Wild Goose Brewing Company - Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout
- Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 30
- Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
½ cup olive oil
1 medium eggplant, peeled & diced
Salt and pepper
6 ounces smoked ham, cubed
1 cup Three Floyds Burnham Pilsener
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 lb. large tubular pasta such as penne
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Put in the eggplant, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for about 10 min., until it becomes soft. Stir in the ham, and fry 2 min. Add the lager and rosemary, and bring to a boil. Reduce the liquid by half. Put in the peas, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir the cooked pasta into the sauce, and cook for 30 seconds to heat through. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with plenty of Parmesan cheese, and serve. Serves 4 adults, 2 Italian American teenagers or a big dog that was locked out last night.
Source: Real Beer and Good Eats; Bruce Aidells & Denis Kelly; Alfred A. Knoph, Inc., 1992.
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Okay, Here’s a tough one for ya Murl. Can you tell me exactly why it is that my beer spills out of the bottle when I open it?
Glen Ellen, IL
Is it safe to assume that you generally have a healthy buzz at all times, Jimmy my boy? Do you also have difficulty pouring your beers into a glass, your mouth or other receptacles? Kinda like in the movie Airplane when the guy says he has a drinking problem and pours the beer into his cheek? Try sitting down before you open the next bottle or maybe only open them in the tub or when you know your dog is around to lap up any mishaps!
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