Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Paddy's Day Food and Beer

It's that time of year again to make corned beef and cabbage and we've got the perfect beer to pair it with, our very own Buddy Holly Barley Wine.  We're not alone in thinking it's a great beer to pair it with either.  The guys and gals over at agree. "Slow-cooked corned beef with cabbage and root vegetables is a true Irish-American tradition. Irish immigrants used corned beef instead of the usual bacon when they arrived in America.Corned beef gets it robust flavor from a plethora of spices including mustard seed, dill, coriander, allspice, black peppercorns, bay leaves and clove. The tangy cabbage and a salty, flavor-packed corned beef needs the distinct intensity of a barley wine so the beer doesn't get lost. The strong taste and heavy alcohol content of a barley wine cuts through the meat and is able to stand up to the array of spices and textures from this hearty dish."  Read the article here for more information on food and beer pairings for this St. Patty's Day  Sl√°inte!

Buddy Holly Barley Wine: Toffee, sweet and malty with an array of fruit notes and aged in oak barrels which contribute a subtle bourbon, vanilla and oak flavor 9% ABV

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