Gumbo is more than a stew and full of history and Louisiana culture. Its origins are a mixing pot—some of the technique is French, its seasoning and flavors hail from Africa and Spain and its vegetables from the South—combining to create an unmistakable dish that varies from family to family.
IPA wasn’t always a thing. During the early days of the Great American Beer Festival, the event’s much-lauded tasting competition didn’t even include the style. Brewers didn’t make it and probably didn’t even know what it was.
The sandwich: great bread, fresh and delicious ingredients layered together in a thoughtful order, giving way to texture and spices, all composed to pleasure the palate. Mexican Tortas accomplish just that.
Dumplings can range from simple to complex in flavor, texture and ingredients. Influenced by international cuisines, these versatile pouches come in many shapes and sizes and can be steamed, boiled or fried. Here are a few recipes that use beer.
Coffee and dark-roasted Stouts or Porters are a perfect marriage of flavors, but … screw expectations. Yes, the extract makes a great addition to a sweet Stout, but let’s have some fun! How about Jolted Toasted Oat Amber?
Of the country’s estimated 750,000 homebrewers, the vast majority are extract brewers. Many of them are brewing vets and produce an excellent tipple. Why does extract beer’s reputation suck so much? Two reasons—old extract and noob brewers.
Bratwurst is a beautiful thing when prepared correctly. It’s the perfect one-handed meal: a good, chewy roll coated with mustard, filled with a meaty yet juicy sausage, and topped with beer-braised sweet onions and peppers.