Beer Name: Two Piece
Brewery: Fat Bottom Brewing Company
Style: Summer Wheat Ale
Food Pairing: Black & Bleu Salad, Beer Mac
Appearance: Translucent, golden
Aroma: Spicy ginger with a slightly floral backbone
Where to Find It: Fat Bottom Brewing Company
A wise poet once said, “Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin’ world go round.” The poet being Farrokh Bulsara, or Freddie Mercury, as most know him (technically, Queen guitarist Brian May penned the words, but you get the point). Much like that classic Queen track, Fat Bottom’s Two Piece Summer Wheat Ale can be enjoyed by skinny lads, blue-eyed floozies, and everyone in between.
I’ll be honest with you: I absolutely judged the book by its cover on this one. The hot pink bikini on top of the blue ocean and sun rays was enough to make my mouth water for summer. It didn’t matter what the beer tasted like, I was all in. I was warned ginger was the key player, and as someone who is trying her hardest to love ginger without making an obligatory weird face, I was a little apprehensive about it. Happy to report, though, that I was so pleasantly pleased with the lightness and brightness of this beer. The earthy ginger actually acts as a highlight of the beer instead of taking the lead—more of a Brian than a Freddie, if you will.
Unlike most summer wheat beers, the Two Piece doesn’t feel heavy at all. And with its fairly low alcohol content, it’s a delight to drink. Pair it with the brewery’s Black & Bleu Salad for a light and fresh meal, or their Beer Mac if you’re feeling extra saucy. The heat in both of these dishes is perfectly complemented by the spice and floral notes in the beer. If you’re out on the town or enjoying the ale at home, sushi or any other seafood would pair perfectly as well. This seasonal beer has just made its annual appearance, so be sure to try it before it’s gone.