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Pairing beer with the second coming

By May 11, 2011

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Have you heard that Jesus is coming back next Saturday? That's the scuttlebutt and far be it from me to ignore scuttlebutt. I mean, that's how I learned about Jeff Goldblum's death and subsequent miraculous resurrection.

Being a beer geek, I have to wonder what beer would best be paired with a returning messiah? I mean, we geeks pair beer with everything from food and cigars to movies and music so why not this?

My first thought is a doppelbock. This chunky lager is a natural fit being the Lenten drink of monks in days of yore.

Or, we could go with a contrasting pairing. Christians like to talk about the sweetness and light of rapture and Jesus and all that, so a dark, bitter beer seems in order. Beer style hybrids are emerging all over these days so I'm thinking a black IPA would nicely fit the bill.

A comparative pairing, matching taste with experience, should probably point us in the direction of especially effervescent beers. A Berliner weisse or witbier would be nice, I think.

Of course, we have to consider that judgment day will lead to some rather warm times for sinners and atheists like myself. So, refreshing lawnmower type beers might be just the ticket. Pilsners, golden ales and Helles would be appropriate.

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So, what do you think? What kind of beer will you be toasting to the second coming with?

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May 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm
(1) PotterBeth says:

Although not an atheist, I’d have to go with a golden ale. Just seems right to me. ;)

May 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm
(2) Jim says:

Avery’s Mephistopheles’ Stout. I’ve been a bad, bad boy!!

May 13, 2011 at 11:17 am
(3) Don Devine says:

I’d have to go with a Saint Arnolds Divine Reserve #10! I’ve been aging it for Armageddeon but I guess Nazarene Pt II will suffice.

May 13, 2011 at 11:41 am
(4) BeerCan says:

Resurrection ale (7% ABV) would be good or any Christian Moerlein bee.

May 13, 2011 at 11:47 am
(5) Jordan W. says:

I think Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine would be appropriate: a crazy beer to celebrate Harold Camping’s crazy prediction not coming true.

May 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm
(6) Susan says:

I’m neither a believer nor a beer drinker, but I just want to let you know I enjoyed your clever piece. See you on the 22nd.

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