So happy Amber was in town! Of course Jack and I had dinner at our place! Liz, Amber, and Ryan were all able to make it!
Amber and I ransacked the fridge and found two beers that had been there for a while and just had to be drunk. Oddly enough they were both pumpkin beers. Really quite the opposite flavors for spring. But somehow they worked well with dinner.
I had the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale by the St. Lewis Brewery of St. Lewis, Missouri at 8% abv.
This is the best pumpkin beer I’ve tasted. Yes it’s really pumpkiny. It has all the spicing of a pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. But I think what actually makes this beer better than the many other pumpkin beers is that they actually start with good, drinkable beer. The beer minus all the spices and pumpkin is of a better quality than many of the other brands. I’ve had many pumpkin beers that has horse piss beers with light pumpkin flavor. Obviously this does not make them any better. But this Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is actually decent beer, and tasty!
Anyway, I was very excited because I actually made dessert! I made Mango Sticky Rice! The rice is made and soaked in sugar and coconut milk. Sliced mango on top and its amazing!