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Welcome back to Pride Pub. Friday night, Orlando City heads to Salt Lake City to take on Real Salt Lake. Despite RSL being near the bottom of the Western Conference, they are notoriously hard to break down at home, and Orlando City has a history of ties with the Royals. Hopefully, the return of Cyle Larin can spark the Lions to a win.
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 Salt Lake City: Uinta Golden Ale, Uinta Brewing
In 1993, Uinta Brewing started in an old mechanic’s shop, and now it’s the 38th largest craft brewery in America. Since 2001, Uinta has been brewing with 100% renewable energy sources. The folks at Uinta put their money where their mouth is with their Park Series beer, including their Golden Ale.
According to the brewery:
"A year-round refresher, this golden ale is light bodied and crisp with a subtle sweetness. The Golden Ale Park Series was designed to raise awareness and appreciation for America's Parks. Join us in celebrating these National treasures!
Pair with: Chicken Fajita Kabobs. Golden ales pair well with chicken, and I love grilling kabobs. This particular variety will provide some nice spice for you to wash down with the ale.
Dave’s Recommendations: No side dish this time, just a list of toppings — tortillas, cheese, onions, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and lettuce. Or just eat them off the skewers, it’s your choice.
From Florida: Orange Blossom Pilsner, Orange Blossom Brewing Co.
As a partner brewer with Brew Hub, Orange Blossom Brewing Co. has been able to expand its operations to meet the demand for its award winning brews. Fortunately for us, we get to be the beneficiaries of that expansion.
According to the brewery:
"Orange Blossom Pilsner or OBP for short is a honey beer made with real, local orange blossom honey. It’s not sweet because the sugar in the honey is fermented, leaving OBP tasting crisp and clean."
Pair with: Zesty Ham Sandwich. I know a ham sandwich doesn’t sound too exciting, but this one is a bit like an original old style Italian pizza. Paired with the pilsner, you’ll enjoy it all the more.
Dave’s Recommendations: Sweet Potato Chips. A nice alternative to traditional chips, the “sweet” will also complement the honey in the pilsner.
That’s going to do it for this edition of Pride Pub. We’d love to know which pairing you decided on for your watch party in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and Go City!