Monday, February 7, 2011

Non-Local Beer Shout Out

I just wanted to give a quick Bite and Booze shout out to two of my favorite beers these days that aren't from a Louisiana brewery.  In fact, they aren't from anywhere around here at all.  The first is Pumpkinhead from the Shipyard Brewing Co. in Maine.  This beer is undoubtedly one of my favorite pumpkin flavored beers.  While it may seem a little odd to be bringing it up in February, I don't care.  It's that good of a beer.  Plus, you can actually find some on the shelves of Whole Foods in Baton Rouge right now.  The brew has a wonderful pumpkin flavor while still tasting like beer.  Feel free to give it a try and let me know what you think.

The second beer I'd like to mention is somewhat widely available around Baton Rouge these days.  It has replaced Kirin Ichiban as my favorite beer to get while eating sushi or other dishes from the Orient.  Hitachino Nest's White Ale is a Japanese beer that, while moderately expensive, is worthy of the price tag.  It is smooth, flavorful, and downright delicious.  Just don't let them pour it in a frosty glass if you order it at a restaurant.  A beer this good deserves room temperature glassware!

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