Behind the Batter

Beer & Brownies: The Zero Gravity Way

 

Since Friday is International Beer Day we decided to knock on the door of one of our favorite local (think globally, drink locally) breweries - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery! They were up for the challenge we posed: Match their masterful brews with our most popular Brownie flavors. 

Here are the winning combinations:

Signature Brownie
Pairs with Zero Gravity Irish Stout. This was an easy one: a classic, rich and well balanced beer with a classic brownie. The dark roasted malt that gives the beer it's dark hue is a the perfect companion to a chocolate forward treat. 

Where to find the beer: growler fills at the Flatbread Brewpub

Signature BrownieIrish Stout

Pairs with "Citizen Zero," a collaboration Cider Beer we made with Citizen Cider. 
Maple, toffee, chocolate, cider, beer. With such a natural combo, there's no explanation necessary.

Where to find the cider beer: growler fills at Pine St. Brewery or at Citizen Cider, 750 ml bottles releasing state wide at the end of summer.
Maple Toffee CrunchTap RoomCitizen Cider

Pairs with Zero Gravity "The Bard's Brown" Dark Mild Ale
Chocolate and walnuts, easily my favorite brownie is a fantastic match for the dark mild. The creamy nuttiness of the walnuts is amplified by the nutty malt character of the beer. 

Where to find the beer: Growler fills at Pine St. Brewery and at Flatbread Brewpub. 
Walnut ChunkThe Bard's BrownTaps

Pairs with ZG Little Wolf American Pale Ale. This 4.7% pale ale is loaded with Mosaic hops - known for juicy fruit notes like strawberry and blueberry. You can guess where I'm going with this one... that's right, PB&J for responsible adults. 

Where to find the beer: 6-packs of cans available all the time, statewide.

Peanut ButterLittle WolfLittle Wolf by Lake

Triple Chunk Blondie
Pairs with ZG "Keller" Dry-Hopped Lager. The lightest of the brownies goes exceptionally well with this subtlety hoppy lager. We use a newer German hop varietal called Mandarina Bavaria that has lovely floral and citrusy notes that do not overpower the blondie. 

Where to find the beer: 6-packs of cans available for a limited time. 

 Triple Chunk BlondieZG KellerKeller Can

A very special Thank You to the crew at Zero Gravity Brew! 

Happy International Beer Day to all! 

 

Cheers,

Enjoying beer & Brownies? Tag @vtbrownie on Instagram and hashtag it #vtbrownie

 

 

 

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