Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Beer Butter Mushrooms

I make some great mushrooms but I've always added a little bit of soy sauce, but this got my attention. I will be trying this one out for sure ! ~ Colleen

4 cups button mushrooms
1 tbsp. fresh parsley
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup beer
Salt and pepper for taste.

In a frying pan, add a small amount of butter and mushrooms. Mix on high until mushrooms are slightly brown. Add the rest of the butter and beer. Simmer until beer evaporates.  Add thyme and parsley, salt and pepper and serve.

Friday, 14 November 2014


Some of our club had the pleasure of checking out North Vancouver’s craft brew scene.  Very conveniently, these two breweries are located within a couple of blocks of each other. Bridges and Deep Cove Brewers.
Bridge Brewing Company's regular items include their Pale Ale (sweet caramel tones) made from pilsner malt and German Noble hops mixed with some special local varieties.  Also standard is the manditory IPA, which they describe as “a strong and clean flavour, with moderate bitterness and yet a soft floral aroma, displaying distinct tropical, citrus, lemon and grapefruit tones.”  More interesting is the Kolsch, which you don’t see everywhere!  Among their seasonal offerings was excellent Stout, far more flavourful than the world-famous model.

~ David 

Deep Cove

I especially enjoyed Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery.  The atmosphere is happy and inviting, the staff full of excitement and knowledge. And the room comfortable and convivial. 
The beer selection is good with several ales, a saison, a lager and a stout.  I especially liked the Smooth Criminal Nitro Stout, with it’s nice malty, chocolaty flavours.  
5 Yums UP! 
~ Cathy