Archive | May, 2014

Lemon Parmesan Beer Asparagus

I’m writing this from a hotel room 26 floors above the Las Vegas strip. I’m nearing the end of the second day of the Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Awards party and the feeling of gratefulness is still growing. The fact that such an important food magazine recognized what I’m doing as Best of the […]

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Peaches and Cream Ale Pie

  Cream ales found their way into the American beer system during prohibition, an ironic time for many great alcoholic beverages to have gotten their start. The name is a bit misleading, cream isn’t involved in the brewing process, but the taste is smooth and even a bit creamy which is where the name comes […]

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Apricot Sriracha IPA Chicken and Session IPA’s for Summer

  For what seems like decades brewers have been involved in a bit of an ABV arms race to see who can bring to the table the IPA with highest alcohol content. The Top That ABV Game seems to be waining in favor of the Full Flavor Session IPA game, to the relief of lightweights […]

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Garlic Herb Beer Butter Roasted Potatoes

 Cowboys and brewers aren’t that different. I grew up on a farm, surrounded by cowboys and farms and it didn’t take long to notice how different their “job”  was from those 9 to 5’s that other people had. There were no days off, and this had nothing to do with the fact that ranches and […]

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Creamy White Bean Beer Cheese Dip

Let’s talk for a few minutes about why this is such a great idea. First, you can add beer. And the ability to add beer is always a plus. And let’s be honest, being able to pump out a beer infused dip in just a few minutes without turning on your oven is always a […]

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Orange Saison Sour Cream Ice Cream

You need to know about Saisons. One of my favorite summer beer styles, it’s crisp, fruity, nice carbonation and great spice. It’s prefect for those summer cookouts, it pairs well with everything from potato salad to ribs. Saisons is a style that was born out of a farm house in Belgium, and lets be honest […]

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Beer Braised Pork Ribs Tacos with IPA Pickled Jicama

We need to talk for a second about the anatomy of a taco. It’s pretty simple when you break it down: homemade tortilla, a flavorful protein, and an acid, that’s all. When you make something so simple, you need to make each building block well. Which will start with that tortilla. If there are just […]

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Beer Crepes with Beer Caramelized Apples

  (This post contains affiliate links) Let’s just say that you want to dive into the world of craft beer. Or even that you’re curious enough that you just want to know bit more. Or maybe you’re just as much of a geek as I am and you just like to know stuff. Let’s also […]

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Stout Meatballs with Beer Barbeque Sauce Glaze

  It’s hard to find anyone who grew up in America that doesn’t have a childhood memories of meatballs. And in the grand tradition of our great country, we stole these from someone else, an no one can agree how they are really supposed to be made. They can be in a sandwich, over pasta, […]

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Grilled Beer Soaked Rosemary Potatoes (with a grill or without)

I’m not crazy. There is an actually practical reason to soak your potatoes in a beer brine before they hit the grill.  Potatoes are mostly water, held in by the starch. Using the water extracting powder of salt you can help remove the water and give your potatoes a crispier outside with a creamy middle […]

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