July 5, 2016 – The fireworks may be over, but the summer celebrations are far from complete! Consider hosting a beer tasting at your next backyard get-together. Grab some friends and some glasses as we share some top shelf pairings for that perfect summer flight!
Shoreview Lemon Shandy & Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Cake
A combination of the finest wheat and barley malt with natural lemon and a touch of coriander spice. This crisp and refreshing brew pairs perfectly with the sweet flavors of this ice cream cake.
Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale & Summer Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Orange peel, coriander and hints of lemon citrus with a crisp, refreshing finish leads to this perfectly balanced Belgian White Ale. Enjoy a refreshing summer day by chopping up some avocado with sizzling shrimp and you’re set for summer.
Boot Tread Belgian Amber Ale & BBQ Chicken Wrap
Our Belgian Amber Ale is brewed with fresh cascade and saaz hops, biscuit malts, moderate bitterness and a touch of roasted caramel to finish it off. Wrap up this summer pairing by coupling with some good ol’ BBQ chicken.
Imperium Premium Lager & Corn on the Cob and Compound Butter
Featuring light floral aromas, mild malt and hops character and a refreshing finish, our Premium Lager is a Premium must have. Toss some corn on the grill and you’ll have your cookout guests asking for seconds (and thirds).
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Michael Agnew is a Certified Cicerone®. He conducts beer tastings, trainings, and beer dinners with his company A Perfect Pint. Michael writes a beer column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and has published articles in several national beer magazines. His two books, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer and A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland are available wherever books are sold.