let’s cook with beer: pork, mushroom, and Weissbier edition

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Oktoberfest is coming. Time to practice. Continue reading


let’s cook with beer: Salmon au Tripel edition

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A long time ago I brewed a Tripel – it’s well-aged and vintage now, coming up on 2 years old, laid down in cork-and-cage bottles. We broke out a bottle the other night, and tonight I’m going to break out some more and cook with it.  Continue reading

let’s cook with beer: porter-braised pot roast edition

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Early in my homebrewing career somebody said to me: “Do you cook? Most folks who are good brewers are also good cooks.”

I’m not a good brewer, just a persistent one – and I’m certainly no chef, but I do like to eat, so it follows that once I left the nest I’d have to learn how to cook or forage in campground dumpsters like the rest of my family (I was raised by raccoons). Continue reading