FROM THE BAR – The Boston Globe

Pink wine on tap at Beat Brasserie.

Anne Amie Vineyards

Pink wine on tap at Beat Brasserie.

When you ask for a glass of rose at Beat Brasserie (also known as Beat Hotel), don’t be surprised if co-owner Bertil Jean-Chronberg recommends an Oregon pink dispensed from a tap. The venue has 36 on-tap wines, thanks to customized kegs and draft lines that keep pours fresher than an open bottle. The Willamette Valley pink (typically bottled at other venues) is a 2014 Anne Amie Vineyards “Rose of Pinot Gris” ($11.50 for a 5-ounce glass, $6 for a half pour). Pinkish-hued skins of the varietal, traditionally made into white wine, are allowed to soak for an extended period at cool temperatures with the juice, lending color and texture to the finished product. Jean-Chronberg pairs it with seared duck breast with and summer risotto, dotted with peas and dried cherries ($28). The wine, he says, will stand up to the rich poultry yet “stay completely in harmony” with the creamy, delicate rice on which it rests. Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-499-0001, www.beatbrasserie.com
ELLEN BHANG

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