Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:15

Beer Cocktail...What's all the rave about?

As most of you have probably heard, people are starting to mix beer with liquor, juice and condiments. I know what you are thinking, "why would you ruin a perfectly good beer?" Well don't knock it until you've tried it because whoever invented these beer cocktail concoctions were on to something. This summer we will have a beer cocktail recipe series and we encourage all of you to at least give a few a try. Now, it only seems right to feature the original beer cocktail classic from Mexico, The Michelada. This is for anyone who likes a kick and enjoys a good Bloody Mary from time to time. 

 

  • Rub the rim of a pint glass with a lime wedge and dip in kosher salt; fill glass with ice. Add 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice, 1 ounce tomato juice, 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce; season with hot sauce. Top off with cold Mexican lager (we suggest Tecate) and stir to combine.

 

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There are few things more refreshing on a scorching summer day than an ice-cold beer. But don’t reach for just any beer – find one that is fresh and flavorful and just right for the season. Here are a few of our favorite types of brews to sip in the summer.

Wheat beers

Wheat beers, including German-style hefeweizens and Belgian-style witbiers, are crisp and balanced. Many have spicy or citrusy notes that pair well with fresh summer food.

Fruit beers

Fruit beers take full advantage of fresh seasonal flavors – from peaches and cherries to blueberries and apricots. Pair them with dinner or dessert, or savor them all on their own.

IPAs

Hoppy IPAs were originally brewed to survive in hot temperatures, and they still go well with this type of climate. Opt for an IPA with a little fruit flavor for an extra refreshing taste.

Pilsners

There is nothing heavy about the pilsner, a lager with a light golden color and a smooth, malty flavor. Pilsners usually have low to medium alcohol content, so they are ideal for sipping at a summer BBQ or poolside.

 

Use our beer finder to locate your favorite summer beer!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:20

It's Time for Some Seasonal Hops!

Are you craving something with a little Spring hop in it? The weather is finally changing and people are coming out of hibernation. It’s time for some of our Spring releases, which means it’s also time for a picnic, barbecue, a bonfire with friends, or even a nice bar patio will do! Here are some of our delicious seasonal’s and a few places you can find them in our area:

ind bp hopsunSouthern Tier Hop Sun

Local is always better! Light and slightly dry, it is the addition of fresh hop flowers after fermentation that adds a necessary kick on a hot summer day. Hop Sun is mild but has just enough of a hop profile to keep your taste buds tingling for another sip. Brewed with wheat, barley, and hops. 

SOUTHERN TIER BREWING COMPANY
2072 STONEMAN CIRCLE
LAKEWOOD, NY 14710
(716)763-5479

GUPPYS RESTAURANT
4663 RTE 430
BEMUS POINT, NY 14712
(716)386-4422

THE PUB
209 N MAIN ST
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)488-6036

WEGMANS
945 FAIRMOUNT AVE WE
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)483-9900

BRAZIL
10 4TH ST STE 1
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)490-0487

Brooklyn-Summer2Brooklyn Summer Ale

Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures. 100% British 2-row barley brings its famed bready flavors, capped off with German and American hops to provide a snappy, clean bitterness and a bright, floral aroma. It's a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style.

FARM FRESH FOODS
703 W THIRD ST
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)483-3933

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21st Amendment Hell Or High Watermelon 

Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—summer in a can.

WEGMANS
945 FAIRMOUNT AVE WE
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)483-9900

MixARita 422Bud Light Lime A Ritas

Bud Light Lime A Ritas are a ready-to-drink 8% ABV Margarita flavored alcoholic beverage with a twist of Bud Light Lime. Best served over ice. This is offered in a variety of flavors like Mango, Strawberry, Lime, Apple, lime, and Raspberry.

FARM FRESH FOODS
703 W THIRD ST
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)483-3933

HOGANS HUT
3503 OLD BRIDGE ROAD
STOW, NY 14785
(716)789-3831

TOPS
2000 WASHINGTON ST
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)665-1100 

DONS CAR WASHLAKEWD CONV
184 E FAIRMOUNT AVE
LAKEWOOD, NY 14750
(716)763-0486

shock-top-lemon-shandy-6pkShock Top Lemon Shandy

Shock Top Lemon Shandy is a Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemon flavor added.

JAMESTOWN ICE ARENA
319 W THIRD ST
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)484-2624

GOOD TIME SALOON
590 FAIRMOUNT AVE
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)664-9718

TOPS
738 FOOTE AVE
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
(716)484-7243

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

Beer Pairing Tips!

With its many different varieties and flavors, beer is one of the most versatile drinks to pair with food. Similar to wine, beer can enhance the characteristics of the meal you are eating.

When you are faced with a long list of delicious beers to choose from, which one should you choose to pair with your dinner? There are no hard and fast rules, but here are a few tips to get you started!

The Basics of Beer Pairings

Now its best to start with what you like.

Think about the beers you generally like to drink on a regular basis and the qualities you look for. Do you prefer bold hoppy beers like IPA's, light bodied beers or wheat beers? Do you lean toward fruity or sweet notes instead of malty flavors? You can use these preferences to help you narrow down your options.

In general, beer pairings work well when you match the body of a beer to the body of a dish. For example, a hearty beef stew would pair nicely with a full-bodied beer like a brown ale like a stout, but a fish and chips platter would be better with a medium-bodied beer like a pale ale.

Think about the main ingredients or seasonings in your meal. You can opt for a beer that shares some of these flavors and will increase their potency. For example, a full flavored IPA would be a good match for increasing the kick of spicy chicken tacos. 

Experiment!

It’s great to stick to what you know and like, but don’t be afraid to venture out and try something new every now and then. There is no right or wrong way to pair beer with food, so play with new combinations. You might be surprised by what your palate discovers!

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