BEER DIARY - @FULTONBEER PAIRED W/DINNER AT @REPUBLICMN

I do love me some beer and food pairings!
  1. Fulton Lonely Blonde, blonde ale; Apple Brie Gougère
    Citrusy & bright, w/gentle lagerness. On the dry side which is probably why I like it better than some other similar beers in town. A gougère is apparently a puffy French pastry. The citrus in the beers plays off the pungent cheese and spicy microgreens.
  2. Fulton 300, IPA; Scallop w/Mango Salsa, Basil-Mint Granita
    Grassy-grapefruit is what I get from this. When I drink it with the dish, the citrus aspect diminishes and everything is earthy and savory. Not sure I was wild about the minty mint and basil with the delicate scallop.
  3. Fulton Worthy Adversary, imperial stout; Coffee Marinated Flank Steak, Smoked Baby Potatoes, Crispy Kale, Chimichurri
    Roasty bitterness up front that's immediately balanced by dark chocolate semi-sweetness. This plate wins! Food has a charcoal-smoked character. If I didn't know better, I'd say they brushed just a whisper of the mole from the other choice for this course onto the steak.
  4. Fulton Patience Barleywine (presumed 2015 *nerdalert*); Caramelized Bread Pudding, Malted Vanilla Bean Crema
    Tastes like wooden sweet fruit, such as cherry. Keep in mind that I am not yet a barleywine aficionado. Like boozy, mildy-maraschino-ish, cherry-like fruit on wood. The bread pudding is squishy and delicious. The green dots are a mint sauce that reminds me of some hard candy from my youth. This time the mint totally works. Though the sweet dessert makes the barleywine seem boozier.