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Pride Pub: Orlando City at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Welcome to the Pride Pub, where we maximize your tailgating experience for Orlando City matches. This week, Orlando City travels to the Great White North to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC. So whether you're hosting a watch party or bringing a dish to your friends house, you'll be ready, eh?

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Every match matters at this point in the season, and the Lions have to travel quite a distance to take on the Whitecaps, and on short rest after Wednesday's match. We're also on a quick turnaround, so don't hesitate in pulling together the beer and ingredients. This week we have an official thumbs up from a representative of Canada.

Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the country/state/city 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 Canada - Blanche de Chambly, Unibroue Brewery

Unibroue has been brewing fine beers since 1990, and Blanche de Chambly is one of their lighter beers, but that doesn't mean it lacks flavor. It's a very good Belgian White that is pleasantly cloudy, yet refreshing tasty.

According to the brewery:

Nose: Subtle bouquet of spice, citrus notes, aromas of yeast breads, coriander, and cloves.

Flavor: Wheat and subtle spices blanketed in citrus flavors reminiscent of orange and lemon.

Pair with: Chicken Stir-Fry. Chicken pairs well with Belgian Whites, and the marinade will add to the flavor of the beer.

Dave's recommendations: Keep it simple with some white or brown rice to use as a bed for the stir-fry.

From Florida - McSwagger's Own Amber Ale, Crooked Can Brewing

According to the brewery:

"With a highly-kilned and caramel malt backbone and a healthy dose of Cascade hops, this brew is McSwagger's 'go to drink.' He is often found sipping it on most evenings while telling captivating stories of his adventures to friends and strangers alike. This 6% ABV American style Amber has a copper to reddish brown hue with a mild fruity hop aroma. This is a great beer for casual conversation among friends and general social lubricant."

Pair with: Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes. Spicy and savory, this dish will pair perfectly with the flavor of the Amber Ale.

Dave's recommendations: Well I've done it again, the side dish is included in the above recipe. So we'll include a nice dessert, like this Apple Crisp! It's a dessert that will go nicely with either of the recipes.

Thank you for stopping by the Pride Pub. As always, please comment below and let us know what you think. Vamos Orlando, eh!