By: Julia Falk, Digital Marketing Published:
You can tell a lot about somebody from the way they prefer their PB & J. What’s their peanut butter to jelly ratio? White or wheat? Creamy or Crunchy? Jam or Jelly? Whole, rectangle, or triangle? Personally, I’m a 60/40 J to PB, wheat, creamy, rectangle, beer jam type of lady. That’s right, beer jam. In honor of PB & J Day, I took my go to lunch sandwich up a notch, and whipped up some homemade UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen Jam. The scent of fresh raspberries in this beer hits the nose immediately, along with a subtle bready aroma from the wheat and yeast; it’s a perfect addition to the classic PB & J.
I’m not sure what my PB & J style says about me, but the next time a co-worker walks by and chuckles at my seemingly pathetic sandwich, the joke's on them!
UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen Jam
- 1 cup UFO Raspberry
- 1 1/2 pints fresh raspberries
- 1 cup sugar (more or less depending on your preferred level of sweetness)
- 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Reduce the UFO Raspberry in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. About 15 minutes.
- While the UFO Raspberry reduces, combine the berries with the sugar and mash. Add as much sugar as you like to taste. I like mine a little on the tart side. Using a fork, gently mash until no full raspberries remain.
- Add the berries to the UFO Raspberry, add lemon juice, and cook over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir regularly to keep the mixture from bubbling.
- Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use. Enjoy!
By: Elizabeth Howland, Visitor Center Assistant Manager, Windsor, VT Published:
We all know how amazing it is to have a good hearty breakfast to start your day; and pancakes and waffles have always been a staple in my family. When I was growing up, every Sunday morning my sister and I would mix up my grandmother’s homemade batter and wake my mom up to help us cook pancakes and waffles; just the way she had when she was a girl.
Recently, I realized I had a little beer left in the growler I’d brought home, so I decided to try our 100 Barrel Series beer - # 49 Brown IPA in my batter. The sweet, roasted notes of chocolate and honey malts in our Brown IPA make for a unique batter that literally melts in your mouth. And the best part is, it’s super easy to whip up!
Grandma’s (Updated) Beer Waffles
Makes about 5 waffles or about 12 pancakes
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 t. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 2 eggs
- 5 tbsp oil
- 1 1/2 cups Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Beer - #49 Brown IPA
- Add all wet ingredients into dry ingredients in large bowl.
- Beat with electric mixer or with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are mixed well.
- Drop about a half of a cup of batter into a waffle maker (great for pancakes too!).
- One batch yields about 5 waffles or 12-15 small to medium pancakes, or 6-10 medium large size.
- You can double or triple the recipe when needed. Also great to use for waffles too!
- Last but not least, make sure to use lots of Vermont Maple Syrup on your homemade beer pancakes or waffles!