You inspire me. You really do. One of my favorite moments of my day is reading emails from you, those of you who read my blog and like what I’m doing.
And sometimes,the emails have a common theme. A thread that runs through out the world, across the internet, and remind me of how we are all connected, in one way or another, and more similar than we all think.
In the past month I’ve received four emails from all over the world about blueberry beer. Not so much along the avenue of, “I love this, you MUST try it!” but more in the vein of, “This is interesting, but not totally drinkable, what do I do with it?”
And to be honest, I feel the same way. At a beer event six months ago, an overly zealous beer server shoved a glass of Shipyards Smashed Blueberry into my hand. And, as one who will never let a beer go untasted, I began to drink. It was interesting. The presence of blueberry with bready, toasty notes that where really well balanced. It wanted to love it, but it just wasn’t for me. It’s a great example of a blueberry beer, one that you should go out and drink, if fruit beers are your thing, but just not for me. Even still, it stayed with me, because in my world there is a different place for cooking beers. And this was a great cooking beer. One that I believe in, in theory, a well crafted beer with great flavors, but one that I wasn’t eager to run home and drink.
So here we are, me and you, with blueberry beers that we find interesting but not necessarily ones we want to fill our glasses with.
So here is what I propose: an easy berry cobbler made with this intriguing beer. And here are some great ones to go out and try: