Spring Beer · Spring Pairing

Turkey Avocado Pinwheels With A Squeeze Box

The snow has melted and the flowers are slowly starting to bloom. Spring has finally arrived in the Northeastern US. I think it’s time for a picnic. This week I’m making Turkey Avocado Pinwheels to go with Sweet Water’s Brewing Company’s Squeeze Box. It should be a nice combination for the start of spring.

The Beer: 

DSCN1245Squeeze Box is a “catch and release seasonal” grapefruit IPA. It has eye catching bottle art.

Style: Grapefruit IPA with 6.1% alc/vol.

Color: Medium amber or dark orange.

Aroma: Hops and citrus.

Taste: Refreshing with mild grapefruit flavors at the end.

Level of Recommendation: Good for a mildly warm spring day.

The Food: 

What you’ll need: DSCN1243

  • Oven roasted turkey slices
  • Thinly sliced cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • Whole wheat wraps
  • Spinach
  • Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

Slice the cheese and avocado into match sticks. On one of the whole wheat wraps place the turkey, cheese, avocado, and spinach. Tightly roll into a wrap, then slice into the pinwheels. Each pinwheel should be about two inches tall. Add a small spoonful of whole grain mustard to the top of each pinwheel.

The Pairing: 


The spiciness of the mustard and the saltiness of the turkey compliment the hops flavor in the beer. The avocado and cheese create a nice smooth finish. It’s light, but filling and fun to eat.

Level of Recommendation: Prefect for an early spring picnic.


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