This week's belated Sunday Night Suds looks at New Belgium's Slow Ride Session IPA.
Before you ask, the answer is no - I am not attempting to blame my weekly trip back and forth to Camp M or any related slow ride (often on the way up) as the reason that the usual Sunday blog entry has been belated posted on Monday. Instead, I must confess that after a slightly more intense Tisha B'Av fast than usual, I was not able to contemplate sampling a new beer this Sunday Night.
So tonight when I returned home from I chilled and then tried the New Belgium Session IPA with some Chinese food that I had picked up at Soy Sauce Kosher Chinese Restaurant (located on Main Street in KGH). I found that the beer made an interesting pairing with the spicy kung pao dinner and one that I would like to repeat (but unfortunately cannot because I only bought one bottle of this beer and New Belgium is not for sale in NY).
The Slow Ride poured a mild yellow - not really straw but certainly not as golden as I was expecting. There was more than a fair amount of hops with pine and grapefruit very prominent. In fact, I found that even though this was called a "Session" beer (usually connoting a lighter version which can be consumed in larger quantities during a drinking session) the beer had a remarkable amount of flavor and stood up well to the spicy Chinese fare.
New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Scroll-K of Colorado. Although the beer does not bear the kosher symbol on the label, the Scroll-K kosher symbol can usually be found on the bottom of the six pack holder (as I bought this is as part of a mix your own six pack, I did not see the holder, but I have found that to be the case with all the NB beers under the Scroll-K).
Please note that not every brew produced by New Belgium is under kosher supervision. For a list of the New Belgium brews currently under supervision, please click on the link on the left side of my home page for my latest Kosher Beer List.
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