Left over girlie beer
One of our recent guests brought a 6 pack of Leinenkuegel Berry Weiss beer. He drank 2, no one else drank any, so now I have 4 sweet and fruity beers left. Well, I can't just let them sit there, not with the entire Chowhound nation at my disposal. So, what do I do?
I, personally don't like beer at all, hard for me to admit 'cuz I'm from Milwaukee and I oughta know, so I wouldn't mind playing up the sweet and berry aspects and minimizing the weiss beer aspect.
Can I make a reduction for a sauce for steaks, shrimp, or fish or ice cream? What else ya got Chowhounders?
Beer battered chicken franks. Dip them in raspberry preserves like a monte cristo sandwich.
Use them in marinades. Use to deglaze any beef recipes, like chili. Hopefully if you add some spice & heat, your chili won't be sweet. Use them to batter your fish, shrimp or onions for rings.
I've never heard of reducing beer to use on ice cream, but try it, why not?
Sure, a reduction sauce would be workable. This stuff isn't "beer", so if you don't like beer and enjoy a glass of fruit juice you may like the Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss. My guess is they call it beer because, through fermentation with honey and a few malts and hops along with berry juice, they can't call if fruit juice and it sure isn't wine. But beer, in the traditional sense, it ain't.
todao, I am not sure why you wpuld think this isn't beer..or even "beer". Here's Wiki's defiinition :
" Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—the most common of which is malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included."
This is the link to the whole article, it is well citied.
Yeah in the oldest, thereby most traditional sense this is very much beer.
And I am still wondering what makes this a "girlie" beer.