Category: Food & Drink

Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

The Civil Life Brewing Company’s Vienna Lager Beer Reviews by

The Vienna Lager from Civil Life Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., is as authentic as you can get outside of Austria.

Hops Of Wrath: A Low-ABV Beer Cocktail with Bourbon, Lemon, and West Coast IPA Kindred Spirits by

This quaffable beer cocktail has big citrus notes and a bitter palate-cleansing stage, making it refreshing and complex in flavor without send you over the edge after a few drinks.

Winter Beer Stollen Cuisine à la Bière by

Modify a recipe for stollen, a traditional German holiday bread, with ingredients like raisins soaked in rum barrel-aged Stout or Eisbock-soaked dried fruit.

The Benefits of Revising Recipes BYOB by

In the spirit of the New Year, here’s a fresh look at an old homebrew recipe—one that improves on a Saison by ditching the spices and adding Brettanomyces.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Founders head brewer Jeremy Kosmicki reveals the five beverages that inspired Kentucky Breakfast Stout, from Redhook Double Black Stout to Jim Beam.

Double Mountain Brewery’s Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Lion Beer Reviews by

These three beers from Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, Ore., feature fresh hop variations with hops harvested from Sodbuster Farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Blackberry Farm Brewery’s Boundary Tree Beer Reviews by

If you’re looking for a near perfect example of the style, hunt this Saison down or run through the rest of Blackberry Farm’s portfolio, which is loaded with similar beers and other Belgian-influenced offerings.

3 Pairings: Spiced Cauliflower Taco Table Mates by

A taco without meat can be awesome, but a taco without beer? Not a chance! Discover three pairings for a cauliflower-based taco from Los Angeles-area breweries.

Homemade Marshmallows with Pumpkin Ale Cuisine à la Bière by

From hot chocolate to sweet potato casserole, fluffy marshmallows made with pumpkin ale add a festive touch to a multitude of holiday dishes.

Sage Advice: Homebrewing a Savory Tripel BYOB by

This year, forego dessert-inspired holiday ales with this recipe for a Tripel that borrows a savory ingredient from the main course: white sage.

pFriem Family Brewers’ Sour IPA Beer Reviews by

The controlled acid profile in this kettle-soured IPA allows the desired hoppy, fruity, and sour elements to be distinctly noticeable yet still play well together.

Walking Tree Brewery’s Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barnacled Manatee 2017 Beer Reviews by

Beginning with the Walking Tree’s Barleywine from the year prior, the 2017 barrel-aged edition of Barnacled Manatee spent eight months in French oak red wine barrels from Napa.

Midnight Negroni, a Beer Cocktail with Serrano-Infused Gin and Stout Foam Kindred Spirits by

Pedal Haus Brewery’s Midnight Negroni is a warming cocktail designed to be sipped on crisp autumn nights spent by the bonfire.

Thai Red Curry Soup with Belgian Ale Sauce Cuisine à la Bière by

A Thai red curry paste serves as a flavorful base for a hearty lamb and noodle soup recipe enhanced by the esters and phenols of a Belgian-style ale.

There’s Nothing To It: Get Creative with an Easy-to-Modify Wheat Ale Recipe BYOB by

Catch the homebrewing bug (or pass it along) with this easy-to-modify wheat beer recipe that can be personalized with hops, fruit, or spice additions.

Highland Park Brewery’s Yard Beer Batch 4 Beer Reviews by

Part of the Yard Beer series from Highland Park Brewery, Batch 4 is inspired by ingredients found growing in neighborhood yards, including black limes and sour flowers.

Birrificio Ex Fabrica’s Oro Nero Beer Reviews by

Oro Nero is quite drinkable for a slightly bigger beer; the dryness sets in but the flavors don’t fade as quickly as they do in other beers.

3 Pairings: Chocolate Trio Table Mates by

Chocolatier David Briggs, known for incorporating savory ingredients like bacon, Parmesan, and olive oil into his bittersweet confections, pairs sweets with a tart wheat, an Imperial IPA, and a Flanders Brown Ale.

Cooking with Stout: Marinades, Beans, and Dessert Cuisine à la Bière by

Learn to layer Stout’s smoky, roasty flavors with recipes for a zesty citrus marinade, an earthy ham and bean side dish, and a savory blackberry jam.

Fruit of the Vine: Homebrewing with Grape Must BYOB by

Grape must—either a canned concentrate or direct from a local vintner—mingles with Belgian yeasts to create a magical Saison with little extra effort.

Dock ‘n’ Stormy, a Beer Cocktail with Rye IPA Kindred Spirits by

A twist on the classic Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktail, this recipe pairs the kick of ginger beer with the spicy, dry notes of a rye IPA.

Beer-Soaked English Trifle Cuisine à la Bière by

Create a tempting English Trifle by layering malted sponge cake, beer pastry cream, fresh fruit, and jam or jelly flavored with your favorite beer.

An Uncanny Invention for Home Canning BYOB by

Thanks to canning technology aimed at homebrewers, the ability to crack open a crushable homebrew is now within reach.