I pulled one out of the archive from that Chicago trip that I've yet to recap. Of all the drinking we did in Chi-town, I tried to drink only things that I couldn't access back in NC. Half Acre Beer was a company that I really enjoyed. One of my only regrets was that we didn't go visit the brewery. On our last day of vacation, we picked up a four-pack of the Daisy Cutter to wind down and watch some of the new season of Arrested Development.
Half Acre characterizes the Daisy Cutter as a "west coast" pale ale even though it's brewed in Chicago. It's a perfect pale ale at 5.2% alcohol. I'd say it's a pretty standard pale ale, but it's pretty damn delicious for something that's brewed close to you (we don't have a great pale ale brewed in NC in my opinion). I'm always a big fan of canned beers, and this one hit the spot. I mean it's nothing special like the Rosa was for me, but this would be a go-to if I lived near Chicago!
I'm keeping it short and sweet this week, but if you really need a food pairing check out last week's beer. In the meantime, go see what Sarah chose to feature this week! Then link-up! Link-ups will be open through Monday and you can link any food or beer post from the week. Come join us!