This dish is so simple—just some sautéed vegetables, a short-grain rice and really good stock. Enhance the umami flavors of a mushroom risotto by adding miso, soy sauce and Stout, or use a Belgian Tripel to add flavors of peppercorn and citrus to a crab risotto.
The recipes that follow use the braising technique while showcasing global cuisines with different proteins. The chosen beers enhance the dish by bringing their own flavor profiles to the recipe, creating a wonderful sauce to be served over the final plate.
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.
Summer markets are full of wonderful ripe fruits that are perfect for fresh, seasonal desserts, making this season the perfect opportunity to think about which styles of beers will enhance what Mother Nature has created.
The Belgian town of Ingelmunster may be small, but beer-wise, it’s huge. Located in the province of West Flanders, Ingelmunster is a place with a long history, jam-packed with political and religious strife and, of course, untold hectoliters of fine Belgian beer.