Great Divide 20th Anniversary Party

The Great Divide Anniversary party was an absolute blast. Quite possibly one of the best beer parties I’ve ever been to! Not one did we drink brand-spankin-new brews, we ate from food trunks and dances to punk and 90’s music. Please, please, please can we do it all over again?

The new brews we drank and the Great Divide 20th Anniversary party were OUT OF THIS WORLD. A few of my favorites were Yeiser, Berliner Weisse, and Red Comet.

Yeiser was a 10% saison…you know how I love saisons and I definitely LOVE this saison.

Berliner Weisse was, you guessed it, a berliner weisse. It was a tart, refreshing, dream-in-a-glass. I’m probably most excited about this one.

Finally, Red Comet. Oh lordy, how do I describe the amazing flavors bursting out of this brew? I can’t because I was slightly tipsy after drinking endless beers and my hands were too full to write anything down. What I can tell you is that Red Comet is a Flanders red ale, its sour as all hell and its complex, sexy body made me drink more than one glass. Bravo, Great Divide! You are geniuses.

More details can be found in this post on porchdrinking.com
 

 

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BMF Waffle Salad

The third day of waffle week brings a somewhat healthier option: a salad. Yeah, and I even took a bite! Amazing… I know. I actually kind of liked it. But since I didn’t eat the whole thing, I invited some girlfriends over to make sure the recipe was sound – they both agreed it was quite tasty. Since I couldn’t just sit there while they ate, I chowed down on the basil/mint/feta waffle and some leftovers from the BLT-double-E. I think it was a win-win for all of us.

Oh yeah, and as for the name – it has two meanings. First, BMF = basil, mint, feta. Second = well, its three bad words. I realized this after coming up with the abbreviation for the ingredients and thought it was pretty awesome. Children may be reading this blog so I won’t spell it out but I’m sure you can figure it out.

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BLT-double-E Waffle Sandwich

I just about died when I bit into this BLT-double-E waffle sandwich. Maybe you can’t tell from the picture but there are actually fried eggs cooked into the waffle. That’s right, in the middle of each waffle, there is a precious little egg waiting to satisfy your every bite. Also on the sandwich, is lettuce. It is a BLT after all but if you’ve read my previous posts, you know I hate salad and I hate lettuce. I’ll bear through the green stuff though, if it’s on a bacon sandwich. The best part about this BLT-double-E, besides being so darn delicious, is that it’s flexible! Who says you even have to add lettuce? You could add avocado, more bacon, turkey, more bacon….you get the picture.

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BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffles

It’s the beginning of waffle week and I hope y’all are ready to start the all-carb diet! I’ve got some great things in store but to start it off, I’m doing another spin on the classic chicken and waffles. Maybe you remember the Sweet Chili Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles? This time, I made a BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffle. The BBQ sauce was made using Smoke Jumper – a smoked imperial porter from Left Hand Brewing that packs the perfect amount of campfire smokiness. I never made a BBQ sauce before this one so I must say, I think I did pretty well. I’d describe it as ‘sweet heat’ where it starts of a little sweet and tangy (and of course smokey) and ends with spicy flavors. Top it all with some green onions and a dash of salt and you’re ready for a great meal on the patio.

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : May 2014

Hello @trvebrewing I love you. #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

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Taking part in my first twitter beer club while studying. #Winning Follow the action @drinkandspoon</p>
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Mid-day treat. #treatyoself #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #instabeer #instagood

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Tonight’s Brews: Petrus Aged Pale and Epic’s Brainless on Cherries 🍻 @epicbrewing  #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

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Follow me on twitter or follow #beerclub to see what we have to say about tonight’s choice: Imperial Russian Stout by @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #stonebrewing #stout #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm

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Loving the #beerclub pick tonight! @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer

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Beer selection for the @porchdrinkingco meet up tonight  

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Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea - if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood

“Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea – if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood”

A glass of Black Cascade and a bottle of the Black Fox/TRVE collab @trvebrewing #beerheaven #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #weekend

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Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger 

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“Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger

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Best new brewery in town @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #brewery #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

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PorchDrinkers goin hard on our random meet up. @tristanechan @porchdrinkingco @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #brewery #beerporn #beerstagram #bestoftheday #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

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Some freshly made bread I picked up and strawberry jam I made with Anarchy by @4nosesbrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #food #foodporn #nom #yum

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Between the Staves (yayyyyy!!!) and Vielle at one of THE BEST breweries in any town ever… @crookedstave 

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Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

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“Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

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Fresh brews for the new apartment. Cheers! #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #beerstagram #instagood

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Lunch at my favorite BBQ spot in MO. It’s 50 years old and only open 3 months out of the year. #drinkandspoon #drink #food #foodporn #foodgasm #yum #nom #lunch

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Hello, @perennialbeer - I’m diggin you

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How ’bout them apples? Slow Cooked St. Bretta Applesauce

We are a bunch of fruits over here at Drink and Spoon and we also love cooking with fruit. Therefore, we are going to stay on this fruit and beer train with our next recipe: Slow Cooked St. Bretta Applesauce. St. Bretta Spring from Crooked Stave is a 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier, brewed with Minneola tangelos, and aged in foeders (basically giant barrels) for 6 weeks. It’s tart and extremely citrusy. Citrus from the beer + sweet apples + a few spices/herbs = a recipe for success. I particularly like this recipe because it’s a different take on your regular old applesauce and it makes enough for some to be jarred and stored or given away as a gift. My serving suggestions include: serve it with pork chops, use it in your pancakes, or just have a giant bowl for a snack. As for as how long you can store the jars, I found this link that shows you how to preserve them for a longggg time (http://www.wikihow.com/Preserve-Applesauce) otherwise, I’d keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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