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Did the Breweries Invent Chicken Wings? (Beer #5 Rickard’s Red)

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

I am catching up yet again.  I had the pleasure of another classic wings and beer outing with a good buddy I hadn’t seen in a while (I know, this seems to be a theme.  What can I say, I have two kids.)  This time we visited the venerable Toronto wing joint Bistro on Avenue.  In my opinion they have the second best wings in the city.  Who is number one?  Well I am sure they will be revealed soon enough in a future post.

Paired with more “medium” wings than should be consumed at time was a pitcher of classic Rickard’s Red.  In the very first post I introduced Rickard’s White but the Red is the far more common of the two.  I can’t explain why but this is but RR is one of those beers that is better on tap than in the bottle.  If anyone can explain it I am all ears.  Either way the Red was fully enjoyed and consumed and I must admit the half pitcher made the cycle home more challenging than expected.

Gotta keep this one brief as I have another post to catchup on too.

More about Rickard’s Red:  This claims to be Canada’s #1 Red beer.  I don’t doubt that distinction but to be honest can not find any others in that category – although I hope to.  According to the website it contains brewer’s caramel.  I wonder what the difference is between that and regular caramel.  Love the fact that the website offers a recipe including Red.  Check it out here.

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