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Onion and Celery Stout Soup


A delicious and hearty recipe for onion & celery root soup. This is definitely filling enough to be an entire meal and the pumpkin stout adds a perfect amount of flavor to the soup. However, it is not so overpowering that you couldn’t pair this with a different pumpkin beer and have it be a perfect compliment. Although it does not seem like many ingredients, this makes about 6-8 fairly generous servings. It keeps well and can definitely be reheated (we enjoyed it for several nights in a row). keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 20th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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Recipe – Okto-Beer-Feast!!!


Now that the east coast is finally starting to recover a bit from Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter within the same week, we can get back to bringing you everything craft beer. Assuming you did not drink all your leftover Oktoberfest while being stuck inside with no power, here is a recipe that both uses and pairs well with this German style of beer. And even if you are fresh out, don’t let the fact that it is November stop you from buying more.

This meal came about one night last week. Having a few brews laying around we decided to purchase some ingredients to go with them. The plan was to cook up some Montreal marinated flank steak and Brussels sprouts, which we sadly didn’t know were named after the city, with walnuts. While shopping we decided to impulse buy some pork chops because who doesn’t love a side of pork with their steak? The real reason is the store was out of flank steak so we purchased skirt. Not knowing how this would go over, pork was the back up plan. We wound up making Oktoberfest & thyme marinated pork chops with a beer infused mushroom gravy. You could make two separate meals out of these recipes or get nuts, as we did, and have an Okto-Beer-Feast!!! keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 10th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Recipe – Apple Cider Chicken


Cider Week

As Cider Week winds down, we hope you are all finding ways to enjoy and celebrate the beverage that is well, being celebrated. For something a bit different today, here is a recipe that uses hard cider in the cooking process. We used Crispin, but this would work just as well with your favorite brand. If you really want to up the apple factor, pair this with a highly carbonated cider such as Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut De Normandie, for a champagne-like elegance with your home cooked meal. keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 23rd, 2012 at 7:43 pm