Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pair of the Dog - Pulled Pork & Flying Dog Doggie Style

As part of an ongoing weekly (Wednesday) post yours truly will be picking one food menu item and pairing it with one of our 150+ bottle beers from our monster beer menu. Stay tuned each Wednesday for an informed, tried and true suggestion

This weeks' winning couple is:

The world famous Mudville Pulled Pork sandwich and the award winning Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale.

Slow roasted, braised pork seasoned with hickory BBQ.

The Chemistry:
This sandwich has A LOT of different flavors. The savory meat, zesty spices and hint of smoke could handle the job alone but the hickory BBQ sauce sends your taste buds over the top. You want a beer, therefore, that doesn't compete for so many parts of your palate. A beer with matching flavors would get lost in the taste of this braised beauty and be little more than watering your meal down. So, for my money I pair this BBQ with the bright and citrusy Flying Dog Doggie Style. The subtle caramel notes from the malt align with the savory meat and the citrusy hoppy notes of the beer cleanse the palate while complementing the spices in the sauce. Bon appetit!

P.S. Try the coleslaw on top to get real crazy. (The seasoned fries are always a safe back up though.)


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