Celebrate Oktoberfest with Beer and Pretzels Paired with Samuel Adams Smoked OctoberFest German Mustard
Beer and pretzels always go well together – but that is particularly true this time of year as we raise our steins to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Kris Schoenberger, owner and grill master at BBQ’d Productions, a small business that participates in our Brewing the American Dream program, put together a really great mustard recipe to enjoy with pretzels made with our OctoberFest beer.
Don’t have time to make your own pretzels? Don’t worry – we tested out the mustard recipe with Snyder’s of Hanover limited edition Oktoberfest pretzels, which you should of course pair with our OctoberFest beer! A great pairing to Prost with!
Ingredients for Kris’ mustard:
- 1 1/2 Cups Octoberfest Beer
- 1 Cup Brown Mustard Seeds
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Malt Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup dry yellow mustard
- 1 TBSP onion Powder
- 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
- 1 TBSP Hickory Smoke Flavoring
- 1 TBSP Black Pepper
Mix the OctoberFest beer and brown mustard seeds in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. After simmering, turn off heat and allow the seeds to soak in the beer for one hour.
Pour seed and beer mixture into a blender and puree until you reach a smooth consistency, with a little grain still left.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the water and malt vinegar and then add the dry mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, hickory smoke flavoring, and black pepper.
Take the mixture from the mixing bowl and mix well with the OctoberFest and brown mustard seed puree.
Pour into a glass jar or container. The mustard will remain good for up to one month as long as it is stored in the refrigerator.