Friday, August 7, 2009

English Pale Ale

Bass Pale Ale

Bass Pale Ale, Burton upon Trent, England

For dinner with my friends, I decided to go a different route. Instead of wine, how would ales pair with the food I was cooking? To start, we had salad dressed in olive oil/balsamic vinegar, then spaghetti on a tomato/oxtail broth sauce. Third course of short ribs marinated and slowcooked in the oven. Last dish of steak on cognac/mushroom sauce.

This ale was paired with the spaghetti. Amber colour, but not very dark. Beautiful hoppy character on the nose. Very drinkable, very refreshing, with a slightly bitter finish. Wonderful with food. Great start to the meal.


  1. Being a wine lover, I enjoyed going through your blog. Keep it up the good work. Cheers:)

  2. Many thanks for the kind words! Wine will always be my true love but beer is the mistress on the side!