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Soup made with dark ale

berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 10:21 AM

Looking for a great soup that would let Bell's Best Brown Ale shine (one of the star breweries here in Michigan.)

I was thinking it might make a nice addition to French onion...then I thought cheese and ale soup.

Please send your best thoughts/recipes along!

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  1. sunshine842 RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 10:32 AM

    lamb stew (like Guinness Stew)

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      hippioflov RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 10:48 AM

      beef stew

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        berkleybabe RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 11:41 AM

        Hey thanks you guys, but I'm looking for soup, not stew. Any other thoughts?

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          hotoynoodle RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 12:01 PM

          potato or sausage soup. stew is just soup with less liquid, lol.

        2. chefj RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 02:20 PM

          I would agree with your Beer-Cheddar soup
          Here is a couple to get you started but there are lots of good ones out there with all sorts of variations, Bacon, Jalapenos, Chipotle, Cauliflower Etc...

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            berkleybabe RE: chefj Feb 21, 2012 02:43 PM

            Thanks, exactly what I wanted! Trying tomorrow.

          2. kattyeyes RE: berkleybabe Feb 21, 2012 02:47 PM

            I made a variation of Bittman's Ale, Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup. It was delicious!

            With you on straight up cheddar 'n ale (the one with shredded carrots). That's ALWAYS a fave.

            1. ithimis RE: berkleybabe Feb 23, 2012 09:32 AM


              personally I think the Brown Ale would be better than the pale ale the recipe author used.

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                fourunder RE: berkleybabe Feb 23, 2012 12:36 PM

                Corned Beef & Cabbage Soup....

                1. paulj RE: berkleybabe Feb 23, 2012 02:13 PM

                  Danish beer and bread soup, as featured on Babbet's Feast

                  1. coll RE: berkleybabe Feb 24, 2012 03:56 AM

                    I like a strong beer in my lentil soup.

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