Beer: Harpoon The Long Thaw
Style: White India pale ale
Alcohol: 6.2 percent by volume
Price: About $10 a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles at Total Wine & More
Story: Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, maker of the big-in-South-Florida UFO Hefeweizen, is offering The Long Thaw through March. The IPA-witbier hybrid’s citrusy hops get a boost from orange peel and coriander in the brew kettle. The beer is light on the tongue with a clean finish.
Pairing: Long Thaw’s coriander notes are a natural with the cilantro in the spicy Chinese spare ribs at Black Brick Chinese in Midtown.
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