Friday, June 12, 2015

Blueberry Pie





What's better than blueberries? More blueberries. Duh!

One of my favorite fruit beers is Violet B's Blueberry brewed by Moat Mountain.   Moat Mountain uses 30 to 60 pounds of fresh blueberries per batch.  That's a lot of blueberries!

I decided to add a few more.

To this already yummy brew I added fresh blueberries, vanilla rum, and bit of gingerale. It's a burst of awesomeness. Super yummy!

It's like Blueberry pie and ice cream!





Blueberry Pie
makes 1 cocktail

Fresh Blueberries
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Oz Vanilla Rum
4 Oz Ginger Ale
4 - 6 Oz Violet B (other blueberry beer not Shipyard Smashed Blueberry!)

Place a small handful of blueberries into the bottom of a tall glass. I used a Moat Mountain shaker pint, but any tall glass will do.

Sprinkle the berries with brown sugar.

Gently smush the berries and muddle with the sugar.  Leave the berries somewhat intact, don't mash them.

Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the rum.

Pour in the ginger ale and top off with the beer.

Stir gently and enjoy!



Monday, May 25, 2015

Strawberry IPA Infusion





I had a remnant from a six-pack of Brutal IPA from Rogue and a pint of fresh strawberries hanging around in the fridge. They were all lonely like, so I decided to bring them together.

The result was surprisingly delicious.

The sweet strawberries compliment the hoppy bitterness making the Brutal be not so, well, brutal.

Cheers!

Strawberry IPA Infusion

Place several cut up strawberry into the bottom of a French press and smoosh with the back of a spoon.Then pour 12 ounces of IPA in with the fruit. Let the beer soak into the berries for 4 to 5 minutes. Finally, press the filter down slowly and pour into a glass.

Delish!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A little wee, a little mead


Sap House meadery Blackberry Maple mead paired with Sutliff Dark Honey Berry tobacco was lovely marriage of flavors and sensations, making for a few relaxing moments after a long day of work.

Chillin'


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon


Watermelon Lime IPA Infusion





Blending the flavors of fresh lime and watermelon with a hoppy IPA makes for a refreshing infusion. The fruits mellow out the sharpness of the brew, simple and delightful.

Cheers!



Watermelon Lime IPA Infusion

Place several chunks of fresh cut watermelon into the bottom of a French press. Squeeze a couple wedges of lime into the pot and drop the lime pieces in with the melon. And then pour 12 ounces of IPA in with the fruit. Let the beer soak into the watermelon for 4 to 5 minutes.  Finally, press the filter down slowly and pour into a glass.  

I threw some chunks of watermelon into the beer, too. After it was infused.  

Wonderful!




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rumberry Jammer


Fresh fruit, good rum, and a refreshing beer are the inspiration for this light refreshing cocktail.

This cool and crisp cocktail is perfectly wonderful on a hot summer day (or any ol' time).

Rumberry Jammer
makes 1 cocktail






Fresh Raspberries
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
Fresh-squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Oz Good Rum
4 Oz Ginger Ale
4 - 6 Oz Road Jam (or other fruit beer)


Dump a small handful of raspberries into the bottom of a tall glass.

Sprinkle the brown sugar and squeeze a wedge lemon over the berries.

Gently smush the berries and muddle with the lemon juice and sugar.  Leave the berries somewhat intact, don't mash them.

Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the rum.

Pour in the ginger ale and top off with the beer.

Stir gently and enjoy!