Healdsburg Brewing Company - Wild Horse Wheat
- ABV: 5.3%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 16
- Serving Temperature: 42-47° F
Don’t discount these delectable goodies until you’ve tried them! The well-roasted malt barley used to make stout beers imparts a rich flavor that is a perfect marriage with many desserts. In addition to ice cream, stout beers have traditionally been used to accentuate spice cakes, honey breads, and it was born to complement chocolate mousse!
8 eggs, separated
1 cup superfine sugar
1 cup Oatmeal Stout
1 ½ cups light cream whipped w/ 1 ½ cups heavy cream
Whisk yolks, sugar and beer together until thick and mixture forms ribbons when whisk is lifted. Fold in whipped creams. Whisk egg whites until stiff and carefully fold into mixture. Pour into container and freeze, or use ice-cream maker. Serves 8 normal people, 3 with a sweet tooth and little control, or Ben or Jerry.
Wild Horse Chocolate Mousse
1 lb. Chocolate chips, or other bitter chocolate
¾ cup Oatmeal Stout, room temperature
3 tbsp. Coffee liqueur
8 large eggs, room temperature, separated
½ tsp. Cream of tarter
1 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Melt chocolate chips slowly in double boiler. Remove from heat. Stir in stout and coffee liqueur, blending until smooth. Add egg yolks to mixture two at a time, blending thoroughly after each addition. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream, vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks. Chill cream mixture. In another bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff, and gently fold egg whites and whipped cream together. Very slowly fold ¼ of this mixture into the melted chocolate until smooth, then fold in remainder of cream mixture until no white is showing. Spoon into 10 serving goblets (unless one of your guests is Rush Limbaugh in which case one big troth and a sheet of plastic on the floor will do) and chill. Some serve with a raspberry sauce, but you may not want to compromise the wonderful malty, chocolate flavor.
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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER - Egyptian hieroglyphics indicate that Rames II annually offered 30,000 gallons of beer as sacrifice to the gods. A true sacrifice or perhaps the inevitable contaminated batch?
USA TODAY - Beer cost $14 a pint at the 1994 Winter Olympics, so the German team brought 30,000 liters of their own under the banner of "diplomatic baggage" to protect it from customs scrutiny.
BEER: THE MAGAZINE - French designer Christian Louboutin has introduced a woman’s patent leather pump whose heel is a tin can of Guinness Stout. Whether you spend your $450 on the shoes or approximately 130 pints of Guinness is entirely up to you.
ALL ABOUT BEER - The Yebisu Beer Memorial Hall in Tokyo, Japan, now offers an adventure which allows users to take a virtual reality tour you won’t want to miss! Wearing a new kind of "Beer Goggles", the user appears to actually flow with the beer as it passes through different stages of the brewing process.
My boyfriend has been giving me some grief about my weight and says I should cancel my subscription to help me slim down a bit but I don’t really think he knows what he’s talking about cause beer isn’t really fattening is it? Help me build a case here, pal!
Mill Valley, CA
Jenn, Babe, Sweetheart…
May I speak frankly here, my dear? Lose the buttnut. What is this guy some kinda materialistic, shallow Richard Simmons Nazi-boy. Can’t appreciate the weight? ‘Fraid you gonna kick his shinny butt around the boudoir? Personally, I like a fifi with a little meat on her milk-bones and I’m a picky pooch. All right, I’m not that picky. A pulse and a flea dip and I’m in. But hey, I’m a dog and you’re man is missin’ the point here. Sorry, on a rant here. Gotta remember I’m not Dear Abbey – not that she’s any more qualified – Back to your question. Beer is only gonna add to your womanly figure if you drink too much of it! But hell, you eat too many alfalfa spouts and pita bread and you’ll gain weight too. My point is that although the alcohol and sugars in beer add up to a fair number of calories per frosted mug, it's literally fat-free. And relative to some of the other substances we pump into our personal food processors, it’s looking damn healthy. Your basic standard 12-ounce bottle of lager beer or pale ale of normal strength weighs in at about 150 calories – none of which are derived from fat. Beers of other styles vary somewhat with alcohol and malt content, of course, up to 200 calories or more for 12 ounces of a strong beer like a Bock or a sweet beer like a Porter. "Lite" beers, conversely, range from about 95 to 110 calories, depending on brand. As a side bar, I want you to realize that the difference in caloric content between a regular and a lite beer is the equivalent of one stalk of raw celery. Think about it before you go there next time. Eight ounces of Fruit yogurt has 230 calories and 3 grams fat and one serving of Fettuccine Alfredo, one of my favorite dishes, comes in at 1,498 calories and 62 grams fat! Damn. Anyway, if you must cut back, do it elsewhere and don’t deprive yourself of your brew, girl! Hope that helps build your case, counselor.
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