We hope you have been following us for Liquid Lent! For 40 days, Jimmy Carbone has been documenting his efforts to “drink like a monk” with simple foods and great beers. So which are some of his favorite beers thus far?
Other Half’s Lembeek 86 blonde: This beer will be featured as part of our April Sours theme, which we have every year at Jimmy’s No. 43. We think spring is a great time to celebrate the sours (and we’ll culminate this month in our annual April Sours beer dinner). Lembeck is the town in Belgium that “lambic” comes from. Classic sours. Other Half, Brooklyn’s newest brewery, created a classic sour with some hoppiness to it but all brettanomyces in the forward notes.
KelSo’s Rhubarb Gose: Another classic sour style, gose originated in Germany. Rhubarb is a beautiful sour spring vegetable, so this pairs well with our spring menu that features duck and early greens.
Finback Brewerys Double Sess: This is a spin on a traditional wit bier, with ginger, camomile, and Szechuan peppercorns. The name is a play on sessions beers, and it fits the bill, weighing in at 4.7% ABV.
Speaking of session beers, we love Evil Twin’s Bikini: a 2.7% ABV (!! – that’s lower than traditional kombucha) and a hop profile reminiscent of Carton’s Boat Beer.
Finally, we have spring’s favorite style, the saison. We’ll be featuring several saisons this month, including Ommegang’s Glimmerglass, which we’ll be featuring on Saturday April 12th, during our “Walk the Monk’s Trail” tasting event. This will be a two-hour walk-around tasting with beer reps and owners pouring their favorites. If you’ve attended our Battle of the Belgians in December, you will want to get your ticket for one of the two tastings we’ll have featuring Belgians and Belgian-style beers paired with brunch food items.