Beer

Summer Living: Uinta Brewery’s Sum’r Ale

Uinta Brewing - Sum'r Ale

For your summer enjoyment, we would like to recommend a fantastic seasonal six-pack from Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah – a blonde ale appropriately named Sum’r. It’s a “session beer” by definition which means it’s low in alcohol, very clean –  essentially, a brew designed for a “drinking session,” in which the modern idea is to try an array of beers. Continue Reading »

Beer and Cheese Pairings: St. Patrick’s Day 2012

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with an Irish cheese plate? We have put together a selection of some of our favorites and Eric, our beer buyer, has given us a list of fantastic beers to pair with them.

Port Brewing Company – The Lost Abbey: Inferno Ale

For this post, I wanted to focus on Inferno Ale, a Golden Strong ale. This beer is made with German Magnum and Saaz hops, Belgian yeast strains and uses a secret ingredient or two for drama. It pours a fiery orange in the glass and is just simply gorgeous to look at and to drink (in a dangerous kind of way).

Bamberg Beer: Mahr’s Bräu – Ungespundet – Lager Hefetrüb

Mahr’s Bräu is a German brewery in the suburbs of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Bamberg is almost directly east of Frankfurt and is one of the region’s historical beer-brewing centers. “Soft” a word to keep in mind when drinking any Mahr’s beer, but especially this lager, because it is so supple and pure, so balanced and almost creamy, so centered and honest.

Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen: Zum Wohl!

Paulaner Brauerei (Brewery) first opened its doors in 1634, the same year that the citizens of Boston purchased (for 30 pounds!) the land that became Boston Common. To me, their Oktoberfest beer is what I expect the festival to taste like, especially when you drink it with some roasted or grilled game meats. Balance means different things on different continents, and thus, the balance of this beer is between malt and grain, without much to offer in the way of hops, which is very true to the Märzen style.