This highly experimental brew out of Prism doesn’t quite have a single style. It uses pilsner malts, their own house ale yeast and an experimental hop, then on top of all that, they throw in fresh-squeezed pineapple. This all combines for a highly fruity and refreshing summer beverage with a certain kick to it that you are sure not to find anywhere else. 5% ABV
So the Eagles didn’t make it to the Superbowl this year, but don’t go canceling your party yet. We’ve got some ideas for some Denver and Seattle inspired meals, as well as the perfect beers to go with them. So root for you favorite team–even if it’s not really your favorite–and try one of these delicious combos.
Washington is known for its huge, delicious sockeye salmon, and there are so many recipes to choose from. Although salmon is always tasty, here’s three serving suggestions.
Smoked Salmon – Victory Golden Monkey’s sweet and spicy flavor pairs well with the brown sugar and light but rich texture of sweet salmon.
Glazed Salmon – Susquehanna’s HopFive IPA has enough hops to counter balance the sticky-sweetness of the glaze, and is light enough for seafood.
Smoked Salmon Dip – Troeg’s Dreamweaver pairs well with all sorts of seafood, and it’s light enough to serve with snacks/appetizers.
Where Washington is famous for salmon, Colorado’s claim to fame is its buffalo, which can be cooked in a number of different, delicious ways. These three options really bring out the sweet, rich flavor of the meat.
Buffalo Burgers – The smokiness of these burgers matches that of Prism Brewing’s Insana Stout, brewed with chocolate and bacon. Mmm!
Buffalo Brisket – East Coast Beer Co. Winter Rental’s sweet dark fruit notes will play up the sweetness of the meat in this brisket.
Buffalo Chili – Evolution Lot #3 IPA goes great with this spicy chili, as the bitterness will complement the hot peppers, and the light body
And of course, if you aren’t particular to either team but are still hosting a party, you can always play up the joke that each team is from a state where marijuana use is now legal, and serve everyone their own Uinta Dubhe (pronounced doo-bee).
Everyone have a safe and pleasant game time!
It’s getting down the grind of holiday gift-buying, so we’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for your drinking buddy, beer-loving partner, or the craft beer enthusiast that’s hard to buy for. This is the Official Greatest Beers of the World 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.
For the someone who always goes on the beer run in the cold:
Magic Hat/#9 Reversible Beanie – Two hats in one!
Resist Prohibition Victory Brewing Hoodie – Classic, fashionable and warm.
Lancaster Brewing Beanie – Knitted fun, for warm ears.
Redhook Shimmer Me Timbers Jacket – To show you really appreciate them.
Starr Hill Hoodie – Double-lined and zippered, with a cool Starr Hill logo.
For those who like a little art with their beer:
Any of the Old Dominion Posters – At the bottom of their store, Old Dominion has a selection of posters featuring the beautiful ladies that decorate their labels.
Anchor Brewing Books and Posters – Great for the history buff who has a taste for great beer, these posters and books feature historical drawings, paintings and maps of the San Francisco area.
Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale Poster – Beautiful poster for a beautiful beer.
For the Holiday Party, or that really good friend who can’t get enough of their seasonal favorites:
Magic Hat Winterland Variety Pak – #9, Encore IPA, G-Thing, Heart of Darkness
Victory Winter Cheers – Fruity and warm wheat ale, with a spicy hint of clove and banana. 6.7% ABV
Anchor Christmas Ale – A winter warmer with strong ginger flavor in the front, backed up by piney bitterness. 5.5% ABV
Evolution Secret Spot Winter Ale – A complex and well-balanced altbier. 6.3%
Goose Island Sixth Day – An American Brown Ale that’s recipe changes slightly year-to-year for a new surprise every holiday season. 8.3% ABV
Ithaca Cold Front – A Belgian Dark Ale with spicy maltiness and dark fruits. 7.2% ABV
Lancaster Brewing Winter Warmer – Winter spices dominate the flavor of this beer, with an alcoholic finish, sure to warm the coldest of drinkers. 8.9% ABV
Long Trail Hibernator – This Scottish Ale is slightly hoppier than much of the style, and sure to warm you on these cold nights. 6% ABV
Starr Hill Snow Blind – Full description here.
Troegs Mad Elf - Cherry and vanilla flavors sweeten this highly alcoholic Belgian ale that’s made just to give you needed heat. 11% ABV
Stocking Stuffers and Various Gifts:
Have a happy and safe holiday season, folks!
Prism Brewing Company’s brewpub in North Wales, PA has won Best Brewpub in the Philly Hot List Awards!
Their taproom was voted best among the area’s fine brewpubs by locals on PHL 17′s Philly Hotlist website. What sets it apart from the competition is the wide array of brews available and the consistent stream of fun events. Not only do they have their year-round brews on tap at all times, but they always have something special that you can’t get anywhere else. They also have great drink specials, local wine, a unique karaoke night (where all you have to do to stop the song is buy the singer a drink), and a whole array of bar food (including a sizable hot dog list).
So head on over and raise a glass to their fine establishment. They’re open 7 days a week, and always have something going on.
Contact and Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4PM to Midnight
Friday/Saturday: Noon to 2 AM
Sunday: Noon to 10 PM
Bitto Honey is Prism Brewing’s flagship beer. Being a newer brewing company based in Montgomery County, PA, for the last year, Prism has been offering Bitto Honey as a draught only selection at area bars and restaurants. Now, the beer is being distributed throughout the region in bottles for the first time.
Bitto Honey is a well-balanced IPA offering a touch of sweetness from clove honey to offset the bitterness from the Amarillo and Cascade hops. It’s not overwhelming, making it a nice selection for those beginning to appreciate hoppy styles.
If you are a Prism regular then you have been hearing rumors of this bus trip for weeks now. Well here it is!
For the past year, local Brewmaster Rob DeMaria has been brewing his boundary-pushing beer recipes out of the now-defunct General Lafayette Brewery and trying to get his brands out there and sampled by the beer lovers of the world. Now, he has his very own brewery in North Wales, PA and he is on a mission to make his beers known as the best local craft beers in the Philadelphia region. Read more…