Happy Halloween from the Tampa Food Dude!
I have an annual Halloween tradition. After all the holiday’s activities are over, I kick back, crack a pumpkin beer and watch Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. This year’s brew is actually one I had cellared from last year, Barley Mow Brewing Co.’s “Lord of the Gourd” Pumpkin Porter. With a nice spice and a malty backbone this was a perfect brew to compliment the time of year as well as Burton’s Halloween weirdness.
I’m starting to find that porters take to seasonal flavors like pumpkin or gingerbread very well and aren’t nearly as heavy as stouts, so I like it when I see brewers experiment with these more often.
Hope everyone has enjoyed their Halloween this year. Given that we’re going to blink and it will be January 2nd it’s always good to slow down and enjoy things when we can.
Tried Lord of the Gourd? Leave a message in the comments section!
And remember… beer is freedom… and the food abides…
Jalapeno Lingonberry Salmon
Here’s a tip. Whenever you’re at IKEA don’t forget to stop at the Swedish grocery they have just after the checkout area. They have some great stuff including this Jalapeno Lingonberry dry rub which I used on some fresh salmon I just bought from Land & Sea. May very well be the best piece of fish I’ve ever cooked…