Colleen made a French Toast Casserole with Peaches for breakfast this morning. This casserole has whole grain cinnamon raison bread, eggs and peaches as its main ingredients. When served, the dish is topped with warmed peaches. When I saw and smelled the casserole I immediately thought that this would be good with a Hefeweizen. Well, it's a Feast day, so why not? The only hefe I found in the refrigerator was Blue & Gray Virginia Hefeweizen. It's probably a little old but I decided to give it a try.
The casserole was delicious. The sweetness of the raisons was nicely balanced with the tartness of the warm peaches. The Virginia Hefewiezen was slightly past its prime but still worked. There was a light sweet clove and banana aroma. The banana, clove, and wheat flavors complimented the casserole nicely. The Blue & Gray version doesn't have as strong flavors as some I've had, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier for example. However it does have a bit of spiciness to add a bit of contrast to the dish as well. I've had a desire for awhile now to do a beer and breakfast party. I think I'll keep the French Toast Casserole with Peaches and Hefeweizen in mind for when that happens.