Our Thoughts on Beers from Around the World
Time to pop open a cool one and savour all the flavours as we explore new beers together.
Here's a few ideas for beers you might like to try with our thoughts on how they taste and what foods they'll compliment.
Kronenbourg 1664 Premium French Lager - Originating in Strasbourg of Alsace,
Try this fantastic recipe on a hot day with some cold 1664!
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Premium French Wheat/White Lager - Originating in Strasbourg of Alsace,
Enjoy with spicy dishes such as this Chinese Five Spice Stir Fry with Shrimp
Liefmans Fruitesse -
This beer is rested for 18 months on fresh cherries and then carefully blended with the juices of cherries, bilberries, elderberries, strawberries and raspberries. It is a dense, ripe raspberry colour and will delight your palate with the flavours of sweet ripe berries that are combined perfectly with the beers delicate bubbles.This beer is definitely an indulgence with a clean crisp and refreshing finish that leaves a lingering sweetness for the berries in your mouth. Dark chocolate would be a wonderful pairing for this beer but you can also enjoy with this chicken and berry influenced summer salad!
Wild Rose Brewery Wraspberry Ale - Here is your stampede beer if there ever was one! Wild Rose Brewery is a local brewhouse located in the Currie Barracks. All beers are preservative and additive free. Cases come with a freshness date stamped on the package. The Wraspberry Ale uses fresh BC grown Raspberries! This is the perfect stampede BBQ beer because of its light, crisp freshness and added dimension of fresh raspberries. The beer comes in at 4.5% making it almost a light beer. The Wraspberry Ale is a great food beer. Added acidity from the fruit and the hint of raspberries gives a whole new world to food pairing. Drink with bitter greens and vinaigrette, backyard bbq or just sip in the summer sun.
Unibroue – Blanche De Chambly – In true Belgian tradition this beer was named after the city in which it is brewed. Blanche de Chambly is the first white beer brewed in North America. This beer has some very nice aromas of coriander, citrus and fresh bread. The bubbles are ever present and fine creating a lilting effervescence on the palate. Flavours of orange peel, yeasty dough and spice mingle in the mouth. This is a fantastic beer with mussels, fresh seafood, summer salads with vinaigrette or even fresh fruit and cheesecake! Enjoy some of Canada’s rich history!
Fruli, Strawberry Beer, Belgium - A delicious white beer infused with strawberry juice. This beer pours out of the bottle a ripe strawberry colour and as soon as it begins to hit the glass the aromas of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, sweet red candies and bright citrus notes fill the air. On the palate it is medium-bodied and delivers all the strawberry flavours it promised on the nose. The beer has a delightful tang to it on the finish which leaves hints of tangerine and lemon to refresh your palate from the sweet flavours of ripe strawberries. Serve it as an aperitif or paired with chocolate desserts, strawberry pies, crumbles or creamy cheeses baked with strawberry compote.
Coney Island, Albino Python, White Lager, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA With a fun label and tasty beer inside this is a great beer to try if you haven't had the chance already. It is a pale wheat beer that has been crafted with spices to give it a bit of an extra punch in the glass. On the nose you will discover refreshing aromas of cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, white pepper, ginger and lemon and in the glass all that the nose promised is delivered on the palate in a medium-bodied mouthfeel. There is a light hops taste on the finish that makes this beer a great one for enjoying on the patio on a summer day when a hint of coolness is just what the day has ordered. Try this beer with ginger flavoured dishes to really see the spices come alive. This beer has limited availability.