Walnut Butter Cookies topped with Xocoveza Chocolate

As soon as the temperature outside starts getting cooler, my oven starts to warm up! Fall marks the beginning of cookie season and what better way to kick it off than with my new favorite beer by Stone Brewing Company, Xocoveza. This brew is a chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, chile pepper and coffee-infused milk stout. If this is hard to wrap your head around, just think about drinking a glass of chocolate gold. It really is that amazing. I’ve had other chocoloate-chile beers but none that compare to Xocoveza. I think the trick is that there isn’t an overpowering spiciness but rather just the wonderful flavors of the chiles minus the kick. Go find yourself a bottle to see what I’m talking about. If you can spare a little bit to cook with, try out these Walnut Butter Cookies that are topped with a Xocoveza Chocolate sauce. Please, don’t limit yourself to just topping cookies with this chocolate goodness – it would be great on ice cream, muffins, cupcakes, etc. You can thank me later.

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Guest Post: Brunch-Style Arrogant Bastard Shakshouka

From Guest-Poster Hannah Bick:

Brunch-Style Arrogant Bastard Shakshouka with Baked Breakfast Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, and Arrogant Bastard Beermosas

Thought to have originated in Tunisia, shakshouka is traditionally prepared in a cast iron skillet and served with rice or bread. I have no connection to any North African countries nor do I own a cast iron skillet, but I do love Mediterranean food and brunch, so I thought I’d take a whack at combining two things near and dear to my heart (and stomach).

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : May 2014

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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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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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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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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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