Beer could be the star of the hors d’oeuvres at your next dinner party — in jelly form.
Potlicker Kitchen makes a slew of different varieties of the stuff, including Black India Pale Ale, Hefeweizen with Orange, Oatmeal Stout and something called the Heady Jelly made with Alchemist Brewery’s Heady Topper. Each jar is made with a different beer and includes a suggested food pairing. We’re already thinking about trying out the Apricot Ale with some bacon sticky buns.
Similar to fruit jellies, these jars of wiggling beer are made with boiled beer, sugar and pectin, according to Bloomberg. Alcohol is naturally cooked out, so spreading some India Pale Ale on your toast will not — sadly — give you a buzz. But all the floral flavors are there. The trend seems to be picking up, as shown by the scores of homemade beer jelly peddlers on Etsy.
In other beer news, a brewery in Los Angeles released something called the Srirachelada — a mix between a michelada and the wildly popular red rooster sauce — last week. Some of the ingredients in the Srirachelada include, well, Sriracha, juiced pickled banana peppers and Worcestershire sauce. The bottle directs drinkers to enjoy the spicy liquid over ice and to share. Sounds like a perfect Saturday morning to us.