Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

It’s official! This weekend kicks off the SEC football season and you will want to get grillin’ with these recipes and beer pairings. 

 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe   This recipe for baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious and are the perfect crowd-pleaser for sports’ fans.

Pair with Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale. The dry cascade hops are the perfect balance to those wet ribs.

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter   The lime is a new twist on the grilled salmon and brings out the flavors of this seafood staple.

Pair with Bell’s Oberon Ale This light but flavorful wheat beer is the complement to any seafood dish.

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings   Dry rubs come in all spices, flavors, and levels of heat. This recipe packs a punch of spice without causing flames to shoot out of your mouth and somewhere else.

Pair with a Chimay Triple Belgian Beer   If you are serving chicken you can’t go wrong with a solid Belgian beer. Chimay delivers the right balance of bitter and light wheat. 

Kick Off the College Football Season With These BBQ Recipes and Beer Pairings

Easy Grilled Steak Recipe  This simple recipe from Chowhound is literally just three ingredients: New York Strip, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.

Pair with Green Flash West Coast IPA  A blend of five hops with hints of floral but just a dash of citrus will bring out the juice and taste of that grilled steak.

 

Scientists Working on Probiotic Beer

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The term “beer gut” is about to take on a new meaning. Well, in a good way if Japanese scientists can make it happen. Currently, a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are developing a brew that will contain probiotics.

You may have heard of probiotics in those annoying commercials with women spooning down yogurt because they are either constipated, have diarrhea or both. Turns out, probiotics do have plenty of benefits for your stomach.

If successful this new beer will contain Lactobacillus paracasei L26 or basically a strain of bacteria first found in the intestines of humans and is known to boost the immune system and break down viruses and toxins.

Remember that yogurt mentioned earlier? The idea for a probiotic was born from a probiotic dairy product that student and researcher Chan Mei Zhi Alcine drank every day. While putting probiotics into beer is a genius idea it comes with challenges. For starters, cultures and bacteria naturally occur and grow in dairy. Beer, on the other hand, contains acids from hops that pretty much prevent an environment where probiotics can thrive and grow.

In fact, it took Ms. Chan around the same time as a full-term pregnancy to birth the right balance for this recipe. The beer will take around a month to make and is expected to have a sour and tart taste with just a 3.5 percent alcohol level.

Currently, there is a patent pending on this beer and if you’re goaded you can finally claim that this beer is actually good for you. No word yet on when vitamin beer will be in the works.