And with that, Chant Lager is this week’s Beer Pick.
Blod Monk Brewing, Atlanta
Available on draft at Bold Monk and in 12-ounce six-pack cans soon
Chant Lager is Bold Monk’s naturally carbonated house “lagerbier.” Brewmaster John “JR” Roberts says it “utilizes the soft Atlanta water to provide a delicate profile for the ingredients to shine” — including Barke Pilsner malt, and Czech Saaz and whole-cone German Tettnanger hops.
The result is a lovely beer that falls somewhere between a Czech and German pilsner. Pale gold with a bubbly white head, it’s at once soft and crisp on the palate, with floral notes of honey and spice, and a pleasant touch of fruitiness and bitterness lingering in the finish.
At Bold Monk, I’ve tried Chant Lager with confit chicken wings and mussels with chorizo and frites, which both proved to be delicious pairings. But I think it would work equally well with cheese and charcuterie, pizza, and all sorts of seafood dishes, too.
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