Jack Cooks Dinner

Well, Jack actually cooks dinner almost all the time, but since it was raining and our group bike ride/ cookout got cancelled, Jack had people over for dinner!

Sarah, Austin, and Trevor join us for some southern cookin’! Jack made delicious pork tenderloin, homemade biscuits, beans, corn, and a cake with chocolate icing!

Sarah and Austin also brought 2 six-packs for us to try! It’s like they read my mind! They brought over a porter and a pumpkin beer! Perfect!

First I tried the Bell’s Porter from Kalamazoo, MI.

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Poured into an Ommegang glass, poured very dark black. Light chocolate, light coffee, roasted malts, a bit creamy/milky. Medium bodied, 5.6% abv. But what shocked me the most was no outrageous hops! I was expecting this to be a hoppy porter, probably since the only other Bell’s beer I’ve had is the Two-Hearted IPA. I think this is an amazing American Porter, very happy I got to try it, and I have the rest of the six-pack to finish off! So you will be seeing this again in the future!

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Sara and Austin must have good beer picking mojo because this Schlafly Pumpkin Ale was spot on! A little heftier at 8%, poured a gorgeous orange amber. I thought this was the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor, spices and actual beer. The spices in this beer were a bit more up front and noticeable. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin. It worked really well, since the beer was almost a little creamy feeling. Very pumpkin pie-ish and sweet. This is a good fall weather beer. I’m happy to say I’ve finally found a pumpkin beer that I like! Again, I’m happy to have a few more to try later. I need to tell Jack cook dinners like this more often!

2 responses to “Jack Cooks Dinner

  1. That was a lot of fun and dinner was amazing! Austin and I were both talking about how good of a cook Jack is on the way home. I’m really glad you liked the beer. We don’t drink quite as much beer as you, but we are pretty snobby about it 😉

  2. I’m excited to try the pumpkin ale! Generally I shy away from the pumpkin beers because the spices overwhelm the beer and it just tastes like you’re drinking a pumpkin pie. Thanks for the suggestion.

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