Author Archives: Daniel Munoz

  1. Quality Time, Quality Beer

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    There’s nothing quite like a shared beer, a shared meal, and shared conversation— we like to think our beers help guide all three. Inspired by flavor, many times, our beers sing harmoniously with amazing dishes, but can just as easily also inspire food creations.

    This year for Father’s Day, we thought there was no better gift than a shared meal and some quality time with quality beer. Our founder and Master Cicerone, Patrick Rue, shares his perfect Father’s Day meal paired with our Father’s Day Preservation Society Pack. Enjoy!

    Course 1: Cheese Appetizer + Baguette paired with Annuel

    The richness, slight funk, and acidity of Annuel is a perfect pairing with a creamy, soft, washed rind cheese spread onto a toasted, buttered baguette. Red Hawk from Cowgirl Creamery fits the bill, with it’s pungent, rustic aroma, and buttery, truffled flavor. Make sure to leave the cheese out at room temperature for an hour or so before serving, to fully enjoy the flavors.

    Course 2: Soup + Salad paired with Kisses Betwixt Mr. and Mrs. This is Ridiculous

    This funky, acidic beer, with a hint of wine notes, is a blend of a saison and sour blonde with a light, refreshing body. It pairs well with a light, zesty salad, where the flavors are complementary, or with a cream based soup, where the flavors and textures are contrasting. A simple salad made with micro-kale, frisee lettuce, chevre (fresh goat cheese), olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper, and perhaps some toasted almond slices fits the bill. A creamy soup made with roasted cauliflower and roasted garlic with a garnish of dill would also be an excellent pairing.

    Course 3: Smoked Short Ribs paired with Acier

    Our solera-blended anniversary ale is quite rich and pairs well with equally rich food. Smoked short ribs with a side of cheesy, buttery grits would be my first choice. In addition to the dry rub applied before cooking the short ribs, I’d suggest reapplying a dry rub consisting of salt and brown sugar in the last two hours of cooking to give a burnt caramel flavor to the ribs, which matches the flavors of the beer.

    Course 4: Dessert paired with Mash & Coconut

    This beer is dessert on its own, though it’s Father’s Day, so let’s find the perfect pairing. I’d suggest going with a dessert that is somewhat low in sweetness but high in richness and texture, as the sweetness of the beer may be overshadowed by a sweet dessert. Mochi Cake with unsweetened whipped cream and balsamic marinaded strawberries would be a fun pairing. The spongy, buttery, slightly chewy cake enhances the toasted coconut flavor of the beer, and the tart and sweet strawberries offers a bit of contrast to the beer.

    Introduce dad to The Bruery

    Get our Father’s Day special Preservation Pack: Four beers, two The Bruery tulip glasses, and a special Father’s Day greeting card.

  2. Hold The Spoon Release

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    After months of recipe development, we’re ready to unveil our collaboration with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Hold The Spoon . Early access for Society members starts online on March 4 and in online and in the Bruery Terreux Tasting Room on March 6, 2019. After meeting with our friends at Jeni’s, it became clear that we both focus on creating one-of-a-kind flavors utilizing only the best ingredients, making this collaboration a natural marriage of our two disruptive brands with fanatic followings.

    Hold The Spoon is an Imperial Blonde Ale inspired by the flavors of Jeni’s Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks ice cream. Our innovation manager, Andrew Bell, states, “This was a fun project collaborating with a great craft company from another industry. Tasting through a bunch of ice creams is something we don’t often do at work at a brewery.” The decision to make a beer inspired by this particular ice cream was an easy one, Bell continues. “Jeni’s Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks was one of our favorites from the start. It has a bold roasted peanut butter character that is balanced with the creaminess from the dairy, just the right amount of sugar and a surprising salty edge that really made you want to get another spoonful. We made this beer with the simple goal of conveying the wonderful experience of eating Jeni’s Ice Cream in… beer form,” he says.

    Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, adds, “I was so excited when the Bruery came to us with this idea — and I don’t think they could have picked a better ice cream to turn into a beer. I love everything the Bruery does, and this beer is no exception.”

    Hold The Spoon is brewed with lactose, cacao nibs, peanut flour and salt. It’s a full bodied, creamy beer with delicate notes of chocolate and peanut butter. The beer will be available online at www.thebruery.com and in tasting rooms, with a public launch party on March 6 at Bruery Terreux. Hold The Spoon will retail at $5.99 per can.

    The Hold The Spoon Launch Party will include:

    • Scoops provided by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
    • Beer Pairings for purchase
    • Make your own beer floats for purchase
    • Collectible Glassware for purchase
    • Cans of Hold the Spoon for purchase to-go
  3. February 2019: Society Member Monday

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    Every first Monday of the Month we shutdown Terreux to the public, and invite our Reserve Society and Hoarders Society members to join us for an intimate evening with the team. We offer pours and tasters of new releases for the month and host a Bruer’s panel – where our brewers will walk you through the inspiration and process for each beer, and answer any questions. February’s event was a blast. Jeremy Grinkey and Nathan Watkins, walked our members through More Room For More, S’more BBL’s, Mocha Wednesday, and more. Here are a few our favorite conversations.

    Jeremy speaks on the lineage and work that goes into making More Room For More

    Jeremy starts by going in depth on the passion and aggressive amounts of fruit that go into More Room For More. Next he speaks to the inspiration behind S’more BBLs.

    Jeremy talks S’more BBLs

    Hoarders can find both beers in their current allocations and Reserve Society members have access to S’more BBLs. Don’t forget to join us for the next Society Member Monday on Monday, March 4 at the Bruery Terreux Tasting Room to enjoy another Bruer’s panel and Society-only happenings:

    Micro Science of Brewing:
    Our Quality Assurance Team will be there to give you the insight of what we do to ensure our beer is of the highest quality.

    Sensory Training:
    How do we describe beers and notice when an off-flavor may be present? We’ll show you how!

    Embroidery:
    Bring in items to be embroidered (hats, shirts, sweatshirts) for $5 per piece. Items will be collected during this Society Member Monday ONLY. Embroidered items have to be picked up during April’s Society Member Monday. #HoardersSociety has a limit of 8 items and #ReserveSociety has a limit of 4 items.

    Hope to see you there!

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