Saturday, March 17, 2018

Reuben toasts and Killians Red

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this month we had Reuben toasts and Killians Red, a pairing we found on the Pints and Plates website.

I served it with Guiness chips as a side and used an alternative to Thousand Island dressing that contained a bit of horseradish that gave it quite a kick!

Social Media posts:
March #beerfoodpairing Reuben Toasts and Killian’s Irish Red. Recipe and idea from #pintsandplates. #happystpatricksday ☘️

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Beer and food (you say it's your birthday!)

Do you think everyone knows I'm a beer lover!

Guiness cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (and green and gold sprinkles) by Auriel were so yummy! (Not sure this is the recipe but it could be.)

Heather bought me Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Stout, the Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. 2018 collaboration that I have been dying to try.  Yummy too!

Scott, Matt and Andy & Cartoon all bought me six-packs.

And my new boss bought me a six-pack since she missed my party.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February 2018 - Porter and Floats

Our second pairing of the year (and of our own creation) was Porter and Floats.  We weren't sure if we wanted to have sundaes instead but we went with floats in the end.

We used Shake Chocolate Porter by Boulder Beer.  We put it over vanilla ice cream and once the foam settled down it was kind of yummy.

Social media post:
February’s food and beer pairing. Ice cream floats with a Porter! #boulderbeercompany #chocolateporter #foodandbeerpairing

February’s #foodandbeerpairing ice cream floats with @BoulderBeerCo #chocolateporter @Mike_Canan what's yours this month?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 2018 - Blue Moon and Mussels

Our first beer pairing of the year using our new pairing list, created ourselves, is Blue Moon and Mussels.  My new book recommends this combination as part of their "Try this" section.

We used the classic Belgian White (wheat ale) with oranges of course served with mussels, crab legs, fettuccine, salad and bread to celebrate Andy's 31st birthday. (I just wish I had taken more pictures.)


Social media posts:
January #beerfoodpairing @BlueMoonBrewCo Belgian Wheat and mussels @Mike_Canan @WCPO

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 Beer Pairing plans

We missed the last two pairings listed on the 2017 calendar and while preparing for 2018 found that the calendar from Red Cruiser on Etsy was no longer available.

So I bought the Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros book from Amazon so we can create our own list. We have several months mapped out and all the beers chosen.  We will be using that book as well as a website ( I just discovered to create our own pairings.

The year will include seasonal beers and even Girl Scout cookie pairings as recommended by my new book.

Stay tuned!

Monday, October 30, 2017

October 2017 - Brown Ale & Chicken Pot Pie

While I usually make chicken pot pie in a pie plate, this time I tried a new recipe that called for individual cups.  It was Weight Watchers Individual Creamy Chicken Pot Pies.  And they were delicious!

We started out looking for Taft's Brewporium Brown Ale which we had heard was highly rated, Jungle Jim's did not have it because I think it may be only served on tap.  The next choice was Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale.  We found it (well we thought we found it) and realized on the way home that it was actually Dogfish Head Indian Brown Dark IPA.  It was fine with me because I love IPAs.

After a little more research we discovered that the Brown Ale had recently been morphed into the Dark IPA so it worked out perfectly.

It was a great pairing!

Social media posts:
Oct #beerfoodpairing brown ale & chicken pot pie w/ @dogfishbeer Indian Brown Ale which is now an IPA. @Mike_Canan @WCPO ‬

Next month is ESB and Buttered Popcorn which will certainly give us an opportunity to use Matt's Popcorn Popper!

Monday, October 9, 2017

#catchingup November 2016 - Pumpkin Pie and Oatmeal Stout

Better late than never...
Yesterday, I baked a pumpkin pie and had an oatmeal stout left in the fridge so I paired them to make up for missing this one.

Social media posts:

I missed the #beerfoodpairing for November 2016 but since I baked pumpkin pie and had an oatmeal stout in the fridge I used them for a tasty dessert combo. @mike_canan I’m catching up!

Missed the #beerfoodpairing for Nov 2016 but I baked pumpkin pie and had an oatmeal stout for a tasty dessert combo. @mike_canan #catchingup