Bier Garden Girl of August
August 1, 2010 – 10:27 AM | Comments Off on Bier Garden Girl of August

Port Royal Export

You don’t have to travel to Honduras to have Port Royal Export! This pale lager is refreshing, especially after a bike ride by the water.

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Grilled Chicken and Pesto Sandwich
August 10, 2010 – 10:12 AM | Comments Off on Grilled Chicken and Pesto Sandwich
Grilled Chicken and Pesto Sandwich

This delicious grilled chicken sandwich is a great light option for people who love eating on the grill but are tired of the burgers and barbecue.

Chorizo Tacos with Peppers and Tomatoes
July 20, 2010 – 11:03 AM | Comments Off on Chorizo Tacos with Peppers and Tomatoes
Chorizo Tacos with Peppers and Tomatoes

Really one of most incredible has to be those little hand held corn tortillas doubled up and wrapped around some outrageous grilled, seasoned meat . Taco’s, and I don’t mean taco bell style, are simple, delicious and often spicy.

Best BBQ Chicken
June 27, 2010 – 9:17 AM | Comments Off on Best BBQ Chicken
Best BBQ Chicken

One of the things that makes this BBQ chicken recipe the arrogant title is the fact I encourage you to use your favorite bbq sauce as well as your favorite beer. The only necessity is that you use chicken leg quarters featuring the fatty dark meat of the bird.

The spicy tangy sauce is best enjoyed with an incredible Golden IPA. My choice being that I enjoy great locally raised chickens would have to be the local Richmond VA brewery Legend Brewery IPA.

Italian Style Roast Pork Loin
June 23, 2010 – 11:13 AM | Comments Off on Italian Style Roast Pork Loin
Italian Style Roast Pork Loin

This is a quick version of the Italian classic porchetta which encompasses a whole hog boned and wrapped together and roasted to create something magnificent. The quality of pork is of the utmost importance as it would be in Italy. We will then rub it down with aromatics and dump some delicious beer over it to marinate for about 6 hours prior to oven roasting it.

Grilled Peaches with Crisp Topping
May 27, 2010 – 7:28 PM | Comments Off on Grilled Peaches with Crisp Topping
Grilled Peaches with Crisp Topping

The peaches strong flavor is so great with ales that I am surprised that I dont see it in more beer recipes. Here we are taking simple peaches putting some nice char on them and topping it off with a great oat based crisp topping. The most splended end to a great summer meal

Bar Harbor Brewing Company makes a great peach ale. Something worth trying with this dish for obvious reasons. It is a little light with a great flavor, high acidity which is nice with the rich topping.

Grilled Pork Char Siu
May 24, 2010 – 11:54 AM | Comments Off on Grilled Pork Char Siu
Grilled Pork Char Siu

On the cusp of summer I feel that this recipe is very important to add to our barbecue resume. It is so often that we enjoy great American barbecue and forget the rest of the world does some sort of open fire cooking. Dont get me wrong, I love our great Kansas City and Texas barbecue but char siuis something that just needs to be enjoyed.

I have to go back to my hometown brewery for this dish. The Golden Monkey by Victory Brewery is just perfect for this. A great belgian style beer with a light body and herb flavor.

Crispy Pork Picnic with Orange Mojo
May 19, 2010 – 11:54 AM | No Comment
Crispy Pork Picnic with Orange Mojo

This is an incredible way to prepare a meltingly tender shoulder of pork without braising it or barbecuing it. I learned this technique at Douglas Rodriguez’ Alma De Cuba. It is essentially a confit similar to the technique used in pork carnita.

The cool mojo just cuts the unctuous fat fitted around the tender meat. That richness and the use of the orange in the mojo I have to call for a Blue Moon with this beer. Simple.

Beer Mussels
May 6, 2010 – 1:39 PM | Comments Off on Beer Mussels
Beer Mussels

You know there is just something so spectacular about enjoying a delicious bowl of garlicky beery mussels. I prefer them with a tight cone of crispy French fries myself.