Jill & Phill welcome back Rich Pawlak to chat about beer. First, of course, we must discuss current events; sadly these include the man fired for flatulence…!
First of all, I love Autumn. I love its crisp temperatures, bright colors, and sunny skies. However, I do not like pumpkin. I despise pumpkin. My mother has always enabled this by making me a lemon meringue pie whenever she makes pumpkin pie. I am eternally grateful. I can eat some pumpkin, generally when it isn’t really a pumpkin but is a different type of squash. But, if any pumpkin/squash/whatever has “pumpkin pie spices”, then forget it. So, when fall rolls around and the pumpkin-flavored foods come out, I die little inside. Apparently Phil does not like pumpkin either. You may also remember that Phill does not like göse-style beer, though I really love it. Today’s beers include one pumpkin beer and one göse-style beer. Let the fun begin.
Fortunately, Rich was on hand to enjoy both beers! Of course, we plied him with Esperanza’s nachos from the Jet Wine Bar kitchen, and I now know that Rich likes nachos almost as much as he likes pizza.
The beers: New Belgium Pumpkick Ale and New Belgium Lips of Faith, Le Terroir.
Listen in for more, but I will tell you that 2 of us loved the Pumpkick – especially with nachos – with its cranberry, lemongrass, and pumpkin. On the other hand, 2 of us couldn’t get enough of the dry-hopped, citrusy, sour, Le Terroir.
Try these beers from New Belgium Brewing, located in Fort Collins, CO.