Beer: Bruery Provisions Series: Run B.M.C. Imperial Pilsner
Food: Sushi at Tokyo Cafe in Orange.
Go to the Bruery Provisions in Orange and pick up a bottle or two of Run B.M.C. Next, walk two store-fronts up to Tokyo Cafe Sushi and Japanese Cuisine. They don’t have a liquor license, and encourage you to BYO! The pairing was wonderful.
Each swig and chomp gave an eye-roll as the umami flavors bloomed into brilliance. The astringent qualities of an Imperial Pilsner work well as a pallet cleanser, yet the 7% ABV will heighten the heat from a “Hot Date” roll (Tempura Jalapeno roll topped with spicy Tuna) dipped in Sriracha, topped with a hint of Wasabi and pickled Ginger. Drinking the beer to put out the fire only accentuated the Ginger flavors and throttled the heat.
There are numerous options for food pairings, this one seems to be perfect. Run B.M.C. is a limited release, so get it while you can!