Beer and exercise probably do not sound like a “perfect” match to most, at first… But you might be quite surprised to learn that science is starting to show us that we might have been wrong in thinking that beer and “getting shredded”, did not belong in the same conversation. That’s what we will discuss in the blog, today! Now, I have said it before, but I have to say it again; I am not a medical professional, and this is not meant to provide any medical advice. What I will do, is share information with you published by medical and scientific professionals so you don’t have to hunt for it yourself!
Germany loves beer, but what you may not have known is that for a very long time, many German endurance athletes have “sworn” by its merit as a “post-training” beverage. It’s not just Germany either, this philosophy is catching a lot of attention across the world, due to new research. For that reason, athletes foreign and domestic alike, are feeling a lot less guilty about that after workout beer. You are probably wondering what the science says about that, now, right? Well let’s take a look, shall we?
Beer and Muscle Soreness: Physical training and sore muscles tend to go together like ham and cheese, but a 2014 study in the International Journal of Kinesiology and Sport Science found that the athletes they observed reported a reduction in “perceived muscle soreness” after drinking beer versus a placebo. I don’t know about you, but I am already, SOLD! Who “likes” being sore?
Beer and Kidney Health: It likely comes as no surprise that intense exercise can cause dehydration, and dehydrat
Alright, that is it! If I had a dollar for every time, I was asked about making NA homebrew, I could buy a lot of commercial NA beer! Seriously though, it comes up ALL THE TIME, so I thought, “ya know what? Let’s just go ahead and oblige these fine people, already.” So here we stand; you excited? Don’t answer that or do if the answer is “yes”. Moving right along… heh, heh, heh.
What you may not know is that most NA beer starts as “regular” beer containing alcohol. That means that your a
Here we go again… I have decided to bring you yet another beer-bread recipe! To be fair, you asked for it! You might be saying “but Ashley, you already gave us the most spectacular trub bread recipe and we plan to canonize you for it…” Okay, okay, so you probably aren’t saying that “exactly” but who’s checking? Anyway, this truly is a BEER bread, as beer will be providing most of your wet volume in the recipe.
This BEER BREAD is hearty and flavorful so don’t expect it to be just like that stuff you buy at the store, this bread has substance and it’s probably going to wreck your diet if you are on one, but life is short, and this is DELICIOUS! A small note I need to emphasize; SIFT YOUR FLOUR into your measuring cup. If you do not own a sifter, that’s okay just sprinkle the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon, instead of “scooping” it from the bag or canister. Sifting puts a tiny pocket of air between each particle of flour and helps you achieve a much lighter texture in the finished product. We want bread… NOT hardtack…unless that’s what you are into!
Without further delay, Let’s make some Beer Bread!
What you will need:
3 cups SIFTED (DO IT. IT’S IMPORTANT) All-Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
1 and ½ cup “lighter” style homebrew (12 ounces) We LOVE Golden Ale for this one.
½ cup melted butter divided into ¼ cup portions.
Here’s How we make it:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and make sure it is nice and evenly hot before you add your bread to bake.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next, add ¼ cup of melted butter and 12 ounces of beer. I like to mix this with my hands until a dough is formed. Be careful, not over-knead or overwork this dough as it can become a bit, though.
Grease a loaf pan and add in the dough. Allow the dough to rest in the pan for 10-15 minutes under a cloth bef
Mild and negligible as they may be for parts of the Country, the subtle signs of spring are starting to appear… With those changes comes lots of new beer releases; not just for us here, at Mr. Beer, but across the craft beer industry. Breweries all over the nation look forward to a flourishing of limited ingredients and inspiration that this season of growth has to offer. It is probably no secret to you that we draw a lot of inspiration for our homebrew recipes, from these anticipated brewery r
Cake and beer, are two things that top many people’s “favorite’s list”, on their own. So, what happens when we combine beer and cake together? Well, REALLY delicious things. Think you are not a baker? Well, if you can crack some eggs, some beer and open a package of cake mix…You my friend, are baker enough! Below you can find two variations of my VERY easy, “Box-Mix-Beer-cake” recipe! All you must do is figure out what version to make, and what beer to use! You can use beer leftover in your ferme