15 March 2011

ales, lagers & cinnamon

Beer drinkers, listen up. I've been meaning to tell you about this for awhile now, ever since my cousins got us these crazy beer treats for Christmas.  The purists of you out there may scoff, but check it: beer rim spices. Like salt and margaritas... only it's for your brewsky. Insane! You've got your pumpkin pie spice, your chili lime spice and, my personal favorite, the cinnamon sugar spice.  They come with suggestions for beer pairings and I'll tell ya, it's a pleasant surprise to get a bit of cinnamon and sugar with your ale. Per the product description, "Pumpkin is suggested for darker beers like stouts; chili lime for lighter-boded beers like pilsners, and cinnamon for ambers and ales."

The beauty is that you could clearly concoct various beer spices to suit your every mood and whimsy. It's the wave of the beer future, my friends. Hop on board.  As I write this, I'm getting the crazy idea that you could actually do this to any drink.  Iced tea? Throw a little sugar on that glass.  Iced coffee? Sounds like you need a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Watered-down green beer for Saint Patrick's Day? Why, I'm sure you could figure out something festive for that.

Cheers. Here's wishing everyone a fantastic week and a tasty beer. Or iced tea.

1 comment:

  1. Scoff? I might, but I also like trying new things, and I'll definitely check this out (on a similar note, I made a pork loin for Sunday dinner this weekend and the marinade/gravy were made with beer - delicious!).


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