Happy thirsty Thursday and welcome back to Day 9 of Holiday Hops! We’re almost ready to wrap up this week, but not without hopping across the pond again to try a delicious holiday beer. On today’s episode, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff are back to try Brasserie D’Achouffe’s Cherry Chouffe from Belgium.
This brewery has been making beer for quite some time, so today’s should be a good one. The Cherry Chouffe is a fruity beer, hence the name, with lots of cherry flavor. At first taste, it’s got the sweetness of the cherry, and then the refreshing taste of a beer. Most Belgian beers are food beers, so this one has a few plates you could try it with. First, Matt recommends pairing this one with either duck or any game meats to complete the dish. If you would rather have it for dessert, it would pair well with any flavors of almonds, strawberries, cherries, or raspberries. This adds a great complement to the table and you’re sure to impress your guests this holiday season.
Besides the taste, this beer has a beautiful look. It’s a bright ruby red that comes in 11.2 oz glass bottles. You’ll find the Cherry Chouffe in four packs, definitely at your finer beer retailers. This is a fun, festive beer with great branding that you won’t want to pass up this holiday season.
If you’re looking for more suggestions on how to use this beer, their website offers many different options. There, you’ll find dishes to pair your beer with, and even how to use it in your cooking!
Looking for more suggestions? Look no further! Holiday Hops is happening now through December 17th. You can tune in right here at Lightning 100 Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. If you just can’t wait, you can also listen on demand at lightning100.com/holidayhops! Thanks for celebrating with us and Happy Holidays!