Where Beer Meets Grill August 2013

Caper Salmon Cake with Victory Sunrise Weissbier

Brewery Location: Downingtown, PA   ABV: 5.7%   Style: Hefeweizen

Tasting and Pairing: Seafood takes naturally to weizens, and our salmon cake studded with roasted red pepper, onion and celery, topped with a creamy caper aioli is no exception! Victory Summer Weissbier is a summery brew with hints of clove and a noticeable banana aroma. It is a bright contrast to the richness of the salmon and its sauce. This brew is a seasonal offering and it does have great crispness and drinkability.

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Full Pint Spruce Ale

Brewery: North Versailles, PA   ABV: 5%   Style: Herbed/Spiced Beer

Tasting and Pairing: This Bocktown favorite has just the right balance of savory and sweet! The sweetness of the watermelon is contrasted by Bermuda onion, lemon, mint and the saltiness of feta cheese. The fun Full Pint Spruce Ale is paired here to show off its similarity to pale ales, that can stand up to yet not overpower food flavors. The spruce tips and molasses along with a dry carbonated finish on the tongue to pair well to the salad. This style is a rarely seen colonial brew. Enjoy!

North Shore Dogs with Victory Prima Pils

Brewery Location: Downingtown, PA   ABV: 5.3%   Style: German Style Pilsner

Tasting and Pairing:  We couldn’t resist the word ‘victory’ here and had to find a great pairing for this fun summer treat! Who doesn’t love a corndog? Chef Michael has hit a home run with this snack. Taste the heat of the jalapeno cornbread and the spice of the Ricci’s kielbasa dog along with a great big sip of Victory Prima Pils. This craft brew is highly rated and stands up to bold flavors with its own strengths. Prima Pils is true to its German namesake. It has a toasted malt backbone that adds to the crisp hop bitterness for that familiar pilsner signature. We are proud that this world class beer is from Pennsylvania!