By: Daniel Melick, Beer Hall Captain Published:
As a native Bostonian, I have a love/hate relationship with the fall. Yes, the trees are beautiful as they turn and YES, this is the time of year that some of my favorite beers are released, but the colder weather and shorter days throw me into a bit of a funk. This year, I decided to use one of my favorite seasonal beers, UFO Pumpkin, and my favorite kitchen appliance, a slow cooker, to make an awesome curry that helps me break this cycle and prepares me for the colder months ahead. This curry is best shared with friends!
UFO Pumpkin Curry
Loosely adapted from Cookin' Canuck
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 apples, chopped (I used 1 granny smith and 1 red delicious)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- 31 oz low sodium chickpeas
- 1 sweet potato, skinned, sliced
- 1 red potato, sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 4 celery stalks, sliced
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup coconut flavored almond milk
- 1 tbsp. curry paste of choice (I used a biryani paste)
- 12 oz of UFO Pumpkin
- Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet on low-medium, add onion, garlic and apples. Once tender, add ground ginger and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
- In a 6qt slow cooker combine contents of skillet with chickpeas, sweet potato, red potato, carrots, celery, tomatoes and UFO Pumpkin. Cook on high for 6 hrs. Drain the excess liquid.
- Portion contents of the slow cooker back into the skillet as you are able (you will likely have much more food in the slow cooker than will reasonably fit back in the pan). For each portion, at medium heat add in 1/2 cup almond milk and 1 tbsp curry paste. Stir so that paste evenly coats the entire mixture. Cook until most of the almond milk has evaporated and serve either straight up or over rice.
By: Harpoon Helps Published:
We’re kicking off the season of Harpoon Helps in a delicious way! This is the time of year when we tap the first kegs of our Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale and get excited for the Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Dinner.
You should start to see Grateful Harvest in 6-packs in stores near you very soon. For every 6-pack of Harpoon Grateful Harvest we sell, we’ll donate $1 to the local food bank in the area it was purchased. Since we first started brewing this beer a few years ago, we’ve donated more than $132,000 to food banks from the sales of this beer!
Looking for a fun night out for a great cause? We got ya covered! We’re hosting the Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Dinner at our Boston Beer Hall on Sunday, November 9th from 6:30 – 9:00. Tickets are $65 and include a fantastic Harpoon spin on a Thanksgiving dinner (including 2 of your favorite Harpoon beers). Think pumpkin soup made with UFO Pumpkin, beer braised turkey, and dessert made with Harpoon Cider… delish! If that’s not enough to make your mouth water, remember that all proceeds will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank during the time of year they could use it most. Nothing better than enjoying a fun night with friends at the brewery to benefit a great cause.
Tickets will be on sale on October 21, 2014. For ticket information make sure you're a Friend of Harpoon! We hope you can join us!