The Frites King
** OUT OF COMMISSION **
Ok – close your eyes. Imagine yourself in the City of Bruges, Belgium, sitting on an old wooden bench overlooking one of the famed Belgian canals. There’s a slight chill in the air, you’re watching another small tour boat pass, delighted you made your own travel arrangements this time instead of having to be stuck with that group – you’re the explorer this time. The trees are budding; and the tulips have exploded in a rainbow of colors. Spring is arriving. You’re hungry now – a long night of drinking and carousing…Hmm, what to eat? Something substantial – something traditional. You have waited long enough – it’s time - Moules Frites (Mussels and French Fries for you ‘Mericans) – a classic. Now what to pair it with? Oh, how could you forget! You saw it last night on your favorite beer café’s board - Scorched Earth Brewing’s THE FRITES KING Belgian Single - a love affair of epic proportions with Moules Frites. You heard the beer was fermented in their open fermenter, as would be done in the old country, developing a melody of aromas and flavors featuring banana, clove, spice, floral notes, pear and other fruits. The beer’s malt flavors sing too with biscuity bread and honey. Effervescent and dry, a balanced harmony of ingredients – you order one and wait for your food. You take in the nose, and then your first sip. Delightful! You wonder, how did Scorched Earth Brewing get their beer all the way here to Belgium? We can dream too, no?! Santé.