St. Stan's Brewing Company - St. Stan's Whistle Stop Ale
Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs):32
Serving Temperature:40-45° F
This zesty spread blends four cheeses and several spices with your favorite ale. Try it on your favorite cracker or chip. We recommend using the hoppier of the two beers featured this month, St. Stan’s Whistle Stop Pale Ale, both in the recipe as well as to complement the spread when served.
2 oz. Blue Cheese
1 oz. fresh American chevre or other fresh goat cheese
6 oz. aged New York State white cheddar or other sharp cheddar, diced
1 oz. Philadelphia-type cream cheese
½ teaspoon celery seeds
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
½ cup Whistle Stop Ale
Process all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. If spread is too thick, give up a little more of the brew. Pack into a crock or small bowl, and let sit several hours or overnight in the refrigerator before using. Serve at room temperature. Makes about 2 cups. Serves 4-6 adults, 2 stoned college students, or one Green Bay Packer fan.
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How much beer have you consumed in your life?
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Is that really your last name? What is that anyway? I’m going with Austrian. Sounds Austrian to me. Is it pronounced Stool Mouse? ‘Cause that’s Great if it is! I wish I had a cool last name like that. Hell, I wish I had a last name. Everyone just calls me Murl. If I could make up my own last name, it would have to be something cool like Bond or Bronson. Yeah, that’s it. Bond…Murl, Bond. Well, until I settle on something, you can just keep callin’ me Murl.
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