pairing 101

  • THE FOOD!!! BEER MAC & CHEESE
    Recipe. Who can debate that the ultimate comfort food is Mac & Cheese?!?! Well...throw in a bit of malty beer and quess what you have? Yep...PERFECTION! It's close-your-eyes and make yummy sounds good!
  • THE BEER!!! STONE BREWING: DOUBLE BASTARD (AMERICAN STRONG ALE)
    ABOUT THE BEER... BEWARE!!!!! It's STRONGLY advised to stay away from this beer! But if you're brave enough to try it...be prepared to be amazed!!! (Or rendered speechless!)
    STYLE: American Strong Ale
    BREWED SINCE: 1998
    ABV: 11.2%
    FERMENTATION: It's a secret!
    COLOR: Rich dark rust with hints of ruby
    NOSE: Light malt with a strong imperial pilsner aroma
    FLAVOR: How to explain??? Barleywine comes closest...but thats not right, either. Its both sweet, yet hoppy...and the list goes on...rich rasin...oh yeah...long list
    BODY: Medium body
    SERVING TEMPERATURE: 48°F
    GLASS: Tulip glass, snifter
    AVAILABILITY: Winter
    CELLARING: 35-40°F