Chicago Brewing Company - Heartland
- Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 20
- Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
In just 5 years, the brewery has won 11 medals for their products, making them one of the most award-winning American microbreweries. Family owned and operated, Chicago Brewing Co. is privately held. Other award-winning beers produced by the brewery include Legacy Lager, Legacy Red Ale and Big Shoulders Porter.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (312) 252-BREW.
Steaming in a flavorsome combination of beer, onion, and herbs is an ideal way to prepare these tasty bivalves. Simply add fresh bread, a green salad, and your favorite of the 2 beers featured this month for an impeccable supper.
1 Onion, coarsely chopped
1 large shallot or clove of garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 scallion, finely chopped
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ½ quarts mussels or clams, scrubbed
1 ¼ cups Heartland Weiss
8 tablespoons Herbed Butter* (see below)
Toss together onion, shallot, parsley, thyme, scallion, and pepper and place in a 6-qt. Dutch oven. Arrange shellfish over onions and pour beer over top. Cover and steam on medium-low until the mussels open. Toss any that don't open... they were dead when you bought 'em and won't taste too swell! Remove shellfish and place on heated platter. Cover with foil. Quickly reduce cooking liquid with the vegetables by one third. Add herbed butter, stir, and pour over warm shellfish. Serve immediately.
1 cup butter, room temperature
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Blind Pig Golden Ale
1 teaspoon chervil
2 tablespoons minced chives
1 shallot, finely minced
1 scant teaspoon dried thyme, basil, marjoram
1 small clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Cream butter with salt and beer. Blend in remaining ingredients and let stand at room temperature at least one hour.
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The last time I tried a wheat beer, some kind of sedimentary residue build up plopped on in my glass at the end of the pour. What's up with that, Murl?
Robert Alan Rohrer - 'Lefty'
What you were looking at was a traditional wheat beer that has had a secondary fermentation in the bottle. That build up that you were most likely suspiciously eye-balling was the yeast that has settled to the bottom of the bottle of your unfiltered brew. Try not to be so eager to quaff next time with a slower pour and you'll be able to keep that yeast out of your glass.
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