Rye Festbier Mustard

Rye Festbier Mustard

Welcome back to Chews and Brews! Today, I’m excited to share a tasty recipe for Rye Festbier Mustard, a homemade beer mustard made with a delightful Der Krankenwagen Rye Festbier from The Pass, a fantastic brewing company in the Crowsnest Pass. There’s something truly satisfying about making condiments from scratch. Not only do you get to control the ingredients and flavours, but you also get to infuse them with unique touches—like the Rye Festbier. This homemade beer mustard is incredibly…

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Quick Breakfast Sandwich

Quick Breakfast Sandwich

Welcome to Chews and Brews – I am glad you are here! If this is your first time visiting Chews and Brews, let me introduce you to the blog. I started Chews and Brews in March 2015, and it has since evolved into a blog dedicated to the delightful intersection of craft beer and food. While I primarily focus on Alberta craft beer, I also share recipes incorporating this beloved beverage or offering suggested pairings. To my loyal subscribers, thank…

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Exploring Stouts: The Heart of Dark Beer

Exploring Stouts: The Heart of Dark Beer

Ahhh, St. Patrick’s Day. March 17th. A day where we all wear green and head out to our favourite pubs for a pint of Guinness or other stouts, or sometimes, that green food-coloured lager. While St. Patrick’s Day is often associated with the enjoyment of stouts, this post will delve deeper into the essence of these iconic beers beyond their holiday connections. Whether you’re a seasoned stout enthusiast or new to the world of dark beers, join me as I…

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Belgian Pale Ale Pickled Peppers

Belgian Pale Ale Pickled Peppers

This Belgian Pale Ale Pickled Peppers recipe is quick and simple and can be served as a side during large meals (add to the pickle tray at your next turkey dinner), or add for some slight spice and crunch to homemade burgers or pizza, chop them up and put them in a quesadilla, burrito, or taco or use in your next fresh salsa. The opportunities are endless, and they also look pretty in the jar, they are fresh, a little…

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Hazelnut Chocolate Porter Chocolate Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Porter Chocolate Cookies

Oh hey there! I am just gonna slip this hazelnut chocolate porter chocolate cookie recipe into your inbox. I know, it’s been a while. So long, do you even remember why you subscribed to this blog? Unless you know me personally and I forced you to read my blog, I am assuming you signed up because you were interested in either Alberta craft beer or recipes made with beer, or both! The goal of this blog is to incorporate a…

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Seriously Good Wheat Ale Beer Brined Pork Chops

Seriously Good Wheat Ale Beer Brined Pork Chops

Brining meat in beer. Mmmmm….. Beer contains enzymes that help break down tough fibres in meat, making it more tender, moist, and flavourful at the same time. I brined a whole turkey once in beer, and that didn’t disappoint! And these Wheat Ale Beer Brined Pork Chops didn’t either! They are seriously good. A variety of beers can be used to brine or marinate meat. Brown ales are great for beef. Wheat ales and hefeweizens are pretty versatile and can…

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Blonde Ale Air Fryer Crispy French Fries

Blonde Ale Air Fryer Crispy French Fries

We have been playing around with our air fryer lately, trying to make foods that are bad for us a little healthier. It’s healthier in that it uses significantly less oil for cooking. We are still eating French fries, so I am aware of the portion control issue as I shovel these crispy bad boys into my mouth! Making beer fries was a no brainer, as it draws out the starch, making them more rigid and less likely to stick together,…

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Super Simple Porter Beer Apple Bars

Super Simple Porter Beer Apple Bars

Sometimes we are overrun with apples that are on the brink of going bad. Do you have the same problem at your house? I don’t know what it is. We buy a bag of apples, with the full intentions of eating one daily, and then all of a sudden I am looking for ways to use them up before they go bad! Well, at least we have these Super Simple Porter Beer Apple Bars to use them up in a…

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