I’ve been under the weather for a few days so no beer during this time but I decided to have a have one last night (1/1/2016) with dinner. My mom made honey glazed, spiral sliced ham; hoppin’ john (black eyed peas, white rice, onions, celery, green peppers, and bacon bits); collard greens; and pepper jack cheese cornbread for New Year’s Day dinner. It was delicious!
For my beer I went with 21st Amendment’s Toaster Pastry, a 7.6% alcohol by volume (ABV) India-Style Red Ale from the 21st Amendment Brewery (San Fransisco, California, USA). This beer was part of the beer stockpile (see #618 for more info) that came from Habersham Beverage (Savannah, Georgia, USA). 21st Amendment’s Toaster Pastry came in a 1 pint 3.2 fl oz red can with the name and the style emblazoned on the front in yellow and blue.
According to their website, 21st Amendment’s Toaster Pastry was brewed using Two Row, Baird 70-80 Dark Crystal, Weyermann Munich 2, Weyermann Carafa III, and Castle Biscuit malts; Warrior hops for bittering; Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops for flavoring; and an American Ale yeast. Toaster Pastry exhibits a deep amber color and 74 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).
Below is the commercial description of 21st Amendment’s Toaster Pastry:
“Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory. Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.” – 21st Amendment Brewery
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