Atlantic Brewing, of Bar Harbor, has added the Manly Men Beer Club line to their original offerings, and it's a great addition!
I usually prefer the classic styles, but this one intrigued me. The Manly Men El Hefe is a "Hefe-wine", a hefeweizen brewed as rich as a barley-wine.
What to eat with a hefewine? It's a big bottle and a big beer, so I tasted it while I made dinner. I had figured sole and shrimp sauteed in butter would be light enough to live with the wheaty nature, and rich enough to balance the high alcohol of the barley wine. Some generous lemon lifted the flavors and married nicely with the hefeweizen.
This isn't a fancy dinner. You can make this up in 20 minutes after work, but the El Hefe really brings it to a new place, a place worth being.