National American Beer Day – Drink Up!

Beer Drinkers Rejoice!

According to an article in the NY Post, Scientists have confirmed that DRINKING BEER makes you happy! We’re not making this up. Apparently, it has been discovered that beer stimulates the reward center in the brain where the dopamine D2 receptor is located. Researchers in Germany – obviously experts on beer – discovered that amber nectar really does lift your spirits. Hordenine, which is found in malted barley and beer is also successful in turning that frown upsidedown. Though it came as a surprise to the scientists – no one was complaining about the results!

Now that we have the facts – it’s time to take part in National American Beer Day! I mean come on – it’s for your health.
If you’re not one to booze on the daily and don’t know where to start- check out some of these one of a kind Beer and Dessert pairings. You’ll become a connoisseur in no time.
Care for a buzz with that cake?
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when satisfying that sweet tooth with a drink on the side is that you must consider the degree of sweetness. ALWAYS. Be sure to choose a beer that is as sweet or more sweet than the accompanying dessert. Otherwise – your beer will end up tasting not so good due to the contrast in flavors.
So what DO you put together?

CHOCOLATE

Look for beers with fruity or caramel flavors that complement the chocolate.
Recommendations:
Try a Pilsner! Perfect due to its lighter, malt-forward & champagne-like profile.
Try a Brown Ale or Bock! They pair well with caramels & toffees.
A few options?
Lonerider’s Sweet Josie Brown Ale
Hardywood’s Give Bock

FRUITY DESSERTS

Beers with yeast!
Recommendations:
Try a a Wheat Beer! Or an English Ale!
A few options?
Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch is a sweet beer that won’t disappoint!
 
 

CARROT CAKE & PUMPKIN PIE

You’ll need the perfect match for a heartier dessert!
Recommendations:
Try a Nut Brown Ale!
A few options?

HOT FUDGE SUNDAE

Creamy & Malty will taste the best!
Recommendations:
Try a Stout!
A few options?
Please let us know what you paired together! We’re always willing to to drink and eat – especially when it comes to beer and desserts!
Tag @kineticcontent with what worked for your taste buds!

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