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Jan 29

Mustard ale & corn dogs

Wostyntje mustard ale and corndogs
What drink pairs best with corn dogs? That’s easy! Mustard ale, of course.

Wostyntje is a dark blond ale brewed with 90% barley malt, 10% munich malt, Kent Goldings and Challenger hops, an earthy Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, and mustard seeds. The Internet proves of little use when seeking out the originating brewery, Brouwerij de Regenboog, other than a reporting of it as out of business on RateBeer and difficult to get information about in Alan McLeod’s blog. I did learn this mustard ale is now brewed by Brouwerij Smisje, but little else.

tasting notes on mustard ale & corndogsThough you can choose any type of corn dog for this ale-n-dog pairing, my choice is the Foster Farms® Honey Crunchy chicken dog.

The crunch of the corndog makes is an excellent pub-food candidate. Paired with Wostyntje, you may not even need a dollop of mustard on that dog. The dark candi sugar gives a pleasant sweetness to the ale, its natural carbonation cleanses the palate, and the mustard seeds and Belgian yeast create an earthy flavor, with a unique bitterish finish.

If you can get your hands on a bottle of Wostynje, I highly recommend you give this a try. And consider serving it with corndog appetizers at your next party.

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