Beer- unusual flavours and things to do with it.

Now I don’t want people to think I’m an alcoholic always talking about beer but I do like it. Craft beer that is not mass produced stuff. I have  signed up to some American newsletters and they do crazy things with beer. They make ice cream, doughnuts and all sorts of flavour combinations. Any body who was able to try the Caribbean Chocolate Cake with jerk flavouring that was made by Siren for a special occasion will know about that. Siren are an English brewer that I like very much and I wanted to go to their IPA day at their brewery on August 1st but I’m not going to be able to make it. Rogue are an American brewery who make funky beers all the time but they are in big bottles and quite expensive. I have wanted to try bacon maple beer and other flavours but I wasn’t paying £15 for something I may not like at the bottle shop when they had them or anywhere else for that matter. I like going to Wetherspoons for their beer festival and trying the unusual beer although I never get to drink very many in the 2 weeks that it’s on because they don’t have the ones I want, I don’t have the money or somebody to go with usually. I have been to quite a few beer festivals all over kent as it is the home of the hop but strangely I don’t like English hops or beer produced with it very much. I have tried American, Danish, Welsh, Scottish, Greek and even a New Zealand beer according to my rate beer account. What is not on there is all the Belgian beers I have drunk and even ones from the Cayman Islands. I am very curious and I’m always up for trying new beers, styles and places to drink said beer. I may be starting to sound like my life revolves around beer but it does not. This is at least ten years worth distilled into one article and everybody knows that teenagers and uni students go out and drink a lot.

I have made pancakes with beer before as there was a bit left in the bottle that I forget about so it was saved from a fate worse than death – being poured down the sink. I have also made bread with beer. This does not always work and should never be attempted with mass produced beer or lager as it will fail on an epic scale but craft beer is fine. This is when I bought a beer that it turned out I didn’t like so rather than commit a heinous crime and waste it and money, I made it into beer and it was fine. They always used to combine bread and beer making in the olden days as it was one of the woman’s responsibilities. Nowadays water is safe to drink but we still enjoy these 2 staples of the British diet beer and bread.

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