Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pic(k) of the Week: Hummus & Beer

Hummus and (strong) Lager

A snifter of Heavy Seas Prosit Imperial Oktoberfest from Clipper City Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Tasting like a dry, more-ish doppelbock, Prosit is indeed strong at 9% alcohol by volume (abv) ... which is why it was served in a snifter.

With Prosit, a plate of house-made hummus and roasted bell peppers.

I don't know about you, but when I order a glass of water, I want just that. I don't want ice, I don't want lemon, and I certainly don't want a straw (that ended when I was 9 or 10 years of age.)

Despite the request, bartenders seem, by automatic rote, to give me at least one of the three other accouterments.

I may, however, have hit upon the correct request. I say, "Water: no ice, no straw, no lemon. JUST LIKE THE BEER." It works ... about 50% of the time. It did so here, at Tap & Vine in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Caveat: I am employed by a wine and beer wholesaler in northern Virginia, which distributes, among other things, beers from Clipper City Brewing.
  • Go here for a recipe using beer as an ingredient in hummus.
  • More photos from Yours For Good here.

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