Triple Berry Blueberry Beer Cobbler

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:

SLO Brewing Blueberry

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Beer

Bluepoint Blueberry Ale

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry

Triple Berry Blueberry Beer Cobbler

Ingredients

  • Six cups of berries (I used 2 cups each blackberries, strawberrries, and blueberries) Frozen is fine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, plus 2 tbs divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberry beer
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 tbs butter (1 1/2 sticks) cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs beer

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • In a pot over medium high heat, add 4 cups berries (reserve 2 cups mixed berries for the end), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, corn starch and beer. Allow to simmer until reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add reserved 2 cups of berries, stir to combine. Add to a deep dish pie pan.
  • In a bowl, add 2 tbs brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the butter, rub into the flour until well combined and resembles course meal.
  • Add the milk and 1/2 cup beer, stir until combined.
  • Gently add the flour topping, a bit at a time, to the pie pan until the berries are covered.
  • Bake at 450 until the topping has turned a light golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tbs beer. Whip on high until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.
  • Serve the cobbler topped with whipped cream.
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19 Responses to Triple Berry Blueberry Beer Cobbler

  1. addie | culicurious October 4, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    Fantastic idea! I think that’s probably the best thing you can do with a blueberry beer ;) well done

  2. Tina @ More Please Recipes October 4, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Have you ever tried huckleberry beer? When I lived in Montana, I used to drink home brews of this all the time. It was good, but I also think I would have preferred it in cobbler form.

    • Jackie October 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      I haven’t tried that. I did spend some time in Miles City Montana, but never got to sample any local beer. Maybe next time!

      • Megan {Country Cleaver} October 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

        Jackie – Coeur d’alene Brewing Co. has a great Huckleberry Ale. Give it a go next time next time you come back up north :)

  3. Michelle Collins October 4, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    We recently had Shipyard Smashed Blueberry in our kegerator at home, and I used it in a stout chocolate cake. Came out really well!

    • Jackie October 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Sounds great for a chocolate cake!

  4. Katie @ Blonde Ambition October 4, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    What a great use for an “undrinkable” beer! This cobbler sounds delicious!

  5. Cassie October 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    So perfect! There is a brewery here in KC that makes a blueberry wheat that I adore. Now I am craving one with a slice of this cobbler!

    • Jackie October 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      I love a blueberry wheat beer for this recipe!

  6. Bill October 4, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Although I love the use of beer in the recipes, a half-cup of beer and another quarter-cup seems a might excessive! Which one is the milk?

    • Jackie October 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      There is always room for excessive amounts of beer, Bill ;)

  7. Erin @ The Food Doctors October 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Love LOVE Love it!! My mouth is watering!

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker October 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I’ve tried a lot of fruity beers, but i don’t think i’ve ever had a blueberry one – intriguing! Love what you did with it here – this cobbler looks diviiiiine!

  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    That pile of berries and that cream…oh I want to dig into that!

    And blueberry beer? you could make a beer drinker out of me yet with that!

  10. Jen @ Savory Simple October 5, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I’ve never had blueberry beer! I now know what I must do with my weekend. Love this!

  11. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Haters can hate but I LOVE FRUIT BEER. So y’all can send it to me if you don’t want it. :) Adore this recipe too–makes me wish I had frozen some berries from summer.

  12. claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    My hubs made blueberry beer and it was fabulous! But i mean, it’s a preference thing for sure.
    This looks great!

  13. Kevin @ Closet Cooking October 9, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    I did not think that you could get beer into a cobbler but this sounds so good! I don`t think I have ever seen a blueberry beer though…

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