Beer Pairings: Beer and Poker Night

By on June 27, 2008 @ 6 AM (1 Comment)

So I posed a question recently on Twitter asking for some ideas on a good craft beer for me and the boys to consume massive amounts of at an upcoming poker night. The rules were simple – no high ABV and no high price tag.

A quick note – the Twitter beer community is fantastic – a great group of beer aficionados. I got some nice feedback from them (many thanks to those who responded) – Anchor Small Beer, Full Sail Session Lager, Goose Island Honker’s Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lancaster Milk Stout and more. All beers that I’d either love to try or have had and enjoyed in the past. Only one problem – none of these are readily available here at any of my beer stores.

So Father Beer Love threw out a suggestion – we’d seen some mini kegs of a certain fantastic summer beer at World Market recently and couldn’t think of an occasion to justify the purchase. Well, we solved that problem last night.

Paulaner Mini Keg

That’s a Paulaner Hefe-Weizen 5 liter mini keg who also happened to come home with his twin brother. 10 liters of one of the best hefes on the market – $40 total. Do the math there – I don’t care if I lose at poker night, I came home a winner last night.


1 Comment (Add Your Comments)

  1. chelsea says:

    well, the mini kegs are always fun, even though, as you know, I’m a hefe-hater. I would have probably gone with Belle’s Two Hearted mini keg…but that’s just me. :)
    I’m off to Europe in the morning, drinking my way through three fine countries.

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