Friday, August 9, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: The "I'm Back" Beer.

I'm not much for apologies here on the blog, but it's no secret it's been almost a month since I posted.  Summer has been busy, and I've been loving summer reading more than blogging.  I don't know many who would consider that a bad thing.  Then it happened.  The unexpected death that rocked my world. There's no need for details or emotions right now.  That was three weeks ago and now I'm trying to get back in the game.  For now, on to the beer!

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with farmhouse ales.  I assumed it would be fitting to debut my return with another!  Brewery Ommegang's Hennepin drew me in with it's style.  And let's be honest, the purples on the label didn't hurt.  This beer had a nice dry flavor with very little hops.  While Ommegang describes it as "hoppy and crisp," I would certainly disagree with the hoppy portion.  Crisp is quite the fitting word for this brew though.  At almost 8% alcohol, you likely want to pair one bottle with your dinner.

As for food pairings, the ginger, coriander, and citrus flavors in this beer make it perfect for pairing with your favorite Indian dish!  I didn't pair it with a meal myself, but I think I should have.  This isn't your typical cook-out summer beer.  

Now head on over to Sarah's and check out what she's reviewing this week!  Link up and tell me, what beers are you loving this summer?

Ps. my sincere apologies to those who sponsor/advertise with me.  In the wake of the past few weeks, I've stopped reading blogs, responding to comments, etc. I just took/am still taking a blogging break.  I'll likely start fresh sooner than later.  Until then, please bear with me while I maintain my life, emotions, and sanity.



Jo said...

For whatever is going on in your life right now and whatever you are having to go through, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You'll get back to a normal place again. Just hang in there.

Unknown said...

Good to see you on here, but take as long as you need, lady! We love you. :)
your beer looks tasty, I can't remember if I've had this one or not...

Meghan said...

I am so sorry for your loss, lady. Despite it all, I am glad you're back and that you had a good summer!

Valentina Duracinsky said...

How lovely!

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meghan said...

I'm sorry you've got so much going on right now, and I'm sorry for the loss. I hope you're getting back to your life as usual and things are picking up again.

Britta Marie said...

glad you are semi back :) take your time though

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I tried this beer at American Craft Beer Fest and really liked it! This is a good one!


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