Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Salmon and New Belgium's Fat Tire Ale

Another week, another beer, another pairing, and the launch of the new books! This was an action packed Sunday for the PUB Ministry. First off we had a classic favorite for many fans of the amber ale genre. From the Colorado based New Belgium Brewery we satisfied our palates with their staple "Fat Tire Ale". This was a very balanced ale that we paired up with the slightly richer flavors connected to Salmon and aged cheeses.

The salmon created a zesty aftertaste when it was followed by taking a drink to wash it down. It was definitely a complimenting paring rather than a contrasting pairing. The cheeses brought out the body a bit, and when both salmon and cheeses were eaten together the flavors were exquisite.

The new books we introduced were once again David Crowder's, "Praise Habit" and then a collection of essays by various artists, "The Relevant Church". For next week we are reading The Two-Part Introduction of "Praise Habit" as well as the chapter "Praise".

See us next week to hear the discussion on the reading and findotu about another great beer.

Till then,
Preach it and Pour it!
The Six Pack


Tim said...

Fat Tire is one of mine and Julie's favorites... It's one of the most non-aleish tasting ales that I know. Never tried it with Salmon before... Wish I was available enough to join you fellas... ever had Red Hook? It's a pretty stout ale, and very good. Peace. -Tim

The Hosh said...

Everyone out here in Colorado drinks this beer. It is a good beer, I don't drink it here, because it is too cliche.

Pub Ministry said...

Tim: Thanks for the input, pairings can improve a tasting a hundred fold, so try it with some salmon and crackers.

Hosh: LoL I agree with your stance, only because I don't think I will ever proclaim the glory of Sierra Nevada's staple Pale Ale that everyone else does around here, though it is a decent brew. Try and beat the cliche by being a connoisseur of beer. Experiement with 1554 with a bag of Starbucks chocolate-covered espresso beans.

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