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03 | 27 | 20

Taproom Takeout Now Available

Posted in Food & Beer

We’ve missed your smiling faces in our Taprooms, friends. And starting today (March 27), we hope to see you again as we launch our Taproom Takeout Program at both Chico, CA and Mills River, NC locations. We’re now providing safe and convenient curbside pickup of food and beverage including: Select items from Taproom menus. See links below for each location. Growlers and crowlers. Please note, growlers will only be new...

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12 | 18 | 19

Narwhal Imperial Stout Pot De Creme

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Our Narwhal Imperial Stout is a beast of malt expression, and our executive pastry chef Kelly Lazarovich teased out its rich flavors in this pot de creme recipe. What’s pot de creme? Amazing custard. Just some real creamy, divine stuff. “You could serve this at a dinner party where it looks like you worked really hard,” Kelly says, “but it’s pretty easy.” Beer, coffee, chocolate and more. This is a...

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12 | 2 | 19

From Beer to Whole Hog Butchery

Posted in Featured, Food & Beer, Sustainability

Lunch is hours away, but our Taproom races toward it. Bakers prepare 1,000 hamburger buns for the coming days. A line cook dices endless carrots. Our garden supervisor washes the morning harvest of greens. A stack of kegs heads to the beer cooler—then another, and another. Surrounded by the action, Matt Hanbury stands calm before two sprawling tables of butcher block. He sharpens an impressive lineup of knives, focused. “Sharp...

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10 | 8 | 19

Hazy Little Thing IPA Beef Sliders

Posted in Featured, Food & Beer

Take top honors at the party with these beef sliders infused with Hazy Little Thing IPA for a food pairing packed with citrusy, smoky, and spicy flavors. Check the detailed ingredients and directions below the video. Thanks to our friends @the.beer.belly for the recipe and jaw-dropping footage. Ingredients – Hazy Little Thing IPA Beef Sliders 2/3 cup Hazy Little Thing IPA 3-3.5 lbs boneless chuck roast Kosher salt and black...

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10 | 2 | 19

Barrel-Aging Sauerkraut

Posted in Beyond the Brewhouse, Food & Beer

One rowdy weekend down, one more Oktoberfest marathon to go. Here in Chico, Calif., it’s our 10th year of bringing the Munich tents to stateside beer lovers. We go all out, and so do our guests. Whether it’s festive attire—lederhosen, dirndl dresses, massive pretzel necklaces—or tall pours of German-American collaboration, these parties feel like a trip across the pond. And you better believe we prepare an outright feast so no...

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09 | 9 | 19

Oktoberfest Braised Pork

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We used our 2019 Oktoberfest collaboration to headline mouthwatering braised pork shoulder. The beer lets loose its malt complexity and caramel sweetness. It’s a lengthier cook time of 3-4 hours, but the reward is unreal. “The braise breaks down the [pork],” says Jessie Massie, our executive chef in Mills River. “It pulls apart, it’s a lot more tender.” And right when the meat nears the finish line, consider whipping up...

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09 | 4 | 19

Mills River Mushrooms

Posted in Beyond the Brewhouse, Featured, Food & Beer

Under the forest canopy, tucked into a quiet nook, there’s a neighborhood of log cabins. But standing just 4 feet tall, they’re not home to humans. Instead, the residents bust through the bark: mushrooms. Some stand straight and rigid; others curve toward the sky. Their clusters look like umbrellas on a crowded beach. When the time is right, Mike Somich will harvest the caps, take a 60-second gator ride, and...

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08 | 19 | 19

Pale Ale Bratwurst

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When the sun seems angry—your car’s a furnace, your clothes feel like Scotch tape—sometimes you’re desperate for relief. Just give me a body of water, stat. And if you skip town to find your oasis, you might leave some essentials behind. Like your next meal. Dang! Dan Grice, our head chef in Chico, has an easy fix: Pale Ale-poached bratwurst. “If I’m going to the river or going to the...

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11 | 10 | 14

Four Years of Super Composting

Posted in Food & Beer, Sustainability

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...

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12 | 20 | 19

Celebration IPA Stuffed Turkey Breast

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Thanks to our friends @the.beer.belly for this stuffed turkey breast recipe and tasty footage. Celebration IPA Stuffed Turkey Breast Ingredients 1 cup Celebration IPA 1 boneless turkey breast, about 2 pounds 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 apple, peeled and diced into 1/4-inch cubes 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme,...

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11 | 27 | 19

Pale Ale Scotch Egg

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Thanks to our friends @the.beer.belly for this Scotch egg recipe and tasty footage. Pale Ale Scotch Egg Recipe Ingredients 1-2 tablespoon(s) Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 3 eggs 1/2 pound breakfast sausage, casings removed 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, chives, thyme 1/2 cup flour 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1.5 liters grapeseed or canola oil, for deep frying Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions Bring a pot of...

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11 | 27 | 19

Hazy Little Thing Sriracha Grilled Pork Shoulder

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Thanks to our friends @the.beer.belly for this grilled pork shoulder recipe and tasty footage. Hazy Little Thing Sriracha Grilled Pork Shoulder Ingredients 1/2 cup Hazy Little Thing IPA 1.5 pounds skinless, boneless pork shoulder, sliced into 3/4-inch-thick steaks* 1 cup pineapple, diced 1/4 cup sriracha 3 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons ginger, grated 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 cup neutral oil, like canola or...

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11 | 27 | 19

Easy Chicken Pot Pie With Pale Ale

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Thanks to our friends @the.beer.belly for this easy chicken pot pie recipe and tasty footage. Easy Chicken Pot Pie With Pale Ale Ingredients 1 can or bottle (12 ounces) of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 1 tablespoon neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed 2 carrots, diced 1 medium onion, diced 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded 1/2 cup frozen peas 12 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup 16 ounces...

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12 | 17 | 12

Holiday IPA Popcorn

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Cooking with beer is familiar to some and uncharted territory for others. Beer imparts special character, aroma and taste to recipes, and lends adventure to culinary exploration. While eggnog, cocoa, pies and other dessert favorites may dominate your holiday gatherings, here's a fresh idea for a sweet and savory snack: Celebration IPA popcorn. Someone might physically have to take this bowl away from you. Caramel Popcorn with Celebration® IPA 2...

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