Great Lakes Brewing Company Much Abrew  |  January 30, 2014

The “Big Game”: Better With Beer

 

You don’t need us to tell you to pick up some GLBC beer for this weekend’s game, or tell you that beer and football naturally go together. That’s like, science. So how do you make a perfect pairing even better? Add nachos. Read More…

 

Cooking with beer for the Big Game!

 

Mirror Pond Pale Ale Jalapeño Cheese Dip 

You’re dish will be the hit of any party or pot luck this Sunday 

 

Ingredients
jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
1 small can diced green chiles
1/2 C yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
 

1 lb cream cheese

6 oz  Mirror Pond Pale Ale
1/2 lb shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 C fresh spinach, cooked, drained and chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste


Directions

In a sauce pan over medium heat, sauté onions, jalapenos, green chilies and garlic in butter until translucent but not browned. Season with cumin, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add beer and cream cheese and bring to a low simmer until cream cheese is melted. Add the Monterey Jack and spinach and stir until fully incorporated. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips or crusty baguette with a pint of Mirror Pond Pale Ale, of course!
Serves 4

For more recipes, be sure to check out the “Pub Recipes” page on our website!

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Offers Souper Suggestions for the Big Game

Winning recipes from One Pot Showdown use Saint Arnold beer as an ingredient

HOUSTON, January 31, 2014 – Just in time for the Big Game this weekend, Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), today released the winning recipes from the 7th Annual One Pot Showdown™. The oldest craft brewery in Texas hosted the unique onsite cooking contest last weekend, in which 79 cooking teams whipped up a wide variety of dishes – each of which had to be cooked onsite (no desserts or deep frying allowed) and incorporate at least one Saint Arnold beer as an ingredient.

A team of 24 judges evaluated entries on overall taste, use and distinction of the Saint Arnold beer in the recipe, and creativity. The One Pot Trophy was awarded to One Pot Potnas for their creation, “Winter Guajillo Pork Soup,” featuring Saint Arnold Winter Stout. Team Green Bayou took second place with, “Gumbo des Herbes with Saint Arnold Brown Ale and Lagniappe.” Rounding out the top three was 4 Guys, 1 Pot for, “Carne Gui-Stout-A,” made with Saint Arnold Winter Stout. Download the recipes at http://www.saintarnold.com/onepot/.

This year’s event featured 60 percent more teams and over 1,000 people circulating among the booths trying the various takes on chili, curry and soup. Over $5,000 was raised for Kids’ Meals (http://www.kidsmealshouston.org/), a local organization that delivers nutritious meals to children in need.

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HARPOON BREWERY: THE LONG THAW

BOSTON, MA — “Spring” in New England is a fickle friend. One day the crocuses may be burgeoning through the soil and the next they are covered in a foot of freshly fallen snow. In anticipation of this unpredictable season, the Harpoon Brewery has brewed a beer that embraces the cold while hinting at warmer days ahead. Introducing The Long Thaw White IPA, Harpoon’s new spring seasonal beer. This is the first new seasonal release from Harpoon in 14 years.

 

With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming spring. Available from January through March, The Long Thaw is brewed to complement both cold-weather fun and the eagerness of warmer weather ahead. Harpoon The Long Thaw is now available in six-packs, twelve-pack bottles and cans, and on draft.

Harpoon The Long Thaw Beer Specs:

Style:  White IPA

ABV:    6.2%

IBUs:   45

 

Harpoon The Long Thaw Tasting Notes:

Appearance:  light colored, hazy, thick white head

Aroma:  very citrusy, floral, and spicy from the ground coriander

Mouth feel: soft mouth feel with a clean finish.  Light to medium bodied.

Taste:  Medium bitterness, fruit and citrus flavors from the hops and orange peel, and spicy from the coriander.  A little bready / biscuity malt and wheat character.

Finish:  fruity, spicy, a little bitter, but clean and refreshing.

Beer Festivals:

 

 

Great Vegas Festival of Beer Announces

Expansion, Relocation to Heart of Downtown Las Vegas

Early bird tickets on sale Thursday, Jan. 30

 

WHEN:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

4-8 p.m.*

* Open to Early Entry & VIP ticketholders at 3 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas

 

COST/TICKETS:

General Admission:                        $30 and up

Early Entry:                                         $40 and up

Brewers Lounge VIP:                      $70 and up

 

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