Go back to earlier this year when Smartmouth Brewing Company brewed up a new IPA using marshmallows just like those colorful, dehydrated chunks of sweetness you'd pick out of the Lucky Charms box. That got us to thinking, well, we’ve had beer and donut pairings in the past (and you all loved it) so why not “Mixx” it up a little bit for this year’s Raleigh Beer Week Event at BottleMixx. Sounds a little silly at first… but we promise we have done all the pairings perfectly! The idea is to have a sip or two of beer and then munch a little cereal. If you want to put the beer on top of the cereal, we won’t stop yoU!
Jameson, Chris and Ari munched on so many handfuls of cereal and carefully compared notes to come up with the following pairings:
HIGHLAND CLAWHAMMER OKTOBERFEST & HONEYCOMBS
Highland’s Clawhammer Oktoberfest Marzen Lager is smooth and malty and will go nicely with the savory sweetness of Honey Combs
FAT ORANGE CAT CORPORATION T-SHIRT & FRUIT LOOPS
Fat Orange Cat’s Corporation T-Shirt New England IPA will be extra juicy with a handful of Fruit Loops (and the Fruit Loops will be extra fruity!)
MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BARREL AGED STOUT & CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH
Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee is the perfect way to start your day (we’re not here to judge or argue!) and we’re pairing with an all-time classic Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Think Turkish Coffee… with a dash of Bourbon!
EDMUND’S OAST BLACKBERRY RASPBERRY SOUR & LUCKY CHARMS
“Sour” and Lucky Charms sounds wild, we know… but the grain cereal pieces will help tame that tart bite from the sour and the marshmallow pieces with their lactic sugar will enhance the fruit flavors in the beer.
The paring flight cost is just $12 per person and the fun begins at 4:00 p.m.