Wednesday, April 14, 2010

floral beer

I love beer as much as the next person, but with the diet and all, well, it's not exactly on my list of easily consumable foods. After reading this month's issue of Food Network magazine, though, I may have to allow myself to cheat a bit.

From the magazine:

"Scotland's Williams Bros. Brewing Co. is celebrating its 20th birthday with a special edition of its Fraoch Ale (fraoch is Scottish Gaelic for "heather"). Brewers add fresh heather flowers to boiling malt to give the beer a spicy, herbal flavor. $16 for 750ml."

"Tart, Cuvee de Fleurs beer, from Long Island's Southampton brewery, might as well be made in a meadow: It's infused with a blend of chamomile, rose hips, marigold and lavender. $12 for 750ml."

"Chateau Jiahu, a sweet, complex brew from Delaware's Dogfish Head brewery, is a reinterpretation of a 9,000-year-old beverage from China, made with mum buds and wildflower honey. $12 for 750ml."

Seeing as how Dogfish Head is a beer staple in this house (Ben loves the 90min IPA), I think the Chateau Jiahu may be the first I try, but man, that chamomile beer really sounds like the one to really knock my socks off. Have you tried any of these???


Nancy said...

Kate sometimes the points are worth every pain of guilt...Go for It!!!!! Love ya.

Good Girls Studio said...

I have not had any but they sound yummy! I keep hearing about ginger beer too & that sounds awesome! Worth every carb :)