Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Sour Me This. All opinions and recipe are my own.
Welcome to the July edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is the DuClaw Sour Me This, a sour beer that starts sweet and ends with a pucker.
I’m not going to get into the process of how sour beers are made, but if you are interested, check out DuClaw’s video.
Beer Geek is a huge fan of sour beers. I like them, but I don’t generally go out of my way to drink them. The DuClaw Sour Me This was not the sourest beer I’ve ever had, but it definitely finished with a pucker. The flavors in this beer, combined with it being way too hot outside to actually cook something in my kitchen, led me down the road to a granita.
What’s a granita? It’s basically an Italian ice made with sugar, water and assorted flavors. I substituted beer for water and added peach for flavor, but there are so many other options! Unfortunately, I had a limited amount of beer this time (because it was such a small batch of beer), so I wasn’t able to play around with it as much as I’d like. I think orange or tangerine or melon or maybe even a berry would be fun.
As a bonus, I also made some beer gummy fruits. Yeah, they are tasty too!
DuClaw Sour Me This Granita
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.
I’m linking up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday!