As tempting as it may be to order a pint of Surly Furious to go with Brasa's rotisserie chicken, it's not your best bet. The optimal accompaniment to all that soul food goodness is something much lighter, fizzier, and all-around delicious -- Brasa's house-made pineapple ginger ale.
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Don't believe us? Order a glass and see for yourself. The soda is bright and refreshing, with enough zing to cut through even the fattiest hunk of slow-cooked meat. With a spicy pop of ginger upon first taste, followed by notes of sweet, ripe pineapple with just a hint of lime, the soda gives a nod to the Caribbean flavors so many of Brasa's dishes are inspired by.
If one or two glasses of ginger ale aren't enough (or you have visions of adding a little rum to this already tasty brew), you can bring home a half-gallon growler for just $10.95. We're already dreaming of how good that's going to taste, outdoors and under the sun, when summer rolls back around.
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