How to Host a Mother’s Day Beer Brunch
Hosting is hard work, but then all the benefits, love and praise are yours. It is especially worth it when you see that loving glow on your mom’s face. Ok… part of the love and gratitude is for you and the other part is for the craft beer. We think you’ll agree to share the limelight!
By The Beer Community on May. 12, 2017
Some people might say a Father’s Day Beer Brunch is more appropriate and that can be done too, using these same simple ideas, but if your mom is a craft beer fan she will love this.
Begin With A Beer Cocktail
Most adult Mother’s Day celebrations begin with a mimosa. Switch out the sparkling for a beer made using the Champagne Method or German style Hefeweizen and create a beermosa. We loved this recipe from Serious Eats that uses grapefruit juice and Imperial IPA.
Before beginning the meal we highly recommend you put out a beer flight paddle. You can buy one or make your own using this video. Not only is this an elegant way to serve all the beers that accompany each course, but you can make it a take home gift for your mom.
Mother’s Day Appetizers and Beer Pairings
Now that your mom is already glowing, cuz let’s face it she may not have expected this kind of royal treatment; let’s wow her with an appie. If she has a favourite, go for it if not opt for a light seafood appie like a shrimp cocktail or this beautiful recipe for salmon caviar blinis from Serious Eats.
Most seafood dishes go very well with Pilsners which is also good because on a beer flight paddle beers should be arranged from lightest to darkest, so the palate progresses with the flavours.
Mother’s Day Quiche and Beer Pairings
Nothing says loving like a quiche. They are a fabulous brunch meal because they have everything in one dish; egg, veggie, protein and carb. We adore this recipe from Bessie Bakes for French Beer Quiche. The other great thing about quiche is that you can adjust the vegetables to use ones that your mom likes. You can play around by adding different cheeses and even different meats. The sky is the limit.
Egg dishes tend to go well with wheat beers, but you can adjust the pairing by matching it with some of your ingredients. For example, if you put in pieces of ham, you might want to pair it with a red/amber ale. If there is both meat and cheese perhaps a brown ale which is a great universal pairing.
Finish off with a delicious beer dessert
Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. If your mom has a chocolate sweet tooth we highly recommend these delicious Chocolate Porter Cupcakes, but make extra because there is no way one will suffice everyone will want seconds! If your mom delights in fruit creations strawberries should be just coming into season, so try this recipe from Women’s Day for Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble.
You could serve coffee with this dessert, but you still need to fill that last flight spot. We recommend a beer with coffee flavours like a coffee stout or porter. Not only is this a great way to end the meal, but both of these choices also go well with chocolate or strawberries, so whichever dessert you opt for these styles are winners.
Think your mom would be up for a Mother’s Day beer brunch? Which beers would you pour? What interesting pairings did you come up with? Let us know.
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