Another post, another Brooklyn beer....
The Saison Kitaya is a very unique beer. To be honest, I wasn't sure when it would be appropriate to pair with a meal. There are not many official notes on it because it is what Brooklyn calls a "Ghost Bottle". It is simply described as a "saison aged on sake lees in bourbon barrels". It also goes by another name: Sake Saison 1985. That is the year I was born! So obviously that means I was supposed to have this bottle.
I was skeptical about how this pairing would turn out. I was thinking an amber beer may be a better choice. But let me tell you, it worked out way better than expected!
The beer had a funky, herbal element that clung onto the earthy, gamey flavors in the lamb.
The clean flavors of the malt bill provided a stage for the meal to shine.
It was a pleasantly surprising pairing!
I hope this post gives you the confidence to try your hand at cooking lamb if you haven't before!
Shia Labeouf will give you a pep talk if you need it....
Thanks for reading, folks!
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