Saison Risotto with Bacon, Leeks and Sweet Peas

Sometimes I get these crazy ideas that I’m going to cook something I’ve never made before and I get overly confident that it will turn out amazing. Sometimes it actually works – like this time. Never have I ever made risotto, but I definitely have eaten it. Its creamy, flavorful, and you can put practically anything in it. So I thought, why not just cook it in beer? It is usually cooked in white wine so I figured beer would work just as well, if not better. I waited and waited to use my favorite brew, Saison by Funkwerks, until I found the perfect recipe. Finally, I had my chance.

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : March 2014

Happy first day of spring!! #spring #drinkandspoon #drinklocal @funkwerks #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography #flowers

“Happy first day of spring!! #spring #drinkandspoon #drinklocal @funkwerks #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography #flowers”

Beer tasting today at Little’s @rivernorthbrew @elevationbeerco #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #picoftheday #prairieartisanales #chocolate #farmhouse #coloradobeer #colorado

“Beer tasting today at Little’s @rivernorthbrew @elevationbeerco #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #picoftheday #prairieartisanales #chocolate #farmhouse #coloradobeer #colorado”

Lovin #Snapshot @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beerlove #yum #instagood #instabeer

“Lovin #Snapshot @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beerlove #yum #instagood #instabeer”

Happy Mardi Gras from Drink and Spoon @deschutesbeer #drinkandspoon #chainbreaker #ipa #beerporn #mardigras #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cheers

“Happy Mardi Gras from Drink and Spoon @deschutesbeer #drinkandspoon #chainbreaker #ipa #beerporn #mardigras #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cheers”

My boo got me IPA glasses as an early birthday present! 🍻🎂 #bestboo @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #instabeer #ipa

“My boo got me IPA glasses as an early birthday present! 🍻🎂 #bestboo @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #instabeer #ipa”

I’ve got beer on the brain. Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing Co. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drink #drinklocal #hallbrewing #instabeer #instagood @bearded_beer_brothers

“I’ve got beer on the brain. Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing Co. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drink #drinklocal #hallbrewing #instabeer #instagood @bearded_beer_brothers”

 

Its night and I’m wearing all black so I figured Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing was an appropriate choice. I’m tasting some delicious chocolate malts.<br />
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #lefthand #black #ale #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beertography #beerporn #boobs #colorado #brewing #drinks #drink

“Its night and I’m wearing all black so I figured Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing was an appropriate choice. I’m tasting some delicious chocolate malts.
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #lefthand #craftbeercommunity #beer #colorado #brewing #drinks #drink”

Making hot pepper jelly and drinking a cold one. This Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing is for #hopheads only.<br />
#drinkandspoon #drink #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #ipa #instapic #instagood #instabeer #cooking

“Making hot pepper jelly and drinking a cold one. This Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing is for #hopheads only.
#drinkandspoon #drink #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #ipa #instapic #instagood #instabeer #cooking”

First we drink, then we spoon #collaborationfest #drinkandspoon #denverlife #drinklocal #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“First we drink, then we spoon #collaborationfest #drinkandspoon #denverlife #drinklocal #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Happy 100th post to me! Celebrating by double fisting Tropic King by @funkwerks (my favorite brewery) and wearing my new Colorado brewers guild T-shirt. YAY BEER. #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #beerlove #beer #beerporn #beertography #beergasm #instagood #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Happy 100th post to me! Celebrating by double fisting Tropic King by @funkwerks (my favorite brewery) and wearing my new Colorado brewers guild T-shirt. YAY BEER. #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #beerlove #beer #beerporn #beertography #beergasm #instagood #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Swag on swag on #swag<br />
Collected at #collaborationfest<br />
#drinkandspoon #craftbeercommunity #craftbeer #colorado #drinklocal #beerlove

“Swag on swag on #swag
Collected at #collaborationfest
#drinkandspoon #craftbeercommunity #craftbeer #colorado #drinklocal #beerlove”

Drinking the Fire and Blood red ale by @breweryommegang at the Denver #gameofthrones premier! #GoT #denver #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #starkforever

“Drinking the Fire and Blood red ale by @breweryommegang at the Denver #gameofthrones premier! #GoT #denver #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #starkforever”

Drink of the night. @deschutesbeer<br />
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #instagood

“Drink of the night. @deschutesbeer
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #instagood”

Drink and Spoon also drinks and gardens! Enjoying a Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing #drinkandspoon #spring #garden #gardening #lefthand #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinklocal #colorado

“Drink and Spoon also drinks and gardens! Enjoying a Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing #drinkandspoon #spring #garden #gardening #lefthand #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinklocal #colorado”

 

Instagrammin @drinkandspoon – February 2014

Orabelle is a delish Belgian from @greatdividebrew Tastes like oranges and coriander. Really drinkable but will definitely get you buzzed at 8.3% ABV. It was the perfect way to start the night. #drinkandspoon #drinkup #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #orabelle #greatdivide #food

“Orabelle is a delish Belgian from @greatdividebrew Tastes like oranges and coriander. Really drinkable but will definitely get you buzzed at 8.3% ABV. It was the perfect way to start the night. #drinkandspoon #drinkup #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #orabelle #greatdivide #food”

Trying the Scotch Barrel J. Marie at @rivernorthbrew It’s super oaky and smokey, I loved it #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #rivernorth #barrelage #beer

“Trying the Scotch Barrel J. Marie at @rivernorthbrew It’s super oaky and smokey, I loved it #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #rivernorth #barrelage #beer”

Great beer (Redpoint - Belgo-American Red Rye Double IPA) at Jagged Mountain with some amazing live music #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #beer #jaggedmountain

“Great beer (Redpoint – Belgo-American Red Rye Double IPA) at Jagged Mountain with some amazing live music #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #beer #jaggedmountain”

Thank you @copperkettlebrewing for making the Saison Savoureux. It’s sooooo good #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #colorado #copperkettle #instabeer

“Thank you @copperkettlebrewing for making the Saison Savoureux. It’s sooooo good #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #colorado #copperkettle #instabeer”

Catching a flight at Funkwerks. Drinking some award winners : Saison, Tropic King, Brett Trois, Quad, Solenna #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #beernerd #beer #alcohol #beerporn #funkwerks #brewery

‘Catching a flight at Funkwerks. Drinking some award winners : Saison, Tropic King, Brett Trois, Quad, Solenna #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #beernerd #beer #alcohol #beerporn #funkwerks #brewery”

Celebrating over 400 Facebook followers with a bottle of Eastern Candle that I picked up the other day at @trvebrewing ! now if only I could get 400 Instagram followers…. #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeer #brettbeer #easterncandle #beer #instabeer #beerpic #alcohol #drinks #colorado #craftbeercommunity #trvebrew

“Celebrating over 400 Facebook followers with a bottle of Eastern Candle that I picked up the other day at @trvebrewing ! now if only I could get 400 Instagram followers…. #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeer #brettbeer #easterncandle #beer #instabeer #beerpic #alcohol #drinks #colorado #craftbeercommunity #trvebrew”

Anniversary Ale #2 at @rivernorthbrew #happyanniversary #craftbeer #beer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #follow #beerpic #beerporn #beer #alcohol #drinks #drinkandspoon

“Anniversary Ale #2 at @rivernorthbrew #happyanniversary #craftbeer #beer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #follow #beerpic #beerporn #beer #alcohol #drinks #drinkandspoon”

Celebrating 500 Facebook followers of Drink and Spoon by cracking open Mischief by @thebruery Thanks you everyone for the support on all my social media. #drinkandspoon #craftbeer  #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerporn #beer #beerpic #instabeer #instagood

“Celebrating 500 Facebook followers of Drink and Spoon by cracking open Mischief by @thebruery Thanks you everyone for the support on all my social media. #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerporn #beer #beerpic #instabeer #instagood”