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Fundraising project for ‘Beervangelist’s Guide to the Galaxy’ launched on Kickstarter

December 18, 2012 By: mike Category: Cooking with beer, Craft beer

Beervangelist“Beervangelist” Fred Bueltmann — an expert at pairing food and beer — has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds to publish a book he’s been working on for over two years.

Bueltmann, managing partner and VP of Sales and Marketing at Michigan’s New Holland Brewing Company, is the author of the “Beervangelist’s Guide to the Galaxy,” slated to be released in spring of 2013.

Bueltmann is seeking to raise $10,000 to cover the upfront costs of publishing, design and photography for the book. Bueltmann needs to hit his fundraising goal by Jan. 18 to receive the Kickstarter funds.

Here’s more about the book, which will be published by Black River Press:

“Beervangelist’s Guide to the Galaxy” shares a lifestyle of quality and flavor. It will quench your thirst for information about craft beer, pairing and cooking, by teaching from a “flavor first” perspective. Whether you are a novice or an expert, “Beervangelist’s Guide” will engage and inform. It is useful and approachable for the novice, expert and professional. It will cover beer in your home, as well as out and about. From casual, informative tastings like beer & cheese or beer & chocolate, to multi-coursed beer-dinners, it will bring comfort and knowledge to the interested drinker in any setting. The reader will come into the kitchen as well, with numerous recipes and tips including cooking with beer; the home-chef’s next secret ingredient.

Check out the Beervangelist’s Kickstarter page here, with details on nice rewards for backers. I backed Fred’s project and look forward to reading his book next spring!

Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing to host first ‘Cooking With Beer’ event July 23

July 12, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Cooking with beer, Craft beer, Events

Yazoo Brewing CompanyNashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company is launching a “Cooking With Beer” series, with the first installment coming up Monday, July 23.

Here’s more from Yazoo:

The event will be held here at the Yazoo Taproom and starts at 6:30pm. For this new adventure, we are inviting great local chefs to create a three course dinner– each dish not only being paired with Yazoo brews, but prepared with them as well– so you can eat and drink your beer at the same time! For this month’s event, we are honored to have the Peg Leg Porker, himself– Mr. Carey Bringle– creating a three course BBQ dinner. He has participated in many amazing events, including the Esquire Magazine “Best Of” party and Food & Wine Magazine’s Aspen Classic. To learn more about Carey and his world famous barbecue, visit http://www.peglegporker.com.”

Tickets are $35 and are very limited. You can buy them in the Yazoo Online Store.

This recipe calls for drunk

June 23, 2011 By: grant Category: Cooking with beer, Video

I don’t really know how to cook without drinking, but Hannah Hart takes it to a different kind of level. She hosts My Drunk Kitchen, a web video series in which she gets drunk and cooks. It’s pretty funny, as she’s much more successful with the getting drunk part than the cooking anything edible part.

I’m quite the fan of Mexican food, so here’s Hannah getting drunk and barely managing turkey tacos.

Check out this Time interview with Hannah. She says she doesn’t actually drink very much outside of these videos, which might explain why she’s able to get drunk during the time it takes to make a grilled-cheese sandwich.

In the spirit of things, here’s a list from a Kansas City blog on the five best uses for beer in cooking.

I definitely agree with the beer-in-chili assessment. I usually add a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to my venison chili aka Fire Hole Chili. Sadly, I’ve not tried the other four recipes. It’s actually kind of embarrassing that I’ve never tried beer-can chicken before, since soon as the weather’s nice I do pretty much all of my cooking outside on the grill. It’s a priority.

Got more of a sweet tooth? Gotcha covered with this Guinness Stout Brownies recipe.

Happy drunk cooking!

Beery marshmallows!

March 25, 2011 By: jeff Category: Cooking with beer, Craft beer

beer mellows

Hell yes!

My goodness. I thought beery baked beans were a good idea. But these little beauties from truffle truffle, blow them out of the water. This chocolate shop took a house made beer marshmallow, dipped it in chocolate and then topped it with beer and pretzel brittle. Yeah baby!

A 4 piece box will run you $10 and a 12 piece $30, plus shipping, so these babies aren’t cheap. FuzzyBrew is currently excepting donations.

They also have beer and pretzel truffles, caramels and straight-up beer and pretzel brittle.