Yes, I like chocolate. But I’m tired of chocolate wine, chocolate stout, chocolate you-name-it for Valentine’s Day. This year, I’m going with Bur Oak Brewing Company’s fruity and floral wheat beer, Lily.
The sunny color and thick white head are as fancy as lace on a valentine card. But the
aroma – oranges and a touch of lavender – will transport you to the lavender fields of Provence and frankly, I’ll take France over chocolate any day.
Bur Oak Brewing recommends pairing Lily with salad, shrimp, glazed salmon and cheesecake – all great for Valentine’s Day. As you can see, I opted for chocolate-dipped strawberries (I’m not anti-chocolate). The orange and raspberry flavors in the brew perfectly complement the sweetness of the berries.
Bur Oak brewed Lily as a summer beer, but don’t wait. You deserve flowers for Valentine’s Day.