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Beer Week: Sour beer and ice cream social

A legend in the Tampa craft beer scene, German restaurant Mr. Dunderbak's has hosted about 100 beer dinners.

"But this one is a little odd," owner J.B. Ellis said at the beginning of Wednesday night's pairing.

The theme? A sour beer and ice cream social.

Ellis collaborated with Nicolay Adinaguev, the chef from the soon-to-open Cigar City brew pub, and together the pair served eight sour beers with raspberry crepes, homemade ice creams, sorbet and a delicious "lambic oatmeal cookie."

As the food and beer were served, the group of about two dozen diners enjoyed a lesson on sour beers. Most are Belgian, Ellis explained, though Cascade Brewing in Portland, Ore., is making some notable sours.

The sour flavors come from the type of yeast used, which includes brettanomyces that impart a "farmhouse" flavor and lactic acid bacteria, which give a sour flavor.

The two Chapeau sours served — pineapple and peach lambics — were very sweet. Others, including the Ichtegem Flemish Red were decidedly tart.

The Goudenband from Brouwerij Liefmans was the crowd favorite. It had a light, champagne-like fizz with a dark malty flavor not seen in the other sours. It had notes of cherry and chocolate and reminded me of wine or a fine liquor.

At the end of the night, Adinaguev passed out a dinner menu that Cigar City is working with for its brew pub, which will be at 15491 N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.

It is a large menu, with lots of local ingredients and great snacking food, including a "pickle jar," chicharrones, devil crab and a "Cuban egg roll."

Beer Week: Sour beer and ice cream social 03/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:49pm]
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