Land of the free and home of the red, white, and brew. Whether you’re floating the river, barbecuing, or simply spending some quality time with friends and family, there’s nothing better than cracking open a craft beer and taking it all in. Are you hosting a BBQ or attending a pot luck to celebrate Independence Day? How about COOKING WITH BEER?? We've got a few different pairing options perfect for any backyard chef or indoor baker.
Our Grilled Salmon with Black Butte Porter BBQ Sauce or Grilled Drunken Chicken with Twilight Summer Ale Hoisin Sauce will leave even your most difficult guests begging for more. Perhaps you’re looking for an appetizer? Try our Mirror Pond Pale Ale Jalapeno Cheese Dip...or does a dessert whet your whistle? Have no fear; we’ve got recipes for that too!
The only thing that screams USA more than a good ole apple pie, is an apple pie made with craft beer. Our Obsidian Stout Apple Pie is made to please! The brown sugar and the sweet and sour flavors of the apples pair perfectly with the hints of espresso, chocolate, and roasted malts from the stout.
However, if you are like me and weren’t born with the cooking or baking genes, be sure to bring a six or twelve-pack of any of our seasonal or year round brews to any July 4th shindig and you're bound to earn an invitation back next year.
Now, if you choose to avoid the craziness of these kinds of celebrations or family gatherings this year, one swift swig of our Twilight Summer Ale will provide you with all the best tastes of summer without requiring you to leave the comfort of solidarity.
The night is now winding down and it’s time to plop your sun-kissed skin down on a lawn chair or blanket in the crisp summer night air and marvel in the crackle and pop of the fireworks overhead. With a full stomach and a Fresh Squeezed IPA in hand, sit back, relax, and toast this great country we call home!
- Eve Hess, Marketing Intern and Guest Blogger