Welcome back to the Pride Pub! This Sunday, Orlando City hosts D.C. United in the Lions' last game of the season, and final match in Camping World Stadium. It’s also the last Pride Pub of the regular season, so let’s make it a good one! After last night’s presidential debate I think there’s one thing we can all agree on.
That being said, you'll get your choice to vote for the grub/grog combo in our poll below.
Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the state/city/area of our opponent and we include an appropriate recipe to go along with it. Of course, we also choose a Florida craft beer to complement our other recipe, and to represent our Orlando City Lions here in the beautiful Sunshine State.
From D.C. (Maryland) - Treasure Fest Oktoberfest Lager, Heavy Seas Brewery
Since 1989, Hugh Sisson and his father, Al, have been brewing what Hugh called "better" beer -- traditional cask ales with plenty of flavor. They actually decided to try it in 1984, and make Sisson’s pub into a brewpub. The only problem was that brewpubs were illegal in Maryland. So, with the help of Senator George Della, the Sissons introduced a bill into the Maryland legislature making brewpubs legal. It passed first try, and they’ve been brewing ever since.
According to the brewery:
"Prosit! It’s time to celebrate the tradition of lager. Brewed in the Oktoberfest style, TreasureFest is an American spin on the classic German style. Brewed with imported German malt and lavishly hopped with a blend of German hops in the kettle and dry hopped with American hops, this is a fresh look at the old Oktober stand-by. Put on your silly pants and hats and raise your stein to TreasureFest!"
Pair with: Grilled Pork Chops. Grilled meats, particularly pork, go well with an Oktoberfest lager. The peppery grilled flavor will complement the German malts, allowing both flavors to to come to the surface.
Dave's recommendation: German Style Fried Potatoes. A filling and delicious companion for both the beer and the pork chops.
From Florida - Mega Mix Pale Ale, M.I.A. Beer Company
In 2014, Eddie Leon started the M.I.A. Beer Company. They rolled out their brews over time, and we now have the opportunity to enjoy them across the state. That includes the pale ale in the ridiculously Miami Vice-style can.
According to the brewery:
"A West-Coast style light bodied pale ale with a Megamix of Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra late addition and dry hops. Hugely aromatic and mildly bitter"
Pair with: Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame. Pale ales pair well with fish, and the strong flavor of the salmon will be tempered by the slightly hoppy taste of the pale ale.
Dave's recommendations: Classic Ceasar Salad. A Ceasar salad is a classic side for salmon, and it will go good with the beer as well.
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