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5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer

5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer

While receiving craft beer as a Christmas gift is always a hit for me (subtle hint for those out there that have me on their list!), handmade gifts can be really special, and these 5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer are quick, easy, and will be a great surprise in anyone’s stocking!

Pale Ale Beer Pickles

Pale Ale Beer Pickles

In the USA it is almost Thanksgiving, and who doesn’t love pickles on the Thanksgiving dinner table? Actually, pickles are good anytime of the year, in my opinion, especially these pale ale beer pickles.  Adding beer to the pickle brine gives it a tang and hoppyness, yet allows the salty, garlicky flavours to still shine through.  If you are looking for other Thanksgiving ideas, how about trying a beer brined turkey!? It would be the perfect way to present your…

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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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Citrus Spring Recipe Round-up!

Citrus Spring Recipe Round-up!

I posted a round-up of everything I have for rhubarb right on the first day of Spring and it was such a hit, I decided to continue on with this Spring theme and share everything citrus! These citrus Spring recipes are not just from Chews and Brews, but also from amazing food bloggers that I network with on social media all the time. I highly recommend you click on their blog links and check out some of their amazing work! Let’s…

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Pale Ale Grainy Beer Mustard

Pale Ale Grainy Beer Mustard

Want to make a super simple recipe that will wow your friends and family!? Make your own beer mustard! I’m actually a little annoyed at how easy this was because if I knew then what I know now, I would have been making beer mustard for a while now! Now that I have tried pale ale beer I want to make some more beer mustard but with stouts and porters or make a spicy beer mustard. But for today, I…

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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce ~ Plus a Rhubarb Recipe Roundup!

Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce ~ Plus a Rhubarb Recipe Roundup!

If you follow along, you know that I have written about rhubarb before; and as long as I can remember we had rhubarb growing on my parent’s acreage and my mom would use it to make cakes, sauces and then give the rest away. Now that I am all grown up and on my own, living in the city without a rhubarb plant, I am lucky to be one of those people that my mom gives rhubarb to! I thought a…

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IPA Simple Syrup Grapefruit Cocktail

IPA Simple Syrup Grapefruit Cocktail

I really like craft beer, in case you didn’t know that about me already! My favourite characteristic of craft beer is that the ingredients are usually hand selected, specifically picked to create a certain flavour characteristic. This end goal flavour characteristic is what brings me back to trying new craft beers all the time. One ingredient in beer is hops. Hops will give beer that bitter taste but also can add a level of citrus, floral, herbal or grassy type…

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Rhubarb Fig Ginger Marmalade

Rhubarb Fig Ginger Marmalade

Not everything you make with rhubarb has to be sweet, such as in a rhubarb barbecue sauce like this. This rhubarb fig ginger marmalade I have created is sweet, but not the dessert type of sweet. It goes great on grilled pork or chicken, but I like it best with goat cheese on a crostini. It’s very simple to make and you can preserve it in mason jars to keep it on your shelf for a long time. 

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