Skip to comments.No one asked for it, but Mustard Beer is a thing; you can find it in North Carolina
Posted on 07/31/2020 3:36:24 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Not even beer is safe from the turmoil of 2020.
Craft brewery Oskar Blues has teamed up with Frenchs mustard for the cookout collaboration no one asked for.
Beer mustard already exists, but this is not that. Instead Oskar Blues and Frenchs are making a mustard beer, a hazy golden wheat beer brewed with lime, lemon, tangerine, passionfruit and a not insignificant amount of yellow mustard. The beer clocks in at 5.2% alcohol.
Oskar Blues, one of the countys largest craft breweries, has a brewery and taproom in the Western North Carolina mountain town of Brevard. Frenchs makes probably the most recognizable mustard in the world, squeezed out of a crayon-yellow bottle.
Their new mustard beer will debut Aug. 1, National Mustard Day, both in Oskar Blues taprooms in Brevard and Colorado, and for sale online at beer retailer Craftshack. And if youre game to try making mustard beer at home, Oskar Blues has put the recipe online for homebrewers.
Now, weve all been there, of course. Sitting a dozen rows back at a baseball game, hot dog in one hand, beer in the other, when, in mid-bite, a gloop of yellow mustard slips from the dog and lands with a splash in the beer. No one would discard a $12 beer over a little mustard.
But neither would we clamor to buy it in six packs.
Frenchs said the beer is a drinkable doubling down of the yellow mustard ice cream it made last year.
Frenchs enjoys creating new curiosity around a flavor that has been a staple in homes for over 115 years, said Jill Pratt, chief marketing officer for Frenchs, in a release. The incredible reaction to last years release of our mustard ice cream showed us how far people are willing to go to savor this favorite condiment. We promise this Frenchs Mustard Beer will not disappoint either.
Some might say, correctly, that mustard is the only acceptable condiment for hot dogs. Its tangy and spicy and sometimes sweet or fruity. Few, if any, would call it quaffable, though there is that saying about not being the one who knocks without trying.
Were stoked on bold flavors at Oskar Blues Brewery and we never shy away from a challenge, said Oskar Blues head brewer, Juice Drapeau, in a release. With Frenchs Mustard Beer we elevated the Classic Yellow Mustard flavor with tangy lemon and lime to create a tropical wheat ale Id pair with a loaded hot dog on the hottest day of the year.
Unfortunately for mustard beer, the N.C. State Fair has been canceled this year, where it might comfortably and happily pair with yard-sized corndogs and deep fried Twinkies.
We have garlic beer here in WA.
I dunno. Beer has been just fine for twelve centuries (when they started adding hops). Stop with all the fruits and sponge candy and...condiments already.
Mustard? Lemon? Lime? Tangerine? Passionfruit? What ever happened to just plain beer?
Great Minds Think Alike. See post 4.
Come on over, I have some Labatts in the fridge right now. Pennsylvania is only about an hour and a half away. (Depending on what part you hail from).
I don’t know about ‘Mustard Beer’ - doesn’t sound that good to me.
But we’ve been seeing ads for an ‘Old Bay Bloody Mary’ that looks interesting:
Why not? French’s has made a mustard ice cream in the past!
Eastern PA, Northampton County. I live in the town where Jayne Mansfield is buried.
Bar patron: “Do you have any Grey Poupon beer”?
Bartender: “But of course.”
Kechup beer? (well, might be close to t9mato beer)
Sweet pickle beer?
Tobasco beer might be pretty good...
It went the way of Manly Men, IMHO. ;)
Labatt’s Blue is a great beer. So is Kokanee but impossible to find.
Okay, tasteless is my middle name...
People make weird beers to deflect attention from the fact they can’t even make a good regular beer.
You still, after all these decades, cannot beat a good German or Czech lager. From meaty, to light. Bitter to sweet. Hoppy or malty.
Plus, my wife says they make me squirrely.
My Brother-in-law is originally from Buffalo.
I don’t drink anymore, but I used to drink Ale after getting hooked on it during a trip to Wales.
Best kept secret in America. No one wants to come here. Once they do, they don’t want to leave.
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