Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili Are you ready for some football? I know that this isn’t the first time you’ve seen beer in chili, but it’s classic for football games and beer brewing around these parts, so I’m popping in real quick to share some with you today. And I have a surprise! Not only am…… Continue Reading
Belgian Beer Conch Chowder I’m a bit late to the party. It’s come to my attention that January is National Soup Month, so I thought I’d come on and ride this train. I mean, it was 77 degrees today here in Charlotte, so I can’t think of a more perfect time to have some soup.…… Continue Reading
Skillet Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Smoked Amber Ale BBQ Sauce
There’s something about snow storm that makes me want to BBQ some chicken.
There is absolutely nothing about a snow storm that sends me running to the grocery to clear the shelves of bread and milk. I really don’t get it. I realize that in the south the mere threat of one single snow flake will create the kind of panic that the rest of the world laughs at, but it happens so rarely that we just aren’t equipped to deal with it. That part makes sense to me. What doesn’t make sense is the sudden need to stock up with bread and milk. What are you going to do with it?
Now, I don’t deny that I join the masses at the grocery just before the snow comes, but you won’t find me in the bread or milk aisles. You will absolutely find me in the beer aisle because even though we usually have our kegerator and beer fridge stocked up, the mere possibility that we could be snowed in without an abundance of beer will send me to a grocery to pick up some local craft beer and a chicken. I might also swing by a brewery for a growler.
Even though I love it when it snows here, there’s something about bbq chicken that feels like a glimmer of summer and a reminder of cookouts that warms up the winter weather for me. So next time it snows, fix a skillet roasted spatchcock chicken with smoked amber ale bbq sauce. You won’t even have to go outside and bust out the grill. You can reminisce about summer and stay warm in front of the fireplace while watching the snow fall out the windows.