February 03, 2007

The pursuit of hoppiness ...

"The pursuit of hoppiness" is the title of a beer article in the Winter 2007 issue of Foodism (it also seems like a pun of the Will Smith movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness").

Foodism recommends lager with fish and poultry, while an ale better suits red meat. In other words, lager is to fish/poultry as white wine is to said dishes; ale is to red meat as red wine is to said dishes. Ales tend to have more hops than lagers and pair well with spicy and oily foods, similar to high acidity wines.

Can you distinguish the ales (or hoppier beers) from lagers in the following boxes of beer?

Photos taken at World Market, Oakland.

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