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Chews and Brews is 5 Years Old!

Chews and Brews is 5 Years Old!

Five years ago today, Chews and Brews was born! This little food and drink blog has morphed from a random food blog with writings of what I was eating or drinking daily into a more specific blog where all recipes I post are using an Alberta craft beer in it! Since narrowing down my blog niche, I have written recipes using beers from over 20 Alberta craft beer breweries. On top of that, I have visited over 35 Alberta breweries.

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!

The Beersar, The 50th Anniversary of the Caesar, and Matt & Steve’s Prize Giveaway!

The Beersar, The 50th Anniversary of the Caesar, and Matt & Steve’s Prize Giveaway!

Being a Canadian, I am very familiar with the Caesar cocktail. It’s a cocktail that I enjoy all year round; in the winter months its spiciness can warm me up, and in the hot summer sun on the patio, they go down like water. This year is the 50th anniversary of the national cocktail, invented in Calgary in 1969! I had the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Caesar by collaborating with Matt & Steve. Matt & Steve’s…

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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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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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Winter Warmer Beer Pumpkin Ice Cream

Winter Warmer Beer Pumpkin Ice Cream

In the dead of winter, most don’t think about making ice cream. But what if it were a winter warmer beer pumpkin ice cream?! A boozy, spicy, sweet treat might be just the perfect end to a heavy winter meal – maybe after chocolate stout beer beef stew? That’s what I was thinking when I made this ice cream – and by make, I mean throw a few things together and into the freezer. That’s right. This is a no…

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