Inevitably, when I order a pint of Guinness in a bar, someone comments about how the beer “eats like a meal.” Or, at this time of year, that a stout is just too heavy.
I disagree on both counts.
To me, the stout is refreshing and light. Try a pint of ale after sipping a Guinness and you’ll see what I mean. The ale becomes almost sickeningly sweet in comparison.
On a hot Summer day, I can think of nothing better than a cold pint of it.
Of course, if you’re still not convinced that Guinness is light enough to drink at this time of year, thanks to James Beard Award Winner Susan Goin, and her wonderful book, Sunday Suppers at Lucques there’s always the option of making it into ice cream. Slightly nutty and sweet, this is a treat you don’t want to miss.
And, come to think of it, it’s also the perfect snack on a steamy afternoon such as this one.