Fresh Brew: Citizen’s Pacifist
2016 has been the year of the seasonal brew and what a year it’s been. Winter gave us a huge selection of delicious dark beers and without a doubt, Citizen’s Pacifist is one of them. According to Citizen it’s the most interesting beer they’ve ever brewed and after a quick read of the label it’s easy to see why. Instead of taking the safe route of a traditional porter or stout, they chose to spice up the brew. The result is a luscious beer hug to the face that makes you wish winter would stick around just a little longer.
What makes the Pacifist so tasty, besides the fact that it’s a well made porter, is the addition of Ugandan vanilla and Spanish cocoa. It’s a flavour profile that makes complete sense when you marry it to a rich, dark roasty brew.
The Pacifist is a beer that deserves respect so to quaff this fine beverage I’ve chosen a Rastal Lüttich Balloon Goblet. It feels as fancy to hold as it does to say that name out loud. The short stem means your hand will slowly warm the beer and intensify its flavour. The balloon curve is perfect for channelling the Pacifist’s aromas and a refined lip provides a comfortable drinking experience. This is without a doubt one of my favourite beer glasses.
Did you know… Citizen was started in a cellar in Hout Bay?