Beer: Michael’s Genuine Home Brew
Style: American blonde ale
Alcohol: 5 percent by volume
Price: About $10 a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles at Total Wine & More
Story: The house ale from Miami chef Michael Schwartz — now available for retail purchase in 12-ounce bottles — is brewed with long-grain brown rice and sugar cane from South Florida. The beer has a pleasantly floral nose and a slightly sweet flavor similar to that of a saison. Its balanced bitterness makes it a versatile food partner.
Pairing: Home Brew could take you from salad to dessert. It matches especially well with salt and fat, so try it with snacks like fried hominy and chicken liver crostini at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink.
EVAN S. BENN
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