In comments to my last post, Nancy raised the possibility of Sortilege with her Sortilege, introducing the Name Game style of pairing.
Today, I notice in my blogfeed over to the left there that The Accidental Hedonist has reviewed a barleywine called Mirror Mirror. Craft/microbrewery fiends might already be all over this one.
Haven't tried it, myself. Hence, I shall chase down a bottle of Deschutes Mirror Mirror, and beg a sample of one of the Thierry Mugler "Miroir, Miroir" collection off of a pal. Then I shall sit down to a tall one of the "creamy" "hoppy, but in a floral sense" beer, raising my glass to Nancy and her Sortilege while I suss out just what *really* would go with the barleywine from Bend.
It'll be tough, I know. But I'm ready. In fact, I believe I am ready to commit myself to regularly investigate the practice of pairing.
Should you make your own sacrifices in the interest of fragrance/beverage matches, please do let me know. The blogosphere needs us.