Advent Beer #1 : Starting off the month with Kona Brewing Company's #PipelinePorter! This super smooth beer has a delicious roasted malt flavor with notes of coffee and chocolate. A perfect companion for my night of online Christmas Shopping! 🍺 - J #2016DSBAC
Beer Advent #2: Alaskan Winter. This English Olde Ale style beer is brewed with spruce tips and noble hops and is definitely worth adding to your 'to try' list! - A delicious winter warmer. #2016DSBAC
Advent Beer #3 - Tonight's beer is fresh off the tap and exclusive to Old Chicago. Petrus OC Winter Sour is a blend of Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Aged Red, & Oud Bruin that are aged in Oak Foeders for 2 years! This not too sour sour has a slightly tart taste and flavors of Cherries, red wine, oak, and vanilla. Definitely worth the stop to try some before it’s gone! #2016DSBAC
Advent Beer #4 - Redhook Brewery's Winterhook. Each yearly edition of Winterhook is a one-of-a-kind brew. This year’s recipe brings with it the addition of flaked oats, Munich malt, and lots of Simcoe, Centennial and Chinook hops. Yum! #2016DSBAC
Advent Beer #5 - Tonight a deliciously hoppy and complex winter seasonal. Widmer Brrr is the perfect balance between bitter hops and sweet malts. Plus the name fittingly describes our incoming weather #brrr #2016DSBAC
Advent Beer #6 - Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the beer in my glass? Delightful! New to the market, Kasteel's Barista Chocolate Quad is the perfect companion on a chilly night. At a whopping 11% ABV, with aroma of fresh coffee & intense toffee. Warming alcohol presence is melted away with the definite presence of chocolate malt, with an incredibly smooth mouthfeel. The Belgians know how to do beer right! #2016DSBAC
Yields 2 - Prep Time - 25 min - Cook Time - 45 min...
For the beer brownies:
1 cup Bell's Java Stout
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (optional)
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the frosting:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
First, make the beer concentrate: add the beer to a small saucepan and boil until it reduces to 1/3 cup. It will take about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent boiling-over.
Preheat the oven to 325, and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa powder, sugar, and unsweetened chocolate (if using). Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds.
Let the mixture cool for 1 minute.
Stir in 4 tablespoons of the beer concentrate, the egg white, vanilla and salt.
Finally, stir in the flour and stir for 50 strokes to incorporate and activate the gluten in the flour.
Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. It's done when the surface is dry and a toothpick inserted has only moist crumbs sticking to it. Let cool.
Once the brownies are cool, make the frosting: beat together the softened butter and powdered sugar until combined.
Beat in the remaining beer concentrate (1 tablespoon).
Frost the brownies and serve.
Courtesy of: www.DessertForTwo.com
- 8 ounces good-quality bourbon
- 9 ounces apple cider...
- 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice
- 12 ounces Southern Tier Brewing Company #Pumpking
- Cinnamon sticks and cranberries for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, shake together the bourbon, apple cider and lemon juice. Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice.
2. Pour beer evenly into each glass.
3. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and cranberries. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Courtesy of: Cooking & Beer
Boulder Beer's Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest brew is the perfect addition to this hearty #Oktoberfest dish from Cooking & Beer - You'll definitely want to give a try!
As the start of the annual Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany approaches, so does the inevitable mass selection of Oktoberfest beers. That selection can cause increasing indecision, so to help with that we've selected 5 of our favorites to share with you! In no particular order....
1. BELL'S - OCTOBERFEST
2. HACKER-PSCHORR - OKTOBERFEST
3. BOULDER - DRAGONHOSEN IMPERIAL OKTOBERFEST
4. GOOSE ISLAND - OKTOBERFEST
5. WEIHENSTEPHANER FESTBIER