Beer from Here: Little Harpeth’s Mosaic IPK

With Gusti Escalante, NATIVE Production Manager

Beer Name: Mosaic IPK

Brewery: Little Harpeth

Style: India Pale Kolsch

ABV: 5.6%

Food Pairing: Clawson’s Pub & Deli #12 Sriracha-Buffalo Turkey Sandwich

Appearance: Bright orange body and a light, foamy head

Aroma: Complex mix of fruit with subtle hoppy bitterness

Where to Find It: Clawson’s Pub & Deli

Overall Takeaways: 

“There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast.” I like to imagine that Herman Melville was quoted saying this while staring down at a beautiful pineapple and pepperoni pizza. After all, what’s better than a little bit of sweet and spicy contrast? Or some sweet and salty? Whichever you prefer, there’s no denying contrast can be one of the best ways to make any meal pop.

That might be why I can’t get enough of this refreshing combo. The Mosaic starts with bold hops that give way to smoother, more subtle apple and pear notes. Those fruit flavors fit perfectly between bites of the sriracha-drenched snack. It’s like jumping into a swimming pool on a hot summer day or listening to Kanye pre and post My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Each element is great in its own right, but the contrast just makes combining them that much better.

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