offerings & notes from rogue pastry chef
lemon butter shortbread with rosemary and razz:
pair with: Lazy Bill’s Lager
crisp Pilsner qualities contrast the buttery shortbread. acidity of lemon and razz remind us of Summer brews, and the hint of rosemary brings forward the herbal qualities of the hops
poached pear with cajeta:
pair with: Green Eyed Amber
slightly sweet pear brings out the fruit tones in this brew, while the acid, sweetness, and burnt aspects of the goat milk caramel accentuate the malty qualities
walnut and dried plum tart:
pair with: Easy Rider Brown
slightly bitter roasted walnuts accentuate the smooth nuttiness of this brown ale, while the sweet dried plums contrast the hops, to bring them forward.
ginger spice cake:
pair with: Ol’ Grandaddy’s IIPA
sweet flavors can ruin the enjoyment of this beer’s ibu count. spice and citrus should complement this difficult pairing: just roll with it.
Yep not my best photos; but the food
Chef ~Beau Bonham
Who put it together ~ Kristine Baker and her group is called Women’s Craft Beer Collective.
Also thanks to Booze brothers ~ Vista