have a really difficult time finding the specific style to describe this beer.  It really does not fit into most style categories.  This beer really has the hops of an IPA but is also brewed with wheat.  Think combining a wheat beer with a pale ale.  Often, hoppy beers just don't go down as quickly for me.  I didn't have a problem with this citrusy-scented ale!  It has the perfect amount of sweetness (from the wheat) and a hoppy finish.  No fear with the finish, it's definitely not as bitter at the end as the Blind Pig was.  Don't be scared off if you're not into hops!

Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is a year-round beer, but it's perfect for the summer!  Lagunitas had this on tap when we visited and it was delicious!  If you like this beer, keep an eye out!  Lagunitas is known for brewing variations on Little Sumpin'!

Little Sumpin' Wild is its "sister" and is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain.  You can find this beer this month!  You may be a little too late though...I think it flies off the shelves in July!

While I paired this beer with my boring egg dinner, I did a bit of research and came across a pretty amazing recipe.

She Brews Good Ale is not only a beer lover, but also a vegetarian!  In a recent beer & food pairing with the Little Sumpin', she featured a veggie-style dish.  While her Bulgar, Kale, and Parsley salad isn't Whole 30 approved, I'm definitely planning to add this to my recipe book!  I've been eating tons of kale and am always looking for new ways to feature it.  Oh, and you cook it with beer too!

What's your favorite Lagunitas beer?

Cheers friends!


Claire Kiefer said...

I'm amazed at how well you've done with Whole 30. I couldn't ever take it on, given that it won't even let you have beans. I do love kale, though. And I'll have to keep an eye out for that beer!

Patty said...

I love that the beer was called 'Little Sumpin' So cute! How could you not try that?

Anonymous said...

Ok, seriously! What a cute stinkin' name. In other news, I'm in awe of you! Love these posts, as usual!

Keep Shining,

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

oh a girl after my own heart!!!! I love this post.

I love beer though I am not a fan at all of Belgian beers (I will drink them). it's odd!

I always love Lagunitas.

Terri said...

now THIS is a link up I can get behind. New follower and fellow beer/travel lover. You have an excellent blog and I'm jealous of all your adventures.


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