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Stout Beer Cherry Sauce

Stout Beer Cherry Sauce

If you know me, you know I like to make simple dishes while using craft beer.  One of the most simple ways that I have found to incorporate beer into a recipe is to use it to make a sauce.  I made this stout beer cherry sauce using an Alberta porter beer from Theoretically Brewing, and used it to glaze a grilled pork loin.  And you guys, it was so good! So good and so easy!! The recipe below is…

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Orange Witbier Chicken Fajitas

Orange Witbier Chicken Fajitas

Everything we cook these days is on the grill.  It is way too warm to be hunched over a stove or oven, inside a stifling hot kitchen.  Instead, we sit outside, in the shade, throw food on the grill, and enjoy craft beers.  Summer isn’t my favourite season (gasp!), but this is my favourite part about summer; grilling outside (or smoking!) and enjoying summer craft beers like IPAs, radlers, and wheat beers.  And of course, if you don’t know by now,…

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Cherry Lime Beer-Aid

Cherry Lime Beer-Aid

It is especially easy to turn a beer into a refreshing, boozy, summer cocktail.  When I picked up the Patio Tart Cherry Ale, made by Medicine Hat Brewing Company, I loved the beer on its own, but thought immediately it would be perfect in a cocktail – and that is how the Cherry Lime Beer-Aid came to be! It is like a lime-aid with vodka and beer! Super simple to make, especially if you already have some simple syrup handy,…

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Get Grilling! 24 recipes to eat outdoors this summer!

Get Grilling! 24 recipes to eat outdoors this summer!

Instead of a beer recipe post, I have put together a small round up to help you get grilling! Of course, some of these recipes in the roundup have beer in them, and all of them can be made on your barbecue, smoker, or campfire! 24 recipes from Chews and Brews and others to get you cooking outdoors this summer! And all of them are best enjoyed with your favourite local craft beer.  Things are heating up in Alberta, which,…

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Honey Cream Ale Grilled Drumsticks

Honey Cream Ale Grilled Drumsticks

It has been a while… almost a month. My computer was on the fritz and I couldn’t retrieve my photos, and it would have been weird to share a post with just words and a recipe, no photos, even if I am not a stellar photographer… photos are needed. So now that I have my photos back, I can share these tasty honey cream ale grilled drumsticks! Beer and barbecue go together so well, it is only natural for my…

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Pub Snacks Beer Cookie Squares

Pub Snacks Beer Cookie Squares

I am very excited for this post, as it is my first recipe using a beer from a brewery that I actually visited! These pub snacks beer cookie squares are made with Folding Mountain Brewing’s Parkway Porter! On my birthday weekend Eric and I drove west of Hinton and visited this brewery for a couple flights and some food, and my parents ended up surprising me with a visit as well! I tasted every beer they had available (I just…

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Chicken Pasta in Creamy Beer Sauce

Chicken Pasta in Creamy Beer Sauce

I love pasta almost as much as I love craft beer, so making this chicken pasta in creamy beer sauce was a best of both worlds for me! When I was planning to make this, I was basically cleaning out the fridge. I had a few veggies, some thawed out chicken, a little carton of cream, and, of course, some craft beer. Using another Alberta craft beer from GP brewing, and the remnants of my fridge cleanup, I ended up…

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Rhubarb Hibiscus Gin and Tonic

Rhubarb Hibiscus Gin and Tonic

Instead of an August Craft Beer review I am sticking with the Rhubarb theme and using the Rhubarb Shrub I made at the beginning of the month to create this Rhubarb Hibiscus Gin and Tonic. I originally was going to review as many rhubarb beers that there were out there… and found only one… the Jackline Rhubarb Grisette by Lighthouse Brewing and I already made mention if it in my Alberta Rhubarb Cake post last spring! So a cocktail is…

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