Beer is the new Black


The clear amber color of Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale (4.7% alcohol) was ideal to wash down some of the hearty barbecued fillet Mignon.

WHAT TO PICK: So when it comes to wine, there are many choices and decisions to be made. Should I go with red or white? That means I have to first decide to have it with a meat or seafood entrée, what’s the choice if I don’t eat meat and just devour living plants? Should I go for what the cute lady at Trader Joes is suggesting or go with the Pinot Noir from that wino movie, Sideways? Oh No!…I am drinking red wine in a tall fluted glass instead of a deep well glass with the super thin stem—the wine police will come after me. With beer it seems to be much simpler—no temperature controlled wine cabinet or not enough legs issues.

Pop the cap on the bottle and gulp it down. That’s it.

Actually a little more thought and action should be done than just that. In general, beer goes good with just about any meal. Whether it be gourmet or grub, it’s quenches your thirst and helps to savor your meal down to the last morsel. Here are some recent beers I’ve had the strenuous job of picking out at a local BevMo.


Great on tap and good bottled as well is Blue Moon, a Belgian white with 5.4% alcohol. Very flavorful yet light tasting, had it with homemade pizza is this photo.


Here’s a golden ale label, Rabbit’s Foot Meadery, it’s classified as honey wine. It’s more beer-like and has 4.2% alcohol content, pretty light and refreshing. The honey content is comparable to watermelon bubble gum, just because it’s labeled as such our mind thinks that flavor is in there. Actually I did taste honey flavor but it’s not sweet, it’s more the hint or osmosis of the word honey that’s in there.


This Paulaner Hefe-Weisen is quite good. The beer has a smooth and tangy flavor and the usual foggy light colored prevalent to an unfiltered wheat based brew.

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