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JAMES ARMSTRONG is a freelance writer in New York City.



May 2009

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Meat & Poultry

Jerky & Beer Pairings

Page 3: Tasting Notes ~ Part 2



Here, we taste jerkys of venison and buffalo (or more correctly, bison—see the difference), plus natural beef. This is Page 3 of a four-page article. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.


The Jerky Contenders, Continued


House of Jerky’s Black Pepper Venison Jerky With
Dogfish Head Raison d’Etre Belgian Dark Ale

House of Jerky Venison JerkyThe venison, raised on natural farmlands in New Zealand, wasn’t too gamey, but instead made all of us envision that we were eating a rich porterhouse steak. Dark fruits came to the forefront while we slowly munched the thick cut—as slowly as possible to draw out the enjoyment. Here again, the Dogfish Raison d’Etre ale was the choice,

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House of Jerky’s Natural Style Beef Jerky With
Maredsous 10 Triple Pilsener

House Of Jerky Natural Beef JerkyThe top quality beef used in House of Jerky’s signature product was yet another winner. Salt, soy and pineapple brought to mind how jerky is supposed to taste. The texture was a bit tough and leathery, but once we washed it down with a sweet, hoppy triple* with an alcohol level of 10%, from the Belgium’Maredsous Abbey in Belgium, none of us remembered how long we had been chomping for.

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Read the difference of natural versus organic beef, compared to conventionally-raised beef.

*Tripel in Belgium.

House Of Jerky’s Black Pepper Buffalo Jerky With
De Dolle Brouwer’s Special Extra Export Stout

House Of Jerky Buffalo JerkyBuffalo brings to mind visions of the old West, and the thought of roaming around a saloon with a bag of this Black Pepper Buffalo in hand can make anyone crave for simpler times. The flavor profile is exactly that: simple. The only components that jump out are pepper and buffalo, which were fine by us. Paired with a strong carmel-malt stout from De Dolle Brouwer’s in Brussels probably wasn’t the most conventional match to evoke olden times, but it was the most satisfying.

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If black pepper isn’t hot enough for you, continue to the next page: We’ve got some really hot stuff, along with some gentler flavors.

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