Cooking With Surly

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I use this for nearly every recipe - it works great for onions, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and really any crisp vegetable that sucks to chop.

Some Numbers Behind the Craft Beer Craze

The craft beer industry has seen tremendous growth in the past decade. Over the past 13 years the number of food and beverage industry jobs jumped over 25%. The growth of craft beer has grown tremendously in ...

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Surly Cynic Belgian Waffles

Thanks to April, @bravawine, for this recipe for Belgian waffles featuring Cynic ale, which can be served with sweet toppings for a unique brunch waffle or as April describes in her post, a savory hors ...

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Surly Wet Honey Dijon Pork Chops

I polled my Twitter followers for an idea for a Surly Wet recipe, and got some great response.  Pork chops, an idea from @nserickson, was the winner!  On his suggestion, I used stone group mustard ...

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Summer Mango Shrimp Salad with Red Hook Wit

This is a recipe I made for BeerBitty.com, an awesome beer/cooking blog run by Heather from San Diego.  I choose Red Hook Wit because it’s a delicious summery beer with a hint of ginger, which ...

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Surly Bitter Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’ve been wanting to do a Surly Mac & Cheese for awhile now, and the truth is this was my second attempt – my first turned out way to runny to even bother posting. But ...

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Red Hook Wit Beer Battered Fried Green Beans

Inspired by my first guest post, I found an interesting recipe on BeerBitty.com that I had to try.  This beer-battered fried green beans dish turned out much better than I expected, since I had never ...

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Mojito Pale Ale Cupcakes

I’m very excited to have another guest post, this one from Jackie at Sweet and Stout, an awesome beer cupcake bakery (and blog) from Spokane, Washington.  If you are in the area, check out one ...

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This salad combines oranges and grapefruit with tangy goat cheese in a bright vinaigrette made with blonde ale. The recipe is also incredibly quick and easy to make, whether for lunch or as a midweek dinner accompaniment.

Citrus Salad with Blonde Ale Vinaigrette

This salad combines oranges and grapefruit with tangy goat cheese in a bright vinaigrette made with blonde ale. The recipe is also incredibly quick and easy to make, whether for lunch or as a midweek dinner accompaniment.

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Surly Smoke Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded chicken will never be the same after you try it simmered in Surly Smoke.  For real. Makes about 6 tacos Ingredients  3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (about 3 chicken breasts, cook in slow cooker ...

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Surly Smoke Mini Meat Pies

Inspired by one of my favorite recipe sites, tablespoon.com, I adapted this recipe for my site by replace Guinness with Surly Smoke, a heavy and actually smokey beer that tastes great with meat (and is a huge ...

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Surly Furious Kung Pao Chicken

I love all kinds of Asian food and was looking for the perfect dish to make with Surly.  I’ve made this simple Kung Pao dish and the vinegar/soy sauce combo made the Furious fit really ...

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Inspired by Burger Jones in Minneapolis, I set out to create my own Furious Cheese Soup. This soup is creamy, and Furious-y, and is delicious topped with popcorn, bacon, or, if you are feeling like you need some veggies, broccoli.

Surly Furious Beer Cheese Soup

Inspired by Burger Jones in Minneapolis, I set out to create my own Furious Cheese Soup. This soup is creamy, and Furious-y, and is delicious topped with popcorn, bacon, or, if you are feeling like you need some veggies, broccoli.

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Surly Bender Chipotle Black Bean Tostadas

This mexican favorite is cheap and easy, and so delicious.  Bender is my favorite, but try any Surly variety in this dish. Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin ...

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Surly Bender Party Hummus

A dip to make you the life of the hipster party.  Get creative with the recipe and share your version in the comments. Ingredients 1 clove garlic 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans 4 tablespoons ...

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Surly Coffee Bender Pancakes

The ultimate addition to a kegs and eggs party, or a normal day of beer for breakfast, these pancakes taste great topped with syrup or chocolate chips. Use the recipe below, or use your favorite ...

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This meaty, chili can be as spicy as you'd like.  Guaranteed to win your next chili cook-off*

Surly Furious Beer Chili

This meaty, chili can be as spicy as you’d like. Guaranteed to win your next chili cook-off*

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Surly Coffee Bender Frappuccino

A delicious new way to enjoy Surly for coffee lovers. Mocha optional. Ingredients About 2 cups ice cubes 1 cup Surly Coffee Bender 1/4 cup cold coffee or espresso 1 tablespoon half and half 1 ...

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Surly Abrasive Pasta Bolognese

This classic pasta is delicious with a little Abrasive.  The beer taste isn’t too strong, but the good news is there’s more beer left to drink while you cook!  Add crushed red pepper for an ...

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Surly Cynic Creamy Veggie Risotto

Chicken broth makes this risotto creamy without a ton of butter.  Below is a basic veggie recipe, but you can add mushrooms, broccoli, or any types of veggies you want. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ...

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Surly Abrasive Ale Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

This salad dressing goes great on romaine, arugula, spinach, or most any salad. It can be refrigerated and stays delicious up to 5 days. If you aren’t sure how to zest orange, as I wasn’t, enjoy this ...

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Surly Cynic Coconut Breaded Fish Recipe

This nutty, coconut fish has a smooth Cynic flavor and a kick of cayenne.  Shown here with sides of fries and cooked greens.   Ingredients 1/2 cup Surly Cynic 1 egg 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs ...

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