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Jul 26, 2009 02:06 PM

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?

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  1. Make corndogs:

    Beer battered chicken franks. Dip them in raspberry preserves like a monte cristo sandwich.

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

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        1. re: todao

          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[1] and most widely consumed[2] alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea.[3] 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.

          1. re: Quine

            Maybe because females usually prefer the sweet ones. I really don't know any men who do but I am sure there are some. I usually prefer a less sweet one myself, though there is one local apple ale where I live now that has a touch of sweet, not too much though, and it's my fav.

        2. make bread or use it in batter for fried chicken.

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          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Beer bread is great and takes a whole bottle. I'd make up several loaves and freeze the extra so you'll have some tasty bread to go with salad on a hot summer day.

            1. re: dfrostnh

              In my experience, beer bread is an excellent way to use up leftover unopened bottles. Fantastic sandwich bread - especially with tuna and turkey sandwiches. Keep it sliced in the freezer or bake in rolls and it's much easier to pull out as much as you need.

              1. re: TampaAurora

                MMMM, I love beer bread! Or just with butter. Pure comfort!

          2. Any recipe that calls for water, use the beer instead.