Boy, have we found the perfect drink to wash down all those hot dogs you’ve been eating during quarantine. With frankfurters enjoying something of a renaissance during the pandemic — on account of being cheap, easy to cook and generally crowd-pleasing — it makes sense that its partner in crime (sorry, ketchup fans) would also be given its due ... and brew.
Introducing French’s Mustard Beer, a tangy tropical wheat beer flavored with a familiar condiment: French’s Original Yellow Mustard. Launching Saturday, Aug. 1 — conveniently known as National Mustard Day, which last year saw the release of French’s Mustard Ice Cream — this limited-edition collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery pairs the punchiness of the sandwich sauce with hits of key lime, lemon, tangerine and passionfruit. It’s tart, it’s sharp, it’s reminiscent of a cider, and dare we say, it’d go great with a ballpark frank. (Remember ballparks?)
Indeed, Oskar Blues head brewer Juice Drapeau recommends pairing the ale with a “loaded hot dog on the hottest day of the year,” per a press release. To that end, French’s and the brewery are also offering up homebrew recipes alongside pointers for whipping up dishes like Mustard Beer Basted Sausages with Onions, a tasty compromise for purists who prefer to eat their mustard than drink it.