Each year, we take all that Mother Nature has to offer to decorate the dining table with a bountiful fall feast. The recipes this month bring together food and libation to create incredible flavors that will complement your Thanksgiving holiday traditions.
This recipe is all about the PB&J sandwich. It’s based around a Brown Ale, with rye and aromatic malt for toasty bread, and yeast that gives us an English “fruity jam.” Then after fermentation, a helping of powdered peanut butter.
This time of year, farmers markets are full of the season’s bounty. Grab what’s available and experiment with adding different flavors and textures to salads. Guided by an Asian-inspired muse, these recipes showcase a variety of noodle styles to mix up the routine and inspire new pairing combinations.
Middle Eastern dishes are enjoyable in hot weather, perfect for the late summer months. Most of these recipes can be made in advance, pulled out at a moment’s notice, or packed up and brought to the beach, the park or a gathering with friends.
If there’s any blessing that the odd endeavor of homebrewing has enjoyed, it’s been the law’s disinterest in pursuing legal action against such ragged misfits. However, with homebrewing and craft beer’s rise in popularity, the state’s unblinking gaze increasingly falls on our efforts.
This caramel recipe takes a candy idea, adds beer, some salt, and other sophisticated flavors, while preserving the nostalgic childhood excitement of unwrapping those cellophane Brach’s caramels on Halloween night.
It’s clear from history that beer and bread, brewing and baking, have always been intimately connected. Old-World recipes for beer-making combined fresh grain with crumbled loaves of dense storage bread, like the Sumerian bappir. The beer we’re using is made with the bread we’re baking.
In brewing, it’s the yeast, as we know, that turns sugars into our beloved alcohol; in beer bread, this alcohol is burned off in the baking process, but the end result is an extremely practical bread that perfectly captures the slight sweetness and yeasty, malty appeal of beer.
How do you celebrate fifteen Great American Beer Festival medals and back-to-back GABF Small Brewery Brewer of the Year nods? You open up a new brewing and bottling plant, and start distribution of two new lines of beer.