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Sunday, January 29, 2012

1/28/12 Yuengling Bock Beer

So on Tuesday Yuengling released their Bock beer and on Friday I received a six pack from Uncle Cones in Minersville on Westwood St. If you haven't ever been to Cones you should go. For many years now its been the place I go when friends and family come to town. Its a nice small town bar that has pool and darts along with breakfast some mornings. If you need more information about this fantastic establishment just ask and I'll tell you everything I know. So last night and again tonight I sat down and had a Yuengling Bock beer along with some chips and salsa both night and some tahini pasta (the recipe and the links for both will be at the end). The temperature came in at a nice 37.3 degrees with an average head at 2 1/2" and  a frothy off-white head appearance. The head lacing was excellent and the head dissipated slowly. The carbonation was lively with normal clarity and an amber color. The aroma and taste were a mixture of citrus and barley with an average finish length and watery mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the front with excellent body lacing. Overall I would give this beer an A part because I love everything Yuengling makes and its from my home town. I also rate this so high because its like lager with a kick to it and yet nothing over powering. It just has a great taste. Yuengling Bock beer is a seasonal brew that should be available until around Easter of this year. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

My sesame tahini recipe

6 tbsps sesame tahini
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp agave nectar
one box rotini pasta
1 roasted red pepper
1/2 red onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup baby spinach
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Cook pasta per box instructions and prep ingredients while cooking. All veggies are chopped. Also make the sauce while pasta cooking. For the sauce just mix tahini, vinegar, chili powder and agave nectar together and put off to the side. Next on medium heat drizzle oil over hot pan. Then add pepper onion and garlic and cook for 3-6 minutes. Then add spinach and cook for about 1 minute. Lastly add pasta and sauce and stir. Remove from heat and serve and enjoy.

If your looking for where to find Yuengling Bock beer or any Yuengling product follow this link http://www.yuengling.com/distributors2/

Here is the link for the salsa if you missed it in the article http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/fresh-tomato-and-black-bean-salsa-recipe/index.html.

Latest information I could find on Yuengling website about Bock Beer.

Information from ClassicLager.com

Yuengling Bock Beer is 5.26% alc./vol. and has 168 Calories. Below is a list of foods that may pair well with Bock:
•             Bock should be paired with bold, flavorful dishes- like Cajun style, or spicy, strong dishes.
•             Bock pairs well with poultry, beef, lamb, pork.   Also perfect with desserts.
•             Gruy√©re, Emmental and Swiss cheeses go well with Bock Beer.
•             Bock beers pair well with German foods, earthy cheeses like Camembert and Fontina and can be terrific with chocolate.

Additional information from Yuengling for people wondering if Yuengling Bock beer is gluten free and if Yuengling offers gluten free options.

At this time Yuengling does not produce any Gluten Free products. While we recognize that there is a market for such a product, at this time we are not in a position to add any new products to our lineup. 

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