Thursday, November 5, 2009

Beer Is The New Dessert

MONTEREY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Forget the pumpkin pie, holiday beer is the new dessert.

According to Jeff Moses, who’s organizing Holiday Beer Fest November 15 in San Francisco, specialty holiday beers are usually so rich and flavorful, they can “be dessert on their own.”

Since holiday brews are only made once a year, breweries use their best ingredients, resulting in “big, bold” tastes.

There’s a strawberry brew, a chocolate beer, and even a banana bread beer.

Moses says holiday brews also pair well with traditional dishes.

A strong, malty beer goes well with sweets like pecan pie, while Belgian triple ales or pale ales go great with turkey.

Holiday beers are also high in alcohol, so they could help ease the pain of dealing with visiting in-laws.

Beer is also as religious as the holiday season.

It was originally created by Belgian monks to help sustain them through their fasting periods.

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