If there's a dip bowl at a party, Erica is guaranteed to be within an arms-reach radius of it all night (while reminding herself what an appropriate shared dip-to-chip ratio is). When she recently discovered the Southern favorite, pimento cheese - she immediately felt the need to make up for all her years without it by creating a beer-fueled version of her own. The structure of pimento cheese is pretty simple: shredded cheese (usually a combination of cheddar), mayo, and a jar of chopped sweet pimento peppers - but from there it seems everyone has a twist on spices and additions to make it their own. Our version employs the fresh pepper taste (and light heat) of our Jalapeño Saison (but any light, flavorful beer will work) melted into a cheese sauce then mixed into the traditional base for a pleasant beery kick. And if you can manage to resist eating the entire bowl in pure dip form - it also makes for an amazing grilled cheese.
Brooklyn Brew Shop is a Brooklyn, NY based food start up dedicated to helping people easily make beer, cider, bubbly & food that's as good as (if not better than) the world's best breweries and restaurants.