Category Archives: Food & Beer

Matching beer with fine food

Here’s an article on MSNBC highlighting the growing movement of pairing beer with fine foods, bringing more culinary respect to beer, a là wine. Part of the way to win over wine lovers is by showcasing just how well beer can pair with food. [Jim] Koch [founder and brewer of the Boston Beer Company/Sam Adams] worked with Jason Miller, executive chef of David Burke’s Primehouse in downtown Chicago, to create a special menu for BusinessWeek … Continue reading →

Irish stout cake

This must be "beer dessert" week or something. Slashfood has a post about Irish stout cake with whiskey-sour icing. I’ve really got nothing to add except… yum. Previously: Beer ice cream, Beer cheesecake!

Beer cheesecake!

Just when you thought the beer ice cream was sounding too good to be true, Slashfood points us to a cheesecake recipe that is made not only with Bailey’s Irish Cream, but Murphy’s Irish Stout. I’m simply speechless. :)

Beer ice cream

I suppose it was inevitable at some point, but people are making ice cream out of beer. The Heritage Belgian beer cafe in The Rocks has "a trio of fruit beer sorbets" made from apple, cherry and peach beers. Made by an outside supplier, they are more like gelato in texture. Part-owner and chef Olivier Massart says the sorbets previously were made on the premises using equal parts of fruit beer, fruit pulp and sugar … Continue reading →

This year’s Valentine’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! Not surprisingly, I’ve been getting a lot of hits for searches for "valentines ideas" coming to my post last year for Valentine’s Day. (It’s #10 on Google for that search.) I just re-read that post, it’s pretty good, so check it out if you want to make a beery V-day. Some other beer-related pointers for today: Lew Bryson has an article about women and beer and Valentine’s Day. A World of Beer … Continue reading →