Each Friday afternoon, this list will track five of the best things Heavy Table’s writers, editors, and photographers have recently bitten or sipped. Have a suggestion for the Hot Five? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Editor’s note: The stuff’s run out!] The Mandarina Kellerpils from Fair State Brewing Cooperative is an experimental lager in that it’s dry-hopped with citrus-forward notes. Heavier mouthfeel than your average lager, this variation on the Pilse (which was also released this week) has bright hop notes throughout, and especially in the finish.
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Contributed by Liz Scholz]
Available only during the holiday season, each orange-spiked brioche is baked in its own 6″ paper dish. Ringed with chocolate and topped with streusel, toasted almonds, and powdered sugar, it’s the perfect treat for a wintery weekend brunch.
[Last Week on the Hot Five: #1 | Contributed by Ted Held]
The team over at Gyst Fermentation Bar is curating some tremendous meat, cheese, pickled veggies, chocolate, and more. To get an of-the-moment sample of their craft, order the Mother Board for $45 (or the half Mother for $22.50, which is perfect for a table of two). Among the flavors are artisan cheeses from around the country (and world), meats (likely including something from Red Table Meat Company).
[Debuting on the Hot Five | Contributed by James Norton]