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Delight Your Cinco de Mayo Party Guests with These 5 Beers

March 8, 2017
Cinco de Mayo Tacos and Beer

Crispy, tender Carnitas. Crunchy, battered fish dowsed in lime. Bold salsas in red, green, and gold. Cooling guacamole and sour cream to chill your scorched tongue. Let’s talk about your Cinco de Mayo plans. Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. (It is not Mexican Independence Day, I repeat – NOT Mexican Independence Day. I hear that poor guess every year.) Though in America the day is more of a celebration…

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The Guide to Delectable Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

November 21, 2016
Thanksgiving Meal Beer Pairing

Whether you plan on wowing your guests (at the adults table) with a Thanksgiving meal beer flight, want to know which beer will complement your favorite side dish, or just want a suggestion to pair with your entire meal, we’ve created a complete Thanksgiving Meal beer pairings list to cover all of the bases. Here’s hoping that you all give thanks, savor your Turkey Day meal, and enjoy the day with your loved ones. Be sure to keep your eyes…

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Sweet, Savory, & Rich – These Beer & Bacon Cupcakes Hit the Spot

November 9, 2016
Beer & Bacon Cupcake

Just as we did for Chocolate Cupcake Day, we have selected a tasty beer dessert recipe for Vanilla Cupcake Day. We thought there’d be no better pairing than beer, bacon, and cake. We’ll see if you agree with us after baking up a batch of these cupcakes. Though we chose to try this recipe with an IPA, you can use whichever beer you feel goes well with the taste of bacon. A porter would likely be a delicious choice too!…

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Rich & Malty Stout Cupcakes to Bake for Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 18, 2016
Chocolate Stout Cupcake

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day, so we thought we’d post our Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe to show off just how delicious beer can make a cupcake! Stout in your cupcake, and Bailey’s in your buttercream if you’re feeling bold. Just imagine all of the rich, smooth, maltiness of a stout boosting the flavor of your chocolate cupcake. The fluffy sour cream addition keeps these cupcakes from getting too deep and roasty. So pop open a bottle of stout, and pour it…

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Beanless Chili and Cornbread Recipe

January 31, 2016
Beanless Chili and Cornbread

The Super Bowl is a uniquely American celebration, more a national holiday than a sporting event. Like any holiday, this one has a traditional spread, and chili is considered the turkey of Super Bowl Sunday.  Likewise, I consider Pale Ale to be its egg nog, though infinitely more quaffable. Bring the heat with the chili, wash it away with the Pale, and repeat. It’s slightly higher than usual alcohol content will ready your mouth for another spoonful of red hot…

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Greek Style Lamb Gyros Recipe

August 14, 2015
Greek Style Lamb Gyro

Whether you’re mowing the lawn, or laying in your hammock watching the grass grow, that summer sun can really take it out of you. When you’re ready to recharge and chill out, head inside to whip up some delicious gyros smothered in cool tzatziki sauce, and crack open a frosty cucumber cerveza. Each bite and sip will refuel and refresh. Savory lamb, tangy tzatziki, and crisp cucumber conspire to get you back out there, to live in your moment in…

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Stout Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Blueberry Syrup

August 12, 2015
Stout Ice Cream

While the other half of our planet is snuggling up to crackling fires, downing pints of warm stout to get through the southern winter, we too can enjoy a nice dark beer even with the mercury at its highest. I personally love a good stout year-round, but for those who say there is enough roasting going on as it is, we offer this alternative take on America’s favorite summertime dessert. The stout’s deep malt flavor will combine with the cream and sugar…

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How to Make Beer Caramelized Onion Hot Dogs

July 29, 2015
Beer Caramelized Onions

Hi! It’s Becca again from Amuse Your Bouche! I’ve already shown you how you can take your sweet potato fries up a notch by soaking them in beer before cooking – but did you know that a good old hot dog can also be bettered by beer? Now, I’m not advising that you pour your beer right over your hot dog – unfortunately, that will result in little more than a soggy bun. Instead, use your beer to make the best caramelized onions…

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Turbot Fish Meuniere with Australian Sparkling Ale Beurre Noisette Recipe

July 21, 2015
Turbot Fish Meuniere

Having had a nice break from my former commercial kitchen career, I’ve been getting the itch again to return to my French cuisine roots. Originally I had big plans for this dish: emulsification, reduction, the works. Then I decided to go easy on myself, and simplify one of my favorite recipes to this easy, no nonsense replica to make room for more beer drinking. Plus, using only a tablespoon and a half of beer for the fish leaves more for…

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Homemade Corndogs Recipe

June 17, 2015
Homemade Corn Dog

Once that summertime heat starts ramping up, the only thing to reach for in that bucket of ice water is an American Lager. Clean, crisp, and refreshing, I think you’re familiar with the stats on this perennial heatwave favorite. You probably have one in your hand right now. Baseball, football, hockey… even soccer, this beer goes with everything. One pairing you may not have tried is with homemade corndogs. Fun to make with the kids, but also easy to slip…

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