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Oatmeal Ice Cream + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

Jul 14, 2017
Oatmeal Ice Cream + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

  INGREDIENTS 1 12oz bottle Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout 1 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoon butter 2 cups half n half 2 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup loose brown sugar 4 egg yolks INSTRUCTIONS Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.…

Ice Cream Float + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

Jul 14, 2017
Ice Cream Float + Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout Beer

  You should really stop whatever you are doing and make yourself a beer float. There’s really nothing better and you’ve probably earned it. We love making them with our Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout, a beer that is already roasty, chocolatey and nearly a dessert on its own. Adding ice cream to it just takes it up a notch and makes it an unbeatable treat that is pretty simple to put together.  

5 Unforgettable Beer & Cheese Pairings

Jun 30, 2017
5 Unforgettable Beer & Cheese Pairings

  Cheese is one of my favorite foods. It’s complex, beautiful and sometimes downright weird. Anytime I go into a grocery store I find myself drawn as if by a magnet to the cheese counter where I hover for half an hour googly-eyed and nearly drooling on the glass. I’m pretty much always down to eat cheese, but sometimes its strong flavors and fatty, mouth-coating qualities can leave the palate…

From Our Kitchen: Tricerahops Double IPA Ceviche

May 05, 2017
From Our Kitchen: Tricerahops Double IPA Ceviche

  When it starts getting warm and sunny out, I switch cooking gears over to things that are simple, fresh and can be made with as little time over a hot stove as possible. Ceviche—fresh shrimp or fish tossed with fresh veggies and lime juice—is probably my favorite of this type of cooking. It’s surprisingly easy to make and happens to pair really nicely with beer (especially a Ninkasi beer).…

Lessons Learned: Why Beer and Easter Candy Don't Pair

Apr 14, 2017
Lessons Learned: Why Beer and Easter Candy Dont Pair

  Easter candy can be super weird. Have you ever experienced a Peep? I’m usually a big optimist about being able to solve beer pairing issues, and around here we are usually willing to try beer with almost anything. We know that chocolate can go really well with some of our beers. With Easter coming up we thought we would get a bunch of Easter candy and let our customers try their hand at…

Five Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairings to Brighten Up Your Winter

Mar 17, 2017
Five Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairings to Brighten Up Your Winter

  It’s been a long, cold winter and we are definitely looking forward to spring. Even though it’s still pretty cold and dreary out, there is at least one little glimmer of hope—its Girl Scout Cookie season! When the cookie stands started popping up around here we decided to take the cookies to a whole new…

5 Beer & Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2017
5 Beer & Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day

  I eat a lot of chocolate. I drink a lot of beer. But I’ll be honest, I don’t know that I’ve ever really sat down and had them both at the same time, at least that I remember. It just seemed a bit weird for some reason. Sure, there are lots of chocolate stouts and porters out there, so I get that the basic ingredients can go together, at least for dark beers. But what about sitting down…

Helles Yes You Can Make Craft Beer Cocktails

Aug 28, 2014
Helles Yes You Can Make Craft Beer Cocktails

Summer is not over yet! Which means there's still time to enjoy your favorite seasonal brews before they hibernate until next year.  Now, this may surprise you, but sometimes we crave a drink other than a craft beer. As much as we LOVE our brews, we also enjoy finely crafted wine and cocktails, especially when they use fresh, seasonal ingredients. So we…

Make it Reign in the Kitchen

Apr 11, 2014
Make it Reign in the Kitchen

If you're reading the Ninkasi blog, we assume you know how to drink a craft beer. Congratulations, that's an important life skill to master. But do you know how to eat things with craft beer? (And no, we don't mean shoving some chips in your face between sips of Total Domination, although that IS a delicious activity.) We're talking about cooking! It's another greatway to…

How to Pair Your Holiday Food with Ninkasi!

Dec 23, 2013

Here’s an idea for your holiday meal: ditch the wine or the hard stuff and pick some craft beer to serve alongside all of your favorite dishes. Trust us, we love a good glass of wine with dinner or bourbon cocktail with dessert, but with so many styles of beer to choose from, it would be a crime to deprive your taste buds of so many perfect beverages to pair with just about anything you might be…