Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tastes like.... Kettle Chips!!!

Is there anything that tastes better than a bag of Kettle chips with a locally brewed beer? No. And although it is hard to go wrong pairing any Kettle product with a micro brewskie, we have come up with a well tested guide to pairing beers brewed in or around our backyard with yummy Kettle products.

Deschutes Brewery, Bend OR
Mirror Pond - a classic, and very popular, refreshing pale ale that is very well balanced
Pairs best with Cheddar Beer
The hoppy flavors of Mirror Pond compliment Cheddar Beer's tangy cheesiness and should be a regular part of any Kettle-head's diet.

Caldera Brewing Company, Ashland OR
IPA - well bodied with a strong hops flavor
Pairs best with Yogurt & Green Onion
These two work as a team, convincing your taste buds not to let your hands put them down. You will devour until you finish the entire bag, or six-pack, or both.

Full Sail Brewing Company, Hood River OR
Pale Ale - fresh hoppy aroma with a mild sweetness and clean finish
Pairs best with New York Cheddar with Herbs
Both of these flavors are classic and homey. The Pale Ale compliments the cheesy flavors of New York Cheddar with Herbs without overpowering them.

Rogue Ales, Newport OR
Dead Guy Ale - malty aroma with a rich hearty flavor
Pairs best with Spicy Thai
Both of these flavors are INTENSE! A hardy beer like Dead Guy is necessary to balance the taste buds after the super spicy flavors of Spicy Thai.