Fall Beers

This past weekend, with it’s gorgeous mild weather, was a strong sign of the season to come – FALL!!! It’s time to break out the sweaters, plan the tailgate parties, and hunt down your favorite Seasonal Beer.

While summer is a time of pale ales and citrus notes, fall answers with pumpkin-flavored brews, darker ales, and—best of all—fresh hop beers.  Everyone knows that fall is harvest time, and that goes for hops as well – over 90 percent of the world’s supply is harvested between the beginning of September and the end of October. While most of these hops are destined to be dried and frozen, a growing number of brewers are taking them fresh from the fields and crafting harvest ales, which capture the essence of these flavorful little flowers while they’re still brimming with tasty resin.

beer hops

There is something for every beer lover—from pumpkin and spiced flavored ales to German-style Oktoberfest.

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No Knead Beer Bread

Beer Bread is buttery, chewy, and tastes like your favorite beer.  Be wise, however, in choosing the beer you use. A beer with fruit tones will lend a sweeter, fruity bread. Likewise, a dark ale will lend a robust flavor to the final product. I recommend you use a beer you know and love. Beer bread is excellent when sliced and spread with butter, cubed and sprinkled on top a thick, hearty chili, or dipped into a spinach or cheese dip. Give it a try—the recipe couldn’t be easier! Especially since Chef John, over at foodwishes.com, has the following “how-to” video. So just follow along!

beer bread

Prep: 10 mins, Cook: 35 mins, Ready: 3hrs 55mins

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