The Imperial Pumpkin Ale — spiced with Vietnamese and Indonesian cinnamons, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, mace and cloves — clocks in at 9 percent ABV and 24 IBU.
I’ve chosen some of my favorites, including chives, parsley, thyme and tarragon. But if you have other herbs at hand — basil, cilantro, mint, oregano — go right ahead and swap them in for my mix.
Looking for a change of pace from lobster with drawn butter, I mixed my Pastis with creme fraiche and basted the lobster. The result was so light and delicious that I made it again and again, and it is now my official summer recipe for grilled lobster.
Aurora’s breweries teamed up to brew a special beer under the direction of The Fermentologists home brew club. The Aurora Strong Ale will release at Dry Dock Brewing Co., Dad & Dude’s Breweria, Launch Pad Brewery, Two22 Brew, Ursula Brewery, Copper Kettle Brewing Co., and Mu Brewery.
A food truck and live music is also on schedule for the party, which starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
David’s wife, Erin, said the Key Lime Saison was a huge hit at last week’s Rails and Ales festival in the San Luis Valley, after which Launch Pad was voted the top brewery there.
The bonus: They’re easy to make — and easy to smoke — at home. You don’t need a smoker to smoke ribs. All you need is a grill, some soaked wood chips and great meaty ribs.
The team at Ursula aren’t the only Aurora beer lovers celebrating this weekend. Dry Dock Brewing Co. and their sister shop, The Brew Hut, are celebrating the brewery supply shop’s 21st anniversary.
Hoberer said she is working on a few pilot beers at home right now, too, and if they turn out well she hopes to try them out at Mu.