Friday, March 1, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: In the persnickity tank.

Time to make a complete switch from all those stouts!  A couple of weeks ago, I had a day off and enjoyed this as my day drinking beer.  I'm a big fan of farmhouse ales, and Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 did not disappoint!  Tank 7 is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale.  Farmhouse/saison beers are always drier in taste for me, which I enjoy.  It's a bit of a different take on the hops.  This beer is brewed with three types of hops and corn flakes!  I'm not sure those make much of a difference in flavor; however the hop flavor is evident.  I would definitely order this beer if I found it on draft somewhere.  I thoroughly enjoyed sipping on this brew.

While my pairing (or glassware) doesn't quite mesh with what Boulevard recommends, I drank with my left over Moo Shu tofu from one of our fav restaurants in Raleigh, Dave's Dumpling and Noodle Bar.  The dry finish and hops paired well with the sweet & spicy of the Moo Shu.

(As always, this beer was purchased from Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh, NC)


Do you have a favorite farmhouse or saison beer?


Heidi said...

I'm not usually a fan of saison beer, but they had this on tap at my favorite bar a while back and I truly enjoyed it!

Jorie said...

That bottle is THE coolest! Seriously, I would buy that just for the bottle.


Anonymous said...

Farmhouse ales=awesome. Let's be honest. And this saison looks particularly good!

Unknown said...

I seriously can't wait for our beer sampling girls night. I have so much to learn.

Jessica said...

Hello! I checked my email this morning and saw that we were paired together for the Hello Box this month!

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

This sounds good! I love Belgian style ales! I'll have to try it!


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