What the heck is #temptingtuesday I hear you say? (well, in my head you do). It’s combining my love affair with Twitter, the fun of chatting with great people and my eternal affection for beer. The mechanics are simple, just like its author, where on the first Tuesday of each month I ask the big wide world of the Twitterverse a beer related question. I get inspired and blog the results.
It kicked off in June with – What’s your favourite beer and cheese pairing in recent memory? July was – Which beers have changed your life and totally rocked your world? It resulted in a hell of a beer wish list which you can check out here.
Which brings us to August, on the first Tuesday of August I asked –
For me it all started with Hoegaarden, that’s the beer that changed everything for me. Until then I’d been drinking mainstream lager stuff and enjoyed it enough but Hoegaarden was something else entirely. It was low on bitterness and tasted like banana and spices and what do you mean it’s made with coriander and orange peel?! So I went exploring … and that’s how it all started.
For others the beers that sparked true beery love range from Emu Bitter, that I fondly remember drinking at The Grosvenor Hotel back when they were a dirty live music pub, to Spaten Optimator which appears to be only available in the United States and Germany. It was so much fun reading through people’s replies and in no particular order here is the list for your viewing pleasure …
Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale | Pumpkin Ale | @maria_fulmer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Pale Ale | @JessShaver Photo (I know, I know, that’s two answers but sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down!)
Toohey’s Extra Dry | Lager | @buckets74
Eagle Bay Pale Ale | Pale Ale | @buckets74
James Squire Amber Ale | Amber Ale | @frozensummers
Naked Ned Pale Ale (Bridge Road Brewers) | Pale Ale | @mpbrew
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (in a nitro can) | Stout | @beergirlbites
Rooster’s Cream | Strong Pale Ale (seasonal) | @MelissaCole
Fustenberg | Lager | @BrewinLex
Hope to see you all for September’s #temptingtuesday …