Friday, August 16, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: Peachy keen.






This week's feature beer is just perfect for the summer.  I fell in love with Dogfish Head's Festina Peche back in college when D got a case of it for amazingly cheap.  It's characterized as a Berliner Weisse, which is traditionally a beer brewed in Berlin that's typically identified by it's tartness.  We had a Berliner Weisse at our local brewpub recently and they served fruit syrups that you mix it.  Trust me, it sounds weird, but it's great!  Don't be scared off by the term tart; many beginner beer drinkers enjoy this style.

As for Festina, the 4.5% alcohol level makes it really easy to drink.  It's so crisp, bright and delicious.  You can get hints of tartness, but it actually reminded me of this beer I recommended to beginners.  In my opinion, it's the perfect combination of sweet and sour.  While I think this beer is great for sipping at the beach or on the porch after a long day.  As for food, I would go with a light fish.  I'm imagining a fish topped with a mango salsa!

Now, I'm off in DC for a long weekend to celebrate the end of my birthday week!  Head on over and see what Sarah chose to feature this week.  Cheers to the weekend friends!

Do you have a favorite tart beer?  Or can you even tolerate them?


 

10 comments:

Alex said...

Oooh that sounds yummy. Is it crisp like a cider? Or better? I'll keep my eye out for that one :)

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Exploring Woods said...

Yum, that sounds delicious!

Niki Caron said...

Ok, I keep passing this in the liquor store but I've been afraid to try it - I generally hate fruity beers. But the fact that you say it's a bit tart intrigues me! I might actually buy it this time! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

meghan said...

Happy late birthday!! That beer sounds tasty. Have you had the Abita Strawator? I had it in Chattanooga a few weeks ago and LOVED it. I don't know how to find it here, though. Any ideas? Have fun in DC!

Jen Ericson said...

Oh man, that sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for writing about it, I definitely have to try it.

The way you described that is similar to how I describe Magic Hat's Elder Betty beer.

Yums all around!

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Nicole Marie said...

oh i don't really like beer but that label makes me want to like it!

Kate said...

I really can't tolerate beer too well, it just makes me feel so bloated!
If I had to choose a favourite drink like this, it'd be cider. Which isn't really the same I guess ;)

Kate | Diaries of an Essex Girl

Kate said...

I really can't tolerate beer too well, it just makes me feel so bloated!
If I had to choose a favourite drink like this, it'd be cider. Which isn't really the same I guess ;)

Kate | Diaries of an Essex Girl

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