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What a Pair: Sour Wheat & Salted Caramel!

Posted on July 25, 2012 4:22 PM by Meghan


The scene on Saturday at the Burlington Waterfront.

We take beer and chocolate pairings very seriously here at LCC.  Long nights of hard work, tasting, pouring, tasting, pouring some more, it can go on and on.  Someone has to put in the hours, right?

Well, we can finally share all that hard work with you!  This year’s pairings at the VT Brewer’s Festival did not disappoint.  In fact, it seems to get better and better every year.  And the rest of you must think so too since we had a standing room only for both sessions! 

Without further ado, here is the first pairing: 
Zero Gravity ,a local brewer located at American Flatbread, collaborated with Otter Creek to create the Berliner Weisse (3.0%ABV) paired with our Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel.
This sour wheat beer, with traditional brew relevance to Northern Germany, is very light with a tartness resembling champagne. The sea salt caramel has complex cooked dairy and caramelized sugar flavors. A touch of sea salt highlights the dairy and lactic sour. When tasted together, the beer’s high sour lifts the cooked dairy flavors of the caramel.

Give it a try! 
Look for the rest of the pairings in the next few days.