April 24th, 2013
Type: American Amber / Red Ale
Brewing Company: New Belgium Brewing
Details: Lloyd’s Babyback Pork Ribs with Honey Hickory Barbecue Sauce prepared in the oven.
The beer was good, the babyback ribs were okay, the two together were fine.
Fat Tire is a good beer. It tastes good, it’s pretty easy to find (in Northern California anyways) and it’s typically a decent price. Our household has fat tire in the refrigerator fairly often and we have no complaints.
The barbecue babyback ribs were good. They are easy to prepare which is always nice. We had corn on the cob as a side. Though the ribs tasted good, the difficulty to eat ribs in general made it just okay. They are always very messy and eating around a bone (or several bones) is sometimes just annoying.
The big question is: how was the beer with the food? The answer is: fine. I really couldn’t notice a difference. It certainly didn’t make the flavors worse, though it also didn’t seem to improve them. Joseph felt the pairing slightly enhanced the flavors. Either way it wasn’t bad, but it probably shouldn’t be on the list of pairings you must try before you die.