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October 2014

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Fig Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple Juice Pan Sauce Recipe

October 27, 2014

The winter wheat crop is planted…perfect time to crack open a cloudy Weissbier and dig into some mouthwatering pork chops stuffed with figs.  The banana and clove notes from the German “white beer” are right at home with the earthy tones of figs and apples from this fall dish. Take it a step further with our Pumpkin Weissbier Recipe.  The ever evolving pumpkin and mulling spice flavors will enhance the autumn goodness found in this dish.  Watch the wheat grow…

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Fennel Scented Caramelized Onion Burger with Applewood Smoked Bacon Recipe

October 20, 2014

Nothing says America like burgers and beer. However, this isn’t your typical burger recipe. Ramp up your taste buds a bit with this fennel scented grilled onion and bacon cheeseburger recipe. Pair this burger with a well-balanced American Amber Ale that has just a touch of caramel undertones, and you’ve got a delicious, subtle twist to an American classic. I’m sure Francis Scott Key was pretty hungry and thirsty after his long night off the coast at Fort McHenry in…

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Mr.Beer in the News

Madison brewers want to raise $150K with Operation: Launch Rocket Republic Brewing Co.

October 20, 2014
AL.com

AL.com / Alabama Business News / Madison, AL – A lot has changed at the 9,400-square-foot building in Madison where Rocket Republic Brewing Co. plans to launch a new production facility and taproom for craft beer lovers. Since late June, owner Eric Crigger, wife Tatum, and business partners, John and Lynn Troy, have installed a massive walk-in cooler and moved their kegerators, shelves, chairs and tables around to resemble the brewery it will become in just a few short weeks. While…

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Pistachio Encrusted Lamb Chops Recipe

October 17, 2014
Pistachio Encrusted Lamb Chops

Amber ale pairs up well with this dish because the ale’s intensity stands up to the strong flavors of the lamb.  A lighter beer would be overwhelmed and a heaver beer might conflict, whereas amber ale finds itself right in the middle allowing all the subtle herb tones and the slightly gamey nature of the meat to co-mingle. Ingredients 2 racks of lamb, trimmed 1 tsp fresh or dried herbes de Provence (rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, lavender, parsley, oregano, and…

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Mr.Beer Buzz

Great Tucson Beer Fest – 2014

October 16, 2014

Just like every other year, Mr. Beer was the underdog favorite at the Great Tucson Beer Fest. If we had a dollar for every time we heard “You brewed this beer with one of your kits?!”… Well let’s just say we could buy ourselves a lot of beer. The big hit on this year’s tap was our Raspberry Wheat. This recipe combines tart qualities of both raspberries and wheat to produce a crisp and fruity beer. Several Tucson Beer Fest…

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Craft Breweries

Interview with Eric Crigger of Rocket Republic

October 16, 2014

Say hello to Eric Crigger of Rocket Republic Brewery! Check out our interview with Eric about how he started brewing and about opening up his very own brewery. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and Rocket Republic: I am a craft beer lover now, but that wasn’t always the case- there used to be a time in my life that beer, to me, meant Miller Light or Coors, so because of that, I didn’t drink it very often.  It…

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Potato Gratin Recipe

October 13, 2014

Whether you are setting out across the tundra, or roasting your bones next to the fire, this Gratin paired with a crisp pale ale will make you feel a warmth in your belly.  With decadent cream and cheese cut with refreshing hops, you’ll be pounding your fork and knife (and glass) for more! This savory gratin dish will pair nicely with any pale ale, but will go especially well with our Klondike Gold, which uses our Northwest Pale Ale as…

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Raisin-Ginger Pan Sauce Recipe

October 6, 2014

This sumptuous dish combines the secret sweetener that is the golden raisin with the subtle umami qualities of soy sauce and ginger. Paired with a spiced Oktoberfest will allow the spices and ginger to dance over your taste buds. The use of low sodium ingredients and kosher salt allows us to exert control over the type of flavor salt adds just like our various beer recipes give you control over your beer drinking experience. If you are looking for the perfect homebrewed…

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Classic Wisconsin Beer Brats Recipe

October 3, 2014

Around two hundred years ago,  a festival tradition was created from the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.  In the fields in front of Munich’s city gates, horses were raced,  Würstl (sausages) were consumed, and barrels of Oktoberfest were drained into large steins and held high.  Nowadays we brave cold conditions and fill parking lots in front of stadiums, enjoying Bratwürst and beer.  Some things never change. Ingredients For 10 beer brats, you’ll need: 10 fresh…

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