7 Weird and Wonderful Beer Flavored Foods
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Beer lovers shouldn’t be limited to imbibing their favorite beverage. Thanks to innovative food-makers, you can eat your brew, too. No matter how dark or pale you like your ale, there’s a way to incorporate it into your diet at any meal. Here are a few of the strange and enticing brew-infused edibles sourced from all over the country.
7 Weird and Wonderful Beer Flavored Foods:
Pennsylvania company Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel dry-ages hormone- and antibiotic-free pasture-raised beef before turning it into six flavors of jerky. The Victorious B.I.G. variety is a sweet-and-savory combo of Storm King Imperial Stout and wort from Victory Brewing Company with a black pepper chaser.
Missouri native Cary Silverman was inspired to tap into the booming popcorn industry after noticing young men sneaking alcohol into the movie theater. Under the name Pub-Corn, he developed three boozy flavors of the iconic snack: Beer, Irish Creme, and Pinã Colada (no judgment, fellas), none of which contain alcohol. Now all you need are pockets deep enough to hide it in.
Beer doesn’t get enough attention at breakfast. The founders of The Beer Syrup Company realized this and created a line of brewski-based syrups, including Bourbon Barrel Stout, Pecan Nut Brown, and Chocolate Stout flavors. Not only can you douse your pancakes in these complex combos, you can also use them on ice cream, in cocktails, or as a glaze for meats, fish, and veggies. What other beverage is that versatile?
Nashville-based mother-son venture SoberDough sells bagged mix for beer bread online and in select stores nationwide. Choose from flavors like Apple Fritter, Roasted Garlic, Buffalovin’ Wing, or Green Chile Cheddar, add your favorite brew, and bake. If you need help matching bread flavors and beer brands, there’s a helpful chart on the company’s website with suggestions for novices, enthusiasts, and non-drinkers.
Beer Jelly Beans
If you can stomach jelly beans, we dare you to keep a handful of Jelly Belly‘s Draft Beer flavor down. Cleverly sold in a beer can tin–or a six-pack for those going on a bender–this non-alcoholic treat will give you a different kind of buzz.
The only things better than a gooey Rice Krispies treat is a gooey Rice Krispies treat, spiked. Wondermade, a handcrafted marshmallow maker from Orlando, Fla. might inspire you to think outside the cereal box with its beer marshmallows. The dissolving, squishy cubes contain Guinness Single Stout and are sweetened with cane syrup and rolled in smashed pretzels for a salty finish. Substitute ’em for the plain old Jet-Puffed brand in the easy-to-make bar recipe and surprise your picnic pals.
With the help of Jackie Dodd, the woman behind an insanely tempting food blog called The Beeroness, you could plot out enough beer-spiked meals to last a lifetime. For now, we’re focusing on her Mini Triple Chocolate Stout Cakes for Two (or Four) that pair stout with seductive levels of chocolate in cake, frosting, and drizzle forms. Dodd recommends you double your beer intake by serving this dessert with “a beast of a stout. A barrel-aged mother that will punch your face.” Now that sounds like a date night to remember.