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Spent Grain Blueberry Walnut Muffins – Made with Siggi’s Yogurt

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Once again we found ourselves with a lot of spent grain after a brew day and once again it seemed like a waste to throw it away. These muffins were totally improvised with ingredients we had around the house, but they turned out great. They are also very low in sugar and fat as far as muffins go (and just in general), so you can feel good about enjoying one with a homebrew or two.

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  • 1 cup spent grain
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 8 oz. container Siggi’s strawberry yogurt (or other thick, Greek style yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon to taste
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    2014: A Year of Beer in Review

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    2014: We got married, Kevin grew a mustache for a good cause and the New York Islanders are currently tied for first place in their division, so all in all it’s been a good year. As such we figured why not take a look at the year that has been pretty good to us and celebrate the Beer Loves Company moments we have enjoyed the most. Heading toward the end of 2014 there is much to remember and celebrate. We wish the same for you in 2015. Happy New Year!

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    In 2014 we brewed quite a few beers and even one called Saider that was a mash-up of a saison, cider and mead. This was also a year of cider brewing for us, once we discovered that you don’t have to stand in a freezing or sweltering garage, exposed to the elements, to produce this delicious beverage. Conveniently enough, cider can be “brewed” in the comfort of your home and though it seems simple there are many tweaks that can be made along the way to make the final product your own. We experimented with sour yeast, assorted fruits and our wedding toast was even made with a slightly sour raspberry cider (carbonated with maple syrup).  We’ll take that over champagne any day. Or most days. keep reading...

    German Lebkuchen with Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout Glaze

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    In the spirit of Christmas, baking and beer we tweaked and combined a few recipes to come up with these German lebkuchen cookies with a chocolate stout glaze. In case you aren’t familiar with lebkuchen, they are sometimes referred to as “honey cookies” but we think they taste very similar to gingerbread. We used Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout but the recipe would work with any stronger sweet stout you have on hand. Oh, and you only need about 4 oz. of beer for the glaze so you still have a nice sized glass to enjoy with your warm, fresh out of the oven cookies. keep reading...

    Written by A+K

    December 22nd, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Turkey Eggs with Craft Beer Cranberry Sauce – What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

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    As any good American knows, the day after Thanksgiving is the real holiday. Finally all of that pesky family time and thankfulness is out of the way and Black Friday is here. You’re probably just waking up or just arriving home from a morning of shopping, deals and hopefully minimal trampling. Either way, there’s a fridge full of leftovers that aren’t going to eat or artfully arrange themselves. Instead of just throwing everything on a plate and recreating last nights dinner, we decided to try something a little different this year and make “turkey eggs”. keep reading...

    Written by A+K

    November 28th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    How to Make Spent Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cake-ies aka Soft & Delicious Cookies

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    What the heck is a Cake-is? Well, these cookies were born from the aftermath of the brew day for our White Stout MJ and Kevin’s hankering for a soft oatmeal raisin cookie. They are quick and easy to make, which is appealing after a long day of brewing, plus they came out pretty delicious. Also we made them with whole wheat flour, so you can feel a little healthy about washing these cookies down with a beer. We’re thinking the tagline will be, “Milk stout and spent grain cake-ies, the brewers midnight snack.” Enjoy! keep reading...

    Written by A+K

    April 18th, 2014 at 7:05 am