By Just Beer Community Collection on Mar. 31, 2016
The Guiness Black & Green
This recipe calls for a lambic beer in place of cider; a lambic beer is a Belgian-style ale made with wild yeasts…if you want to read more about lambic beers, click here. The result is a slightly sour, super effervescent beer that’s a lot like champagne (not in the High Life way). All of the versions I’ve tried have been made with fruit making it great option to serve. Layer it with Guinness and it’s a great conversation piece, too. Like your froth moustache.
My favorite Guinness & Lambic mix is with Framboise (raspberry). Tastes like those Brach’s caramel chews in the pink wrapper … Ughhh. Did they have Brach’s on the West Coast? I digress. This is about Black & Green. So, apple it is.
HOW TO MAKE A GUINNESS BLACK & GREEN
What you’ll need:*
- Draught-Style Can of Guinness
- Bottle of Lindemans Pomme/Apple Lambic
(found in most liquor stores and Whole Foods beer sections)
- Pint glass
*Novelty Leprechaun optional
STEP 1: Fill the glass halfway with Lambic.
STEP 2: Hold your spoon just over the inside of glass, curved side up. Slowly pour the Guinness over the spoon (this helps dissipate the weight and float more easily). Look at you go, you’re a pro.
STEP 3: Party like it’s 1999.
Beergarita / Beer Margarita / The Mexican Bull Dog
The two, single-best, summer drinks (other than sangria, of course): beer and margaritas, slam them together and they’re a match made in heaven. Now that you’re primed, let’s get mixing!
Schnitzel and Pear Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette
Skip the bacon crumbles, dry chicken, and chopped ham, and let schnitzel be the meat that makes your salad a meal. Tucked into a green salad topped with sweet red pears, blue cheese, and a honey-beer dressing, crispy, juicy schnitzel brings some Oktoberfest flair to the dinner table.
Blackened Beer-Brined Chicken Breasts
You can grill something (perhaps accidentally) until it’s so blackened and beyond edible-looking that you think it won’t be fit for anyone but the dog. But when you tentatively slice off a piece, it turns out to be absolutely perfect. This recipe for beer-brined chicken is a case in point.
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The perfect bun is the foundation for an amazing burger. Firm enough to hold everything in one place, but soft enough to give when you bite into it. Beyond the basics, what we love about this burger bun is that it’s made with spent grain, which means the ideal pairing of beer and burgers just became an even better match.