Mother! Queen of the Castle!
There is no question that every Mom has her unique signature, just like the beer styles you explore. She can fill you with pride or tease you with guilt. She is there to kiss your wounds, or to point out your shortcomings, no matter what your age. She can reduce you to a child in a heartbeat, or elevate you to the pinnacle of the world when the mood strikes her.
In any case, this is her day! The day we pay tribute to all that she is, and all that she helps us become. She is rarely appreciated until she is gone. It is then that we see her reflection in ourselves and carry her in our hearts forever.
To all mothers - may I wish you a Happy Mothers Day! Celebrate the wonders of motherhood and the miracle of life with a Commemorative Mothers Day Beer on this, your day. Pair it with food to enhance the experience.
Beer Fox Recommended Mothers Day Beer & Food Pairings
Mother Hubbard’s Weizen – Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style – Dunkel Weizen
A cloudy, walnut body supports a creamy off-white head with spidery lacing on the inner sides of the glass. Sweet wheat graininess emits esters of light banana and cloves. Malts are up front, with a subtle smoke character lingering in the background.
Food Pairings – Smoked sausage, Chinese, Thai, German bratwurst and spaetzles, chicken, smoked turkey
Mother Lode Golden Ale – Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, Portland, Oregon, USA
Style – American Blonde Ale
Your crystalline goblet fills with glistening gold, capped with a scant head of wooly white. Honey aromatics blend with a clean, grassy nose. Flavors are clean and grainy, touched with green apple. Tight carbonation and dry finish make Mother Lode highly drinkable.
Food Pairings – Fish and seafood, Waldorf salad, eggs, broccoli and cheese quiche, hot, spicy foods, Mexican dishes.
Mother-in-Law – W. J. King & Company Brewers, Horsham, UK
Style – English Bitter
A thin off-white head dresses the intense, ruby elixir beneath. Aromas are of fresh-baked bread, malt and berries. Hop aromas are very light, almost indistinguishable. Sharp fruit greets the tongue, with a roasted touch of chocolate and caramel maltiness.
Food Pairings –Barbecued meats and vegetables, orange-glazed chicken, tournedos of beef and London broil, pork
Mother Martha’s Kölsch Style Ale – Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Style – Kölsch
Deep translucent gold lingers beneath a thin sheet of tight foam. Light citrus aromas merge with subtle hoppiness. As the dancing liquid spills over the lips, sweet malts greet the palate, with delicate exotic spiciness in the background.
Food Pairings –Salads, vegetable dishes, Portobello mushrooms, tuna, salmon, shellfish.