Image by mfajardo via FlickrA wonderful meal last night at M and S Grill on the plaza thanks to Big Sky Brewing Co. who has introduced a new line of beer in our market last year, leading the way with Moose Drool, named after the original image for the brewery where a Moose is coming out of a pond with water on his beard looking like he was wanting a bottle of his own.
Trout Slayer Ale.. 4.6% alcohol, all about the citrus, and lemon curd ... almost perfumy, matched well with the mixed green salad and feta...
Big Sky IPA 6.2%v grapefruit from the hops...interesting pine resin.. not as bitter as was expecting with IPA... pan seared diver scallop... very nice
Buckin Monk Tripel Ale.. 10% alc... and malted milk, sweet and heavy, I was not alone in the group trying to figure out if I liked it or not... I kept going back to it... and drank it all but I dont think I really liked it.the last sip I had was reminder of a Banana Creme Pie... may never be made again...served with a blue crab and lobster bisque which really showed off the sweetness
Moose Drool Brown Ale 5.2% a dark lager...which did well with the Filet... and tarragon Bearnaise maybe the weakest pairing but both tasted very well
Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout 10% alc. finished in old bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace our host said, even though the website says Jim Beam...first impression is of molassis, mocha and bourbon, thick and unctious in texture you could see how this beer could easily stay and develop in the bottle for several months to come.. coffee and kahlua... I couldnt image drinking more than one of these, much like a port after dinner.... paired with Chocolate Pots du creme. exquisite