Beer Wednesday – 1554
Are you familiar with New Belgium Brewery? They make Fat Tire, and a half-dozen other exceptional beers in Colorado. Well, on a quest for beers worthy of Beer Wednesday, I stumbled across a delicious, malty, rich black ale of theirs, 1554.
This rich, dark brew has none of the hoppiness that I usually love, but wow was it a perfect pair for a roasted cauliflower steak. The rich chocolate and malt flavors, with its bright nose and mocha finish, really paired well with the caramalization of the cauliflower. I was seriously impressed.
The head was rich and firm, without being heavy,and the color was deep and dark, almost like a stout, but without the heaviness of a stout. Overall, it was an exceptional brew, and one I’m really quite glad I picked up.
**N.B.** I’m currently having computer problems, and, like a butt-head, I took pics with my camera, and not my phone, so pics of this lovely beer will have to wait until… my computer is better. Sorry!