Welcome back to the Pride Pub! Next Wednesday, Orlando City travels to the Great White North to take on the Montreal Impact in Stade Saputo. Three points on the road would be a great way to celebrate Hump Day. Certainly better than my last trip up there...
Just a reminder on how this works: we choose a craft beer from the country/province/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 Quebec, Canada eh? - Apricot Wheat Ale, St. Ambroise McAuslan
Since 1989, St. Ambroise McAuslan brewery has been brewing excellent beers, and their year round Apricot Wheat Ale is no exception. The brewery introduced it in 1997 as one of the year round selection of beers. Enjoy!
According to the brewery:
"Natural apricot flavour is married to barley and wheat malts to give St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale its uniquely delicious, subtly sweet taste. A natural, delightfully refreshing choice for adventurous palates that appreciate a light ale with a playful twist."
Pair with: Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Sweet Pork (copycat). We have plenty of time before next Wednesday, so I’m sure you’ll be able to pull together this pulled pork recipe. Time to break out the slow cooker and get your game face on, ya hosers.
Dave's recommendation: The great thing about this recipe is the many different ways you can serve it up. Put it over a salad, use it in tacos, or wrap it in a burrito. Make your call.
From Florida - Unholy (American Trippel), Coppertail Brewing Co.
I love everything about this beer. The subtle jokes, the label, and of course, the taste.
According to the brewery:
"Our take on the Trippel style originally brewed by monks in Belgium features fruity/funky notes from the traditional Belgian yeast paired with a sacrilegious American hop character."
That’s not a bad description, but not too detailed. Let’s see what our friends at www.ratebeer.com have to say.
"Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with small tan colored head. Aroma of banana and spices with some fruitiness. Definite hop presence in the flavor with some spiciness and banana notes as well. Long bitter finish. Nice hoppy trippel."
Pair with: Tampa Style Deviled Crab Croquettes! The little bit of spice will stand up to the hops and the cilantro and peppers will blend it with the bit of malt present.
Dave's recommendations: Parmesan Corn on the Cob! Always a good combo with crab cakes, and also with this trippel.
Thank you for stopping by the Pride Pub. As always, please comment below and let us know what you think. Vamos Orlando!