Tag: Cooking with Beer


Pumpkin Stout Whoopie Pies with Bourbon Cream Cheese Filling

This year, pumpkin beers hit the shelves in July only to be followed with dozens of articles about seasonal creep. I’ve worked in brewery operations and production planning so I understand how difficult it is to time seasonals and fight for shelf space, but I still can’t bring myself to drink pumpkin beer before Fall hits. I associate […]

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Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip is the quintessential cooking with beer recipe. There are countless variations – hot, cold, spreadable, dip-able, smoky, spicy – with even more possible beer and cheese combinations. I first created this recipe for Austin Beer Guide in 2011 and have been fine tuning it ever since. The recipe that follows is my […]

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Soft Pretzel Bites made with Oktoberfest

Homemade Soft Pretzels are a thing of beauty – soft and chewy with a darkened exterior accented by flecks of coarse salt. They’re perfect on their own, but also make a fantastic delivery device for a variety of mustards and dips. When cut into a bite size before baking, they’re an ideal party appetizer or […]

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Smoked Porter and Chipotle Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw

Before moving to Brooklyn, I threw a dinner party for a few close friends at my house in San Diego. In an effort to clean out the cellar, multiple bottles were opened and beer freely flowed. Someone even made Nutella crepes which paired beautifully with the bourbon barrel stouts. The night was going well. Then […]

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Fresh Blueberry Sauce with Wild Ale

Fresh blueberries abound at the Farmers Market right now. There were tables filled on my visit last week, even as the market was closing for the night. I picked up a few pints and have been putting them on yogurt, in smoothies, mixed into ice cream.. needless to say, there’s a lot of blueberry goodness […]

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The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream (with beer)

My first job in High School was at Cold Stone Creamery. I would come home from work covered in sweet cream and smelling of waffle cones with free ice cream in hand. My parent’s freezer was always filled with “love it” sized portions of new flavor combinations. Even with five people, we couldn’t eat ice cream fast enough. The household favorite […]

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