Category: Food & Drink

Chocolate Trio: 3 Pairings 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 Cooking with Beer 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 Cooking with Beer 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.

Cellar West Artisan Ales’ Sapience Beer Reviews by

Sapience’s mélange of ingredients includes pink peppercorn, coriander, honey-like specialty malts, acidulated malt, and American hops.

Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Greenwarden Beer Reviews by

Made with fresh-cut spruce tips, Banded Horn’s Greenwarden is by far one of the most drinkable versions of a spruce beer, and very much worth the hunt.

War Horse Brewing Company’s The Big Broadcast Beer Reviews by

The Big Broadcast’s bitterness is at a perfect level to let the hop flavor shine while still keeping this brew in balance for the style.

Three-Cheese Board: Pairing French Varieties with Dubbel, Imperial Stout, and Wild Ale Table Mates by

Three cheese and beer pairings, by Steve Jones of Portland’s Cheese Bar, are a study in complementing and contrasting flavors.

The Spencer Brewery’s Monks’ Reserve Ale Beer Reviews by

Monks’ Reserve Ale is definitely not your typical Quad. It’s different. Done their way. And very American.

Cucumber Salad with Za’atar Cooking with Beer by

A twist on za’atar, the versatile Middle Eastern spice blend, brings hop aromatics from Noble and citrus-forward varieties to a fresh cucumber salad.

Congress at Home: Basic Malt Evaluation for Homebrewers BYOB by

Using simple tools on hand in most kitchens, homebrewers can assess the quality of new malts by following this at-home congress mash technique.

Meadowlark Brewing’s Fungus Shui Beer Reviews by

Fungus Shui is truly an “aha!” beer moment that all gastronomy geeks must try.

Hop Butcher For The World’s They Who Bear Honey Beer Reviews by

This dry-hopped Pale Ale is all about nuances, and that’s something that makes it so much more inviting.

The Brewdriver, a Beer Cocktail with Vodka, Aperol, and Gose Kindred Spirits by

Aperol and Bauchant emphasize the orange citrus flavors in this take on the classic screwdriver cocktail, while a tropical Gose provides effervescence.

Hopped Strawberry Shortcake with Witbier Curd Cooking with Beer by

Barley flour, hopped strawberries, and Witbier curd boost the flavor in strawberry shortcake without sacrificing the classic dessert’s nostalgia factor.

A Pint for Mom: Homebrew Porter Designed for Nursing Mothers BYOB by

This 2.4 percent ABV Porter is packed with nutritious—and tasty—ingredients like flaxseed and figs intended to help boost a new mom’s milk supply.

Firestone Walker Barrelworks’ SLOambic Beer Reviews by

An American Wild Ale fermented with marionberries and boysenberries, SLOambic’s tasting experience recalls a “funky berry pie.”

Indeed Brewing Company’s Lucy Session Sour Beer Reviews by

Impressive all around, this is the kind of sour you want to have in your fridge at all times.

The Baby Kale: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Randyl Danner, Beer Kitchen’s Certified Cicerone, suggests three pairings to accentuate the salad’s fresh flavors.

Small Hands, a Beer Cocktail with Tequila, Cointreau, and Hefe Kindred Spirits by

In this margarita-inspired cocktail, Sauza Tequila and Cointreau set the base, while Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters provide a floral twist and Hefeweizen adds bubbles.

Beer Doughnuts: Beignets and Zeppole Cooking with Beer by

These decadent Italian and New Orleans-inspired doughnuts take on the character of English Brown Ale, Belgian Quad, or Russian Imperial Stout.

Homebrewing with Muscle Memory BYOB by

Scaling up a batch of Wry Smile Rye Pale Ale from 5 to 10 gallons tests a skilled homebrewer’s patience—and his muscle memory.