You may have tried, or even made yourself, a few different savory dishes made with beer such as beer brats, BBQ sauce, beer can chicken, or beer battered chicken/fish. Beer seem to work well with this savory dishes but what about sweets and desserts? Beer may not be a common ingredient in desserts but when it is used properly, the results can be very delicious. A couple of desserts that I’ve tried making in the past have been beer brittle (pictured above) and stout chocolate cake. Another common beer dessert is a beer float.
For the August 2009 edition of the The Session, Beer 47 will hosting an online discussion about Beer Desserts. What beer desserts have you tried and liked? Disliked? What beer styles work well with dessert and which ones do not? Do you have any beer dessert recipes that you enjoyed and would like to share? To participate in the August 2009 Session, write a blog entry about beer desserts before August 7, 2009 and let me know about it by either leaving a comment here or sending me an email using the contact form. On August 7, I will post my own article about beer desserts while reading all of the other submissions. On August 8, I will post the “roundup” article with links to all of the beer blog submissions and a little summary for each.
If you’re not a blogger, you are still welcome to participate. Please feel free to leave a comment on this post about any of your favorite beer desserts.
For more information about The Sessions, check out The Sessions page at Brookston Beer Bulletin. It explains in greater detail The Sessions and includes a complete index of all of the past Sessions. There are some great articles to be found in The Sessions.