Posts Tagged ‘beer mustard’

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And the mustard winner is…

October 26, 2012

Despite a valiant attempt by Nobler Mark Alu to continue his winning streak, it was simply not meant to be. Because after hours of algorithm data mashing and wild blogosphere forecasting of who would be the winner of the third Nobler giveaway, one name remained, carefully chosen by Microsoft excel’s RANDBETWEEN function. Congrats to Mike Mangone, you may now collect your mustard. I hope you’ve prepared your speech!

As for the rest of the Cow Thievery taking place these days, this weekend marks the unveiling of our new set of labels for the two delicious wheat beers we bottled just a few weeks ago. I’m looking forward to tasting both now that they are fully carbonated!

For those of you dressing up like sexy pirates or styling like Gangnam for Halloween, I hope you have a great time and drink well. And by drink well, I mean hopefully you avoid the candy corn vodka. If you have better drinks in mind and are looking to continue the pumpkin beer theme but are getting a little sick of the typical offerings, here is a great post from Serious Drinks on a few unusual spins on this fall favorite.

Have a great weekend and congrats again to Mike!

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Nobler Giveaway #3: Saison Mustard!

October 24, 2012

For the latest Nobler Giveaway, I’ve created my best batch of Cow Thieves mustard to date. Of course being ranked 1 of 2, isn’t all that impressive but this Saison Beer Mustard will probably remain one of my favorites for many batches to come. Our crisp Saison style ale balances with the apple cider vinegar and coarse mustard seeds as if these three were destined for the perfect mustard relations. (Mustard relations?)

But in all honestly, for a simple re-post, like, or comment, you’d be foolish not to get in on this little competition! This mustard is damn delicious.

Also, an important reminder that the Night Cap tickets are available here, and we’re starting to reach the home stretch. Only 11 tickets left for sale and after reviewing the tasting list with the guys this morning, you are not going to want to miss this. Let’s just say you all are in for a special night! So give in to your FOMO and get your ticket now, before they are all gone…

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Cow Thieves Ale Mustard

March 8, 2012

I’m gearing up for another weekend of home-brewing as we’ve finally come to the end to our stash of Cow Thieves Ale and the Mustache Maker IPA. While, admittedly I finished my portion some time ago, mostly consumed at the Nobler Gatherings, I managed to keep one bottle stashed away for my very first attempt at homemade mustard. It’s surprising how easy this process is and even more exciting how delicious the outcome is. Just like with the home-brewing, it is easy to see how little tweaks here and there, additions of new ingredients, and a little practice can get you all sorts of different outcomes. But I have to say, I was pretty damn happy with this first batch of Cow Thieves Ale Mustard. Anyone have any soft pretzels?

Cow Thieves Ale Mustard

1 12 oz bottle of beer (I obviously used cow thieves)

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1 small onion (minced)

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp sweet paprika

1 tsp turmeric

7 tbsp mustard seeds

In a small sauce pan, bring the first 6 ingredients to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes until reduced by half. Meanwhile, in a spice grinder (or a mortar and pestle), grind 3 tbsp of the mustard seeds. Add the ground mustard seeds to the remaining mustard seeds in a small bowl. After the liquid portion has reduced, pour over the seeds. Cover and let sit out for 24 hours. At this point move the mixture, covered, to the refrigerator. After another 48 hours, blend the mixture in a food processor and bottle for use. Keep in the refrigerator. 

Note: Be sure to use a sterile container to keep the mustard as long as possible. I used an old glass container that I boiled in water for 5 minutes.

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