Food Pairing

Cornish Pasty: A Portable, Savory Hand Pie

  Originating in Britain, the Cornish pasty is a hand pie, usually savory, with a sturdy dough enclosing a filling of steak, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings. These pasties were designed to be a full meal that would hold up in a workman’s pocket until lunch without any protection other than the crust. Cornish pasties also differ from other hand pies like calzones or empanadas in the fact that the filling cooks while the pastry itself cooks, sealing all of the flavors and nutrients inside… Read More »

Craft Beer and Cheese Style Guide

  The Craft Beer and Cheese Style Guide are provided by the American Cheese Society (ACS). ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability. Fresh Cheeses | Wheat and Lambic-style Beers The term “fresh” is used to describe cheeses that have not been aged, or are very slightly cured. These cheeses have a high moisture content, are usually mild, and have a very creamy taste and soft texture. Examples include Italian-style… Read More »

Beer and Food Chart

The CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Pairing Chart approaches pairing by first looking at common individual food components and comparing them to the six main beer flavor categories (Crisp & Clean, Malty & Sweet, Dark & Roasty, Hoppy & Bitter, Fruity & Spicy and Sour, Tart & Funky). The potential interactions between the food and beer are outlined and an approachable dish is recommended. Download Craft Beer & Food Chart

Halloween Candy & Beer Pairings

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Every year we pick our favorite Halloween candies, then pair them up with our favorite beers. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! After you’ve read the list (and tried some of the pairings!), we’d love to know your favorites, too. Indian Corn + Chocolate Stout or Porter Indian Corn is Candy Corn’s cousin, with more of a chocolaty flavor than a honeyed one. Pair it with a chocolate stout to enhance the sweetness and the chocolaty goodness. Sour Patch Kids +… Read More »
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Arugula, Pear, and Camembert Salad with Farmhouse-Ale Vinaigrette

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Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 2 Tbs (30 ml) white wine vinegar 1 Tbs minced shallot 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp) 2 tsp honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup (59 ml) farmhouse-style ale ¼ cup (59 ml) extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 6 cup arugula 4 oz (113 g) Camembert, sliced 1 pear, sliced ¼ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted Whisk the vinegar, shallot, garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, and ale in a bowl… Read More »
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Bitter Beer Goat Cheese Chile Rellenos

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There’s no time like summer season to show up the warmth with savory and spicy Southwestern fare like these chile rellenos, made with lambic, gueuze, or different bitter beer. Lively preparation time: 60 minutes Complete time: 75 minutes Serves: four 2 cup goat cheese 1/2 cup (118 ml) lambic, gueuze, or different bitter beer 2 Tbs basil chiffonade Pinch of salt four poblano peppers Cooking oil four eggs, calmly crushed 2 cup all-purpose flour three cup semolina In a mixing bowl, mix the goat cheese,… Read More »

Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Stout Fruit Crumble Recipe

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  Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Stout Fruit Crumble Recipe  Spherical out any meal with this decadent dessert. Energetic time: 20 minutes Whole time: 65 minutes Serves: 6 Fruit Filling four cup combined berries (raspberries, blueberries, quartered strawberries, blackberries) 1 Tbs cornstarch 2 Tbs (1 fl oz/30 ml) bourbon-barrel-aged stout ¼ cup sugar ½ tsp floor cinnamon ½ tsp floor ginger Pinch of salt Warmth oven to 375°F (190°C). Wash the fruit and place it in a mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch, beer, sugar, spices, and salt, and stir… Read More »

Crispy Chicken with Apricot IPA Sauce Recipe

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Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Serves: 2 2 boneless chicken breasts, skin on Salt and pepper 1 Tbs flour 1 Tbs (15 ml) olive oil 1 small onion, ¼” (6 mm) dice 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated ½ cup (118 ml) chicken stock ½ cup (118 ml) IPA 1 tsp Dijon mustard 12–15 dried apricots, sliced 2 Tbs (30 ml) heavy cream 1 Tbs unsalted butter Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Season both sides of the chicken… Read More »

5 Scrumptious Recipes For Beer Can Turkey

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Beer can turkey, or beer within the rear turkey is splendidly scrumptious technique to roast or grill your turkey this vacation season. The moisture from the beer will assist to make sure that the breast of the chicken stays moist and scrumptious. You’ll be able to roast your turkey within the oven on a baking sheet to catch the juices, or on the grill. To make your turkey much more particular, you possibly can add herbs to the can of beer, and add a complimentary… Read More »

Polynesian-Type Rooster Sandwich

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  This month I got down to make a scrumptious model of a fried hen sandwich that makes use of the various brilliant flavors from a number of the newer hop varieties. With the entire tropical flavors that Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin hops contribute to right now’s beers, I needed to carry a contact of the islands to the desk and make a Delicacies à la Bière sandwich that can wow your diners. Polynesian-Type Beer Marinade This marinade will act very like… Read More »

Asian-Style Noodles Infused with Stout and Witbier

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  When a noodle is one of the main components of a recipe, the type and style of noodle will add its character and charm to the finished dish. Using both rice and wheat flour Asian-style noodles as a foundation, these recipes explore two sauce options for these ribbons of goodness. Each one goes in a different direction, accentuating the noodle’s flavor and texture, while incorporating a beer style into Asian cuisine. Rice noodles combine with delicate seafood flavors and a Witbier’s kiss of orange… Read More »

Celebrate Spring with an IPA Pesto

  Spring Pesto Pesto is defined as anything made by pounding. Traditionally pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. In this recipe, I’m combining the bounty of flavors that spring offers with this technique to blend ingredients into a sauce. Depending on what your farmers market or local grocery store have to offer, this recipe can be modified and designed to enhance any style of IPA that’s available to you. The herbs, greens, nuts and beer style… Read More »

Thai-Inspired Bière Cuisine

  With spring getting into full swing, a bounty of produce awaits at the farmers market. This month I wanted to highlight seasonal vegetables with a Thai-inspired curry. Build a delicious meal by first making a yellow curry paste to spice a soup or sauce base, and then garnish it with more seasonal vegetables and herbs. Thai Yellow Curry Paste The secret to great Thai food is creating layers of flavor by breaking down something that we might think of as simple and letting it… Read More »

3 Overlooked Beer Styles to Pair with Food

Beer and food reaches parts of the brain that beer alone cannot. – Randy Mosher At the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Ore., Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association Julia Herz moderated a panel of sensory specialists from the beer world as well as the scientific community including Randy Mosher, Pat Fahey, Lindsay Barr and Nicole Garneau, Ph.D. The purpose of this sensory culinary working group was to examine how and why we perceive flavor and other important aspects of food and… Read More »