Stay Cool this Summer with Boston Lager and Summer Ale Infused “Brewsicles”

Summer Ale BarThere’s no better way to enjoy summers on the beach than with a cooler stocked with the staples – Boston Lager, Summer Ale and Porch Rocker. But this summer, we have a new recipe that will surprise y our friends at a backyard BBQ.  It’s surprised ours! Enter Summer Ale and Boston Lager-infused “brewscicles.”

With the help of dynamic sibling duo Daniel and Rebecca Dengrove of Brewla Bars, who we first met at our Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Contest (they won, BTW!), we capture all the great flavors of Summer Ale and Boston Lager and infused them into three easy popsicle recipes.  Simple and easy so you can make them at home. Read More

Elevate Your Summer Beer-B-Q with Summer Ale Soaked Wood Chips & Recipes

What’s better than combining two of America’s favorite summer traditions – grilling and craft beer?

As a brewer and self-proclaimed foodie, I’m always trying new ways to incorporate beer in my recipes. With a summer of grilling and enjoying refreshing Summer Ale ahead of us, we worked with grillmaster Kevin Kolman from Weber Grills® to develop a fun DIY activity for craft beer-loving and backyard BBQ pit masters alike: Samuel Adams Summer ale-soaked wood chips and beer infused recipes.

Soaking wood chips in Samuel Adams beer adds a new element to smoking on the grill. When placed on the hot coals of a charcoal grill or in a smoker tray on a gas grill, Weber Applewood Chips soaked in Samuel Adams Summer Ale infuse flavors into grilled food. The unique flavors  imparted by this method include a slightly sweet and citrusy note imparted by the lemon peel in Summer Ale along with a subtle peppery flavor from Grains of Paradise used as a spice in the brew.

If you’re firing your grill this this summer, wow friends and family with our easy method for wood chips soaked in Summer Ale and check out this flavorful recipe for Summer Ale salmon filets. Read More

Summer Cooking with Beer

ClambakeSummer is here, and in New England that means it’s time for beer and seafood. We recently teamed up with New England cuisine expert and Food Network Star Chef Michele Ragussis on a Summer Ale-infused clambake – a combination of lobsters, clams, sausage and fresh vegetables boiled in Summer Ale for added layers of flavor, ready to cook at home or beachside.

Chef Michele Ragussis, a New England native, is known for her love of seafood and has long used craft beer, both as a pairing and as an ingredient, to enhance the flavor of the dishes she creates. A few weeks ago, we met at the brewery to chat about how to make the raw components of beer shine in cooking. Michele found that the ingredients of Summer Ale, like lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a cardamom-like pepper from Africa, were the perfect addition to her favorite clambake recipes. Read More

If Ever There Was a Day to Enjoy a Lobster Roll and a Pint of Summer Ale!

Happy National Lobster Day! National Lobster Day? We know… there seems to be a celebratory day for everything. But who are we to complain? National Lobster Day gives us an excuse to eat lobster and crack open a Summer Ale, which basically becomes a religious obligation here in the Northeast during the summer months.

To help celebrate the day, we tapped into the creative culinary mind of our chef partner David Burke (you may remember his talents from our Father’s Day breakfast recipes post) to help create a signature dish. As any good craftsman does, Chef Burke studied the rich flavors of a lobster and the complimenting flavors of our Summer Ale (tough job, we know) to create a dish worthy of any seafood and craft beer lover. The final product: Samuel Adams Summer Ale-infused lobster roll! Take a look at the recipe below!  Read More