https://www.facebook.com/events/382602915466883/ Bone Up Brewing Company
38 Norman Street
Everett, MA 02149
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food, Party
Nothing goes better together than good ol' beer and pizza! Every Thursday we serve up huge Sicilian slices ($3.50 each, 2/$6) from Sillari's Pizza in Malden alongside a limited cask beer release.
Cask ale is a traditional British style of serving beer; beer is drawn out of the keg by hand and served at a slightly different carbonation level and temperature than normal draft beer to bring out new flavors and aromas.
This week, we're pouring:
Beer Name: Shut Up Kelly!
Cask Addition: Cocoa Nibs
Style: Robust Porter
Color: Inky blackness so deep it threatens to consume you, tinged with taupe at the edges.
Cheese Pairing: Oma, Chimay, or another washed-rind semisoft cheese.
Food Pairing: Smoked pork chops and a baked potato that's been buttered up real good (sour cream acceptable).
Music Pairing (Jimbo's Choice): "Brewing the Storm" by Black Tusk.
Music Pairing (Jared's Choice): "Harmony" by Clinic.
Best Occasion to Drink: Board game night (also acceptable: Metal Monday).
Brewer's Notes: Porter might be my favorite style of beer to brew because, frankly, it's the easiest. There are a dozen different ways you can screw up a porter and still have it turn out pretty good (it's also a go-to when drinking beer from an unfamiliar brewery, for similar reasons). The downside of such a forgiving beer style is that it's that much harder to make something that's better than Pretty Good. But since we cut our teeth on porter, and have been coming back to the style for over a decade, we've got a few tricks up our sleeve(s). So give it a try! Even if you've been disappointed by dark beers before, you may be surprised.