It’s Friday, so grab your favorite six-pack on the way home from work or enjoy a new beer. Bombers are 22 fl oz bottles of beer that often contain a brewery’s elite or unique concoction. Like a good bottle of wine, they are great for sharing and sipping Stay tuned for periodic blasts of bomber Fridays.
The Saison by Funkwerks is a delicious beer…end of story OK, a little more- it is very smooth, has a spiciness to it, and finishes dry. There were definite notes of orange and pepper. Since this was enjoyed with Pesto Alfredo Pasta (recipe below) the pepper mainly brought the pairing together. Read the Funkwerks description to get a better idea of all the flavors encompassed in this beer.
Funkwerks description: This tawny, orange-hued beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas are of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper. Flavors cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper before finishing with a dry, lingering bitterness that awaits another sip. Serve at 50 degrees in a tulip glass.
Pairs well with: soft, creamy ripened cows milk cheese (suggested by Funkwerks)- I paired it with a basil/spinach pesto Alfredo pasta.
Quick recipe: For the pesto I blended- 2 cloves garlic, basil, handful spinach, 1/4 c olive oil, 3 T almonds. Add pesto to 1 c heavy cream on the stove- add 1/2 c Parmesan and pepper and salt to taste (these are all estimated measurements)
Beer Glass Types: For more detailed information check out Craft Beer Academy.
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