Post-wedding madness and a busy week led Kathy and I to flee to Oceanside, OR for a weekend of rest on the Oregon Coast where we could frolick in the sand and eat fresh crab. As luck would have it, it also meant tasting a couple of new-to-me beers.
A friend gave us a bottle of Rogue’s Double Dead Guy as part of a wedding gift. Most excellent choice! I love the regular Dead Guy and it’s caramel-malty flavors. Double Dead Guy weighs in at 9% and thus is a heavier drink. Kind of a dessert beer, if you will, without being sweet. Rogue suggests you pair DDG with pork, so perhaps it also works with pork barrel politics. This beer will numb the pain of the election season and ensure you have a happy Fall.
Then, while perusing beer at the Tillamook Fred Meyer, I spotted Rogue’s Mom Hefeweizen. That sounded like a delicious pairing with the fresh crab we’d garnered at an oceanside dock! It’s a gorgeous pale honey colored beer with a bit of wheaten haze. Brewed with coriander and ginger, it has a lovely crisp wheaty flavor and a zesty ginger finish. It tastes like summer in a bottle! Forget the $700 billion bailout plan, we should just send everyone a Mom Hefeweizen and their troubles will melt away just like their financial stability.
So forget so-called mavericks, stick with the well-known Rogues!