Why the Hand Pies?

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Why the hand pies?

I grew up making empanadas with my family and it turns out that you can pretty much put whatever tasty goods you want into an empanada. You can also find something similar in all kinds of cultures. They may have a different name for it, but goodies inside a pastry crust is the perfect concept and has been a tradition for people across the globe. You might know them as Pasties, Samosas, Empanadas, Panzerotti, or Hand pies. When you can put your food in one hand and your beer in the other, it just seemed like the perfect pairing.

We didn’t invent the hand pie but we brought the first savory hand pie to Clintonville and have endeavored to make it a culinary delicacy. Mimicry is the best flattery, and it seems that we’ve started a trend around Columbus. But at Lineage you won’t find flavors like this anywhere else – our kitchen staff use pastry as a canvas for all of the house made fillings and dipping sauces that align to the season. Some items that have hit our taste buds so far:  Indian inspired samosa, a delectable

Banh Mi Pie

Banh Mi Pie

duck confit, a meaty banh mi pork meatball, a cheesy spinach pie, a summery ratatouille, a pot roast pie, Indian spiced spinach paneer, reuben pie, goat cheddar cheese pie, chicken pot pie, a butternut squash pie, a chicken empanada with ajii, and a breakfast hand pie. Not to mention the dessert pies that cure your sweet tooth: pecan pie, lemon curd, banana nut with chocolate pudding. It’s hard to decide, so get a variety of two-handed pies to share and fill your belly. Check out our current food menu.

They are all made to order fresh out of the oven right in Lineage Brewing’s kitchen.
Nom-nom-nom….

Show your Irish Lineage

Finally, a day that we all can pretend to be Irish!

With St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away, we thought we would take the time to shine some light on two of our Irish style brews we will be pouring in honor of the day.

Loughran’s Irish Stout

First up is Loughran’s Dry Irish Stout.  Pronounced (lock-ran). This beer is a traditional dry Irish stout, it is roast forward with notes of coffee and a bit of toasted malt. This stout is only served on nitrogen, giving it a wonderful light and creamy mouthfeel.

The Irish stout is without a doubt the most popular Irish style beer.  Stouts are an off-shoot of the Porter family tree.  The word “stout” was first used in 1677 to refer to a stronger version of the Porter style.  The use of “stout” in the context of strength continued on through the 1800’s. 

The appearance of our dry stout is simply lovely.  The color is almost a jet black.  It is served on nitrogen, so after you have patiently waited for that perfect pour, it should have a beautifully fluffy tan head sitting at the top of your pint glass.

As for aromas, the Loughran’s stout is roast forward with notes of coffee coming from the roasted barely, and a bit of toasted malt. Dry stouts can have slight offerings of chocolate, cocoa, or very slight graininess present.

Rory’s Rayge

Next up is Rory’s Rayge our Irish Red Ale.  This beer is named after owners Mike and Jess Byrne’s beloved Whippet, Rory.  Also, local bicycle advocate Ray George. This Irish Red is a touch bigger than a traditional Irish Red Ale. Our take is full of toasted, biscuit flavors and notes of toffee in the finish for an all around well-balanced beer.

Traditionally, Irish red ales are red variations on typical English and Irish ales.  Surprisingly enough, Irish Red Ales have not had a huge impact in Ireland’s current beer market where Stouts, Porters and Lagers are more popular.  The Irish Red’s darker “cousin” the dry Irish Stout will continue to be the most popular amongst its family.

The appearance of Rory’s Rayge is probably much like you would anticipate, it’s amber to deep-reddish in color. Clean finish.  Easy drinking ale with a reddish hue.

Cask

Thursday’s Cask is going to be our blonde stout Oscura Obscura with cinnamon and vanilla, served on the beer engine.

Friday, March 17

So come on down to Lineage Friday 11am to 1am.  Wear your green.  Our kitchen will be open until 10 pm so be sure to grab yourself a Reuben hand pie, your favorite pint and an Irish Car Bomb. We’ll have live music outside from 4-5pm and then again from 6-9pm as part of Givin O’ the Green to the CRC.  You’re not going to want to miss this Irish fun!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Sláinte!