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Stiegl Lager

As some of you may know, we are planning an important two-week trip to Austria this fall (where we will be actively seeking out good beer). Recently my coworker Alison brought in a six-pack of Stiegl lager – a beer from Salzburg, Austria –  for Sarah and I. The beer showed some of what we love about the Austrian/German beers we’ve tasted: clean flavors, attention to detail and balance. It’s a golden straw color, with a slight hoppy grassiness. The malt sweetness is enough to provide a base for the spicy hop flavors. Stiegl was a great way for us…

Amber Ale vs. Lager Food Pairing

On an uncomfortably hot night here in NYC we decided to keep the stove off and have a dinner of Brie, crackers, strawberries and grapes to keep cool. When we looked in the fridge for some beers to pair we chose two amber beers that we had picked up the day before at Good Beer NYC in the East Village. We had the Avalanche Amber Ale from Breckenridge Brewery and the LTD Series Recipe 5 Amber Lager from Full Sail. Both were delicious beers and complimented the food nicely. The tartness from the berries and grapes were a nice contrast to…