Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Sour Me This . All opinions and the cherry soup recipe are my own.
Welcome to the June 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 “Sour Me This”, a sour beer that starts sweet and ends with a pucker.
This is the third time I’ve received this beer from DuClaw, so it was really challenging to come up with something new. We did some brainstorming and we kept coming back to pairing it with fruit. But what kind? Last year we made a blueberry cheese cake and the year before we made granita. What new thing could we come up with? My partner in crime suggested cherry pie and my mind immediately jumped to the cold cherry soup that I’d eaten as a child. It’s a German recipe and both of my parents grew up eating it – but my dad’s family would eat it warm and then eat leftovers cold, whereas my mom’s family chilled it before eating it at all.
Because Sour Me This has very little in the way of hops, boiling was not a problem. No worries about cooking down the liquid and being left with nothing but bitter. I got my mom’s recipe and went to work. Umm, this was the simplest and tastiest recipe I’ve made! In fact, I now understand why my dad used to eat it hot – it’s yummy that way and you don’t have to waste time waiting for it to cool LOL.
DuClaw Sour Me This Cherry Soup
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.