Tacoma Soup: Chickpea and lentil soup meets Holy Mountain
Yes, lentil soup can be as drab as our weather today, but Peaks and Pints offers assertive spices, carrots, celery and the addition of chickpeas, bringing both spice and texture in droves — similar to a Harira, the traditional soup of Morocco and Algeria but without the tomato.
‘In regards to a pairing, Holy Mountain’s Beyond Life And Death oak fermented witbier would be lovely. It is steeped with coriander, tangerine peel and orange peel before undergoing fermentation in oak puncheons with the Seattle brewery’s wit strain, then bottle conditioned with Brett. The witbier’s deep flavor stands up to spicy hearty soup, balancing the saltiness of the soup with the citrus and yeast counteracting the spice.