Friday, 29 March 2013

Hot Chocolate Stout Float

  • 1/2 cup Fudge Sauce
  • 1 12 - 16 oz chocolate stout beer or stout beer 
  • 1 quart vanillla bean ice cream
1. In a small saucepan heat Fudge Sauce and 1/4 cup of the stout until warm and combined.
2. Place two scoops of ice cream into each of six soda glasses. Spoon 2 Tbsp. warm fudge sauce-stout mixture over scoops of ice cream. Pour stout over ice cream in each glass.
Serve at once with long-handled spoons.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Quick and Easy Beer Bread

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup dark beer
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Melt butter and add to dry ingredients.
Pour beer over all and mix with a wooden spoon. Batter will be very soft.
Spoon into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until deeply browned.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Beer pairing with Cheese

Have you ever wondered what beer goes with what cheese ? Here is a quick cheat sheet to impress your friends at your next party.  A local classic, Molson Canadian. Best served with Canadian Cheddar     

A local classic, Molson Canadian.
Best served with Canadian Cheddar
If you have an Aged Cheddar it works better with a Blonde Ale.

Asiago cheeses are served best with a dark beer, try Richard's Dark, it's a good match.

For you Havarti fans, a good Dutch Heineken is a great match!

Try pairing a low cost Coors Light with Provolone. Neither are a stong flavor and work well together.

 Looking for something to impress, try a Richard's White, with Camembert.


Friday, 1 March 2013

Have you ever had a drink from a boot ? Learn how it all became !

In the sixteenth-century German fraternities would settle their differences via sword-fight duels. Following the duels, the students would stitch their wounds up with horse hairs and reconcile the differences while drinking beer. As the tradition went, a fraternity brother's own boot would be filled with beer and drunk while the members would cheere him on. The advent of glass blowing allowed the drinking to take on a more hygienic and appetizing structure. The boot, called a "stiefel" in German, traditionally holds two liters of  beer, and today is commonly made of glass.