A beer pairing that legitimately works for breakfast. The slight sweetness present in this delicious example of a milk stout works perfectly with this even less sweet Pork Cloud pastry.
This combination is an edible pincer maneuver - two herbacious tastes come together at once. The piney potency of rosemary is detected simultaneously with the balanced pine and citrus hop taste of the 60 Minute. As the sip continues, the carbonation cleans things up only to be finished with a light and lingering sea salt taste.
Although technically an IPA, the Two Hearted is such a fine specimen it works in more places than most beverages. The versatility of the Two Hearted is matched by the snappiness of Malabar Black Pepper, which remains after multiple sips.