Friday, April 11, 2014

Spanish Craft Beer

Mateo & Bernabé are changing the town of Logrono, Spain and the La Rioja region into a land of great beer. Alberto Pacheco, virtuoso chef and artisan brewer, provides the inspiration for Mateo & Bernabé. His dream is to create a beer of a unique identity with characteristics of excellent aroma and taste—An experience to enjoy and remember.

Mateo & Bernabé and Friends — Bernabé 11...$8.49 / 500ml
Hand-crafted Golden Ale. Sparkling golden copper color. Blended flavors: Subtly sweet, fruity and surprising citric finish. Perfect as an aperitif. Always with friends, during the festivities of San Bernabé and the whole year through, in Rioja and everywhere.
Style: Golden Ale
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 25 IBU
Alcohol: 6% ABV
Glassware: “Nonick” Pint or Tulip Style Glass
Tasting Notes:  Subtle Malt Sweetness, Light Fruit Tones, Citric Finish, Medium-Light Body, Crisp, Effervescent
Pairings:  As an Aperitif or Paired with Brie, Chevre, and White Cheddar Cheeses, Fresh Salads, Seared Ahi Tuna, Blackened Fish and Poultry, Thai Dishes

Mateo & Bernabé and Friends — Mateo 21...$8.49 / pint
Hand-crafted Wheat Ale. Golden straw color. White, creamy head. Fruit tones. Smooth, refreshing taste best enjoyed when not rushed.
Style: Wheat Ale, Bottle Conditioned
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV
Bitterness: Low/Discrete, 20 IBU
Glassware: Weizen Glass/Vase
Tasting Notes:  Pronounced Yeast Qualities, Fruit Tones, Clove-Like Phenols, Light Graininess, Smooth, Medium-Light Body, Effervescent
Pairings:  Mozzarella, Burrata, and Chevre Cheeses, Leafy Green Salads with Vinaigrette or Light Cream Dressings, Mild Fish and Seafood

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