You might have noticed that I’ve had a bit of an hiatus from the beer-blogging/drinking/appreciation thing lately. I’m gunna blame GBW14 overindulgence for the most part. Though, I can’t help but notice a robust silver-lining to this cloud of [semi-] disciplined drinking. I still enjoy the odd tipple here and there but having more alcohol-free days than not each week certainly has its benefits. (It doesn’t count if it’s in your food, right?!) You might have also noticed it’s been rather cold lately, even up here in […]
I wouldn’t be doing my duty as the blog’s resident CulinAlerian if I didn’t eventually put up a recipe for Blue Moon Cupcakes. These little buggers are everywhere! And, now that we’ve been blessed by the good graces of the Coca-Cola Amatil gods and Blue Moon is available on our shelves it would seem this post is overdue. For my take on what seems to be an American beer and baking favourite I’ve put everything in Aussie measurements. You’ll find no references […]
It’s that time of year again when German beer lovers’ Christmases all come at once! It’s time to dust off your Dirndls and Lederhosen folks and partake in some beer-based German festivities. I’m talking about Oktoberfest – natürlich! To celebrate here’s my take on the classic Bratwurst. What you’ll need: 4 Bratwurst 4 long rolls Sauerkraut Fresh Dill (optional) Caraway seeds (optional) The best authentic Senf [mustard] you can get your hands on Tomato sauce (if you prefer it that […]
Perhaps you’ve never had jambalaya before, but you’ve probably at least tasted its cousin, paella. Jambalaya originated in the Caribbean Islands as a result of Spanish cuisine mixing with native foods and it traditionally includes meat/s, vegetables, rice and stock. My version below naturally includes beer. I used a wheat beer but you could also try a lager or lighter coloured ale. This is not a recipe that showcases the flavour of the beer though so don’t use your good […]
When cooking with beer, recipes can be fairly hard to come by so at the moment I often find myself playing the substitution game. You might’ve noticed that a lot of my FB posts are some pretty stock standard meals with beer either added or used in the place of another ingredient. Bear in mind that I’m still fairly new to this and learning things as I go along. I hope to get a little more creative in future. I […]
The first time I had Welsh Rarebit I wasn’t a fan. I love, love, love toasted cheese like any normal human being but the mustard just really didn’t do it for me. It needed some meaty goodness to go with it. The second reason I didn’t rate it was because I felt that for such a carb and saturated fat laden meal it really wasn’t as delicious as I’d hoped. So in my take on the Welsh classic below, I’ve […]
Recipe number two for the blog and it’s a nice easy one folks. These are great as a snack during footy season or when having a few mates around for a lazy afternoon drinking sesh. They’re also a quick and nifty last minute gift idea. Just fill up a nice jar, glass, or similar, wrap in cellophane to make it present-able and Bob’s your uncle!
Yes, it’s a recipe. I don’t know about you but I’ve bought a few six packs over the years that’ve tasted worse than a dog’s arse. What are the possible uses for an uninspiring sextuplet? Drink every last vomit-worthy sip and pretend to enjoy it Gift it to friends and family you don’t actually like Use it for cooking