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04 | 17 | 19

Orange Custard with Celebration IPA Chocolate Glaze

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It's December, which means the holidays, which means you'd better get your go-to recipe in order. Good thing we've got you covered. You ready for this? Orange Custard with Celebration IPA Chocolate Glaze.We know, we know. You're looking at the recipe and freezing up. Trust us, you can do this. Remember those chocolate oranges from childhood? This recipe turns that flavor up to 11. Grab a spoon.Custard:2 cups heavy cream2/3...

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04 | 17 | 19

No-Cook Kölsch Gazpacho

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In the heat of the summer, there's really just one rule in the kitchen: we're not turning that oven on for nobody.Fortunately, our chef de cuisine Jedidiah Amendola has got us covered with this lush, refreshing, perfectly tart gazpacho that—wait for it—literally involves no cooking. It might have a lot of ingredients (farmers market for the win!), but the recipe makes up for it with ease of preparation. Just grab...

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04 | 17 | 19

Four Years of Super Composting

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HOT. ROT. Sounds sexy, doesn't it? No? Well, how about 99.8% of trash diverted from landfill and heaps of it being composted and put to good use? We just celebrated the four-year milestone of super-composting in Chico with our HotRot system. We say "super-composting" because what can take Mother Nature nine months to break down, that baby can plow through in a mere 10 days.Our founder Ken Grossman certainly doesn't...

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04 | 17 | 19

Keeping It Simple with Saison Strawberry Tart

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It's almost summer, which means parties, which means you'd better get your potluck game in check.You're on dessert duty. You could make cookies. But why not let the fruits of summer and a great beer do the legwork? That's why we're whipping up Ovila Saison Strawberry Tart all summer long. It looks fancy, it tastes fancy, but making it is a piece of cake. (Well, tart, actually.)We mixed fresh strawberries...

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04 | 17 | 19

Roused by Snow Wit Waffles

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If you don't have a waffle maker, it's time to scour thrift stores, steal (er, borrow) from your friends, plug one into your birthday list or learn to manufacture cast iron cookware if you're really hungry. Our kitchen champion Micheal Iles enhanced the pillars of waffles—batter, syrup and spread—using our Snow Wit White IPA, part of our brand new 4-Way IPA variety pack, yielding a breakfast plate that is a...

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04 | 17 | 19

Kellerweis Cranberry Sauce

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Family and friends sprawled on furniture, mouths agape, snoring—it's the sign of a successful Thanksgiving feast. Second (and third and fourth) helpings of, well, everything take us down for the count. Somehow it's an endearing part of the holiday. The naps give us juice for the next round of board games, movie watching, verbal outbursts toward NFL players, or whatever traditions bring your loved ones together. Now, what should be...

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04 | 17 | 19

Get Ruthless With Your Ribs

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Although Bigfoot® is roused and making the most of winter, there are plenty of other furry, hibernating beasts we envy on bitterly cold days. If you decide to go dormant on an upcoming weekend, we have a flavor-packed dish that will both inspire contented sleep and sustain you during your slumber. And assuming you'll already be in a listless state, our short ribs made with our Ruthless Rye IPA hardly...

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04 | 17 | 19

Imperial Prawn Pasta

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Lately, if you keep a few windows open overnight here in Chico, California, your morning yawn-stretch might include a shiver. We're accustomed to triple-digit weather, so we're keen to the inklings of fall. As the days shorten—did we hear a unanimous boo?—and temperatures dip, there's just something about the warmth and heft of a good pasta dish. We couldn't quite let go of summer, though, so we looked to the...

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04 | 17 | 19

A Soup for the Season

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The chill of fall has, on occasion, a way of inspiring a curious lethargy. (Stay in bed a little bit longer. Watch just one more episode of the sitcom de jour. Exercise tomorrow? Yeah, tomorrow.) Even making food can feel chore-like, so we whipped up—literally, in a blender—a soup that's far from taxing to prepare and whose leftovers stand to keep you satisfied for days. Our new seasonal beer, Flipside®...

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04 | 17 | 19

To the Gills with Lager

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After a hearty Stout stew in March, we're dialing down the density this month with trout bathed in crisp Summerfest lager. (Cue the thirsty fish jokes—yuk, yuk.)When he cooked up this recipe, our Taproom chef Micheal Iles was thinking versatility; this remarkably easy dish doesn't bind you to the kitchen and is in and out of the oven in no time. Prep this and take it to a friend's BBQ...

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