Let’s talk beer for a moment. I know it’s Sunday, yada yada, but it’s also still football Sunday and well, at least where I am, that means it’s okay for me to talk about it. Like Gem yesterday, I’m not really pushing beer, but for some of the cowboy set and the working man set, and most especially the redneck set of which I’m a part, beer is a natural.
Only, I don’t like beer. Except, in batter for fish or shrimp, in pretzels, cheese sauce, and bread. You see the pattern there, right? Mixed in with food and I’m good with it. On it’s own, no way. Now my sister, she’s a beer connoisseur like I’m a coffee connoisseur.
How do you know, Lissa? Have you ever tried it, Lissa? Yes. And yes. From the cheap to the artisan. The answer is still, I don’t like it.
When I was working on Justin’s character in Twisted Up, the real Justin had a lot of input and one of his requirements was a particular beer from Texas. Shiner Bock. I asked, “What does it taste like?” He said, “Try it.” We go back and forth, and he swears no matter what other beers I’ve tried, I’ll love it.
He was so wrong. I was a good soldier though, did my part in the name of research. I tried several different kinds of beer from Budweiser to the Bock to Samuel Adams to flavored with raspberry and blueberries. I tried seasonal, imported, spiced. I tried the ones with lime too… Didn’t like a smidge of any of them.
Justin said I’m doomed and missing out. I’m okay with that.
If you’re so inclined and you’re like me, here’s the recipe I use for my favorite beer bread from gimme some oven… It’s incredible with soup!
Two things on the beer bread, that should probably seem obvious to most, but I just had to do it for myself.
One: Everything is better with cheese.
Two: The darker and more pungent the beer, the darker and more beer-y the bread.
I hope all of you have a great day and if you’re watching, enjoy the game tonight!