Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beer Post: Harpoon Rauchfetzen

Here's a change, instead of a wine post, a beer post. I know, I'm crazy. But I'm trying to match food to beverages and posting about it helps. Now first off, a beer this good deserves a bad ass pint glass. Yeah baby. Heh. Ok, this was simply one of the best ales I have ever had. It's a limited edition, of course, which is a bummer because I really want to have it available all the time. It was crisp and fairly mellow, but still slightly warm and nutty with a nice light finish. It was very well balanced. It was a little hoppy, but not very. I personally don't like a really hoppy beer, just so you know. IPAs are generally way to much for me.

This would have been great with the ribs I made, the kielbasa linguine or a nice big slab of steak. It would also compliment strong flavored green veggies like broccoli (so twice as good with that steak recipe), peas or cabbage. It would be a perfect summertime drink, which makes me twice as sad that it's out now. I suppose I could buy a couple and keep them till summer... but really, what are the chances of that working out? Heh.


vanillasugarblog said...

I'm totally hip to this. I am clueless as to what types of beers go with what. I do know I can make a mean guiness & chocolate cake.
I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I do LOVE Red Stripe beer--so good. Have you tried that? You must!

Karen said...

I make a mean Guiness Gingbread! Other than that I'm not much into beer, but I do like the dark beers. You did a good review of this beer - and reminded me of those yummy oven-baked ribs!

Anonymous said...

Send over a slab of steak, a scary ass glass and a beer named Harpoon and I am so in. Make sure you bring me an eyepatch too K?

Spryte said...

Before I read any more than the title, I told Jon I loved the glass!

Bob said...

Dawn: Oh yeah, Red Stripe is a good time. My sister in law is particularly fond of it so they often have it during the summer. I'm intrigued by Guinness chocolate cake. :)

Karen: Thanks! Guinness gingerbread? I'm intrigued by that too!

noble pig: sure thing. ;)

Spryte: Heh, yeah they are awesome glasses. I got a set of four from the Musicians Friend catalog for like 10 bucks. They are pretty good quality too.

Stacey Snacks said...

When are you making something with Makers Mark and butter? I am waiting!
How about a whiskey cake?
Not into the beer, just vino, especially Italiano.

Bob said...

Stacey: Heh, a whiskey cake sounds good, I'll have to look into that. ;)


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