Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Curried Mussels in White Ale Paired With Bell's Hop Slam
That is one delicious-sounding title, and my dinner tonight. Our newest addition to the food menu at our wine bar is the curried mussels, a lightly spicy Asian-style broth with plenty of richness. We use the Floris Wit bier to make it and serve it with crusty baguette.
Now that Bell's has come out with the Hop Slam we have the perfect beer pairing. There is a touch of sweetness to balance the hops in this beer, and most likely one of the reasons it is so well liked. That bit of citrus, hops and sweetness makes a perfect pairing with the curry and Asian spices we use.