We here at The Mane Land are so dedicated to you the fan, that we are back in the Pride Pub only hours after last night's blowout of Columbus (5-2!), diligently prepping you for Wednesday's match at Toronto FC. As always, we have the grub and grog recommendations to fill your belly and your mug. How do we do that? Well...we pick a beer from the region of our opponent and one from Florida, and then pair those beers with a delicious recipe to make your day.
Side note: Toronto FC's mascot is Bitchy the Hawk. That's right, Bitchy the Harris Hawk! Does that word mean something else in Canada? I have no idea, but it should be a bitchin' good time with some bitchin' good beers and some bitchin' good food.
From Canada: Labatt Blue Imported, Labatt Brewing Company
From the Brewery:
Labatt Blue is a clean, refreshing pilsner with a distinctive hoppy aroma, a delicate character, and a slightly sweet after-taste. Originally, it was called "Labatt Pilsner Lager." But when folks got hold of its easy-drinking taste and distinctive blue label, they nicked-named it "Blue." The name stuck...and we stuck it on the label.
Pair with: Bannock Hot Dogs
Dave's recommendation: Bannock is a flat quick bread...think scones. But, very traditionally Canadian. As for me, I'm not a cheese dog guy so I'd leave that off and use spicy mustard instead, but it's all good!
From Florida: Wavemaker Amber Ale, Big Storm Brewing
From the Brewery:
Wavemaker Amber Ale is perfectly balanced with caramel malt flavors, subtle floral presence and pleasant hop bitterness.
Big Storm Brewery sure are a wordy bunch, aren't they? Suffice it to say, it is a well-balanced Amber Ale and if you want more reviews, look to the Beer Advocate.
Pair with: PIZZA!!!
Dave's recommendations: I don't think I need to contribute here. We all know what we like on our pizza.
I don't want to hear any bitchin' if you don't like the selections this week, eh? Take off, you hosers! Put on your toques and get to work getting ready for Wednesday's match. Go City, eh!