Did you know that September is National Honey Month? We didn’t want to close it out without paying homage to one of our most popular
beers. Our Irish Red Ale with Honey is a favorite, and for good reason. Warm, robust, and beautifully amber, our Irish Red is smoothed out with wildflower honey which we specially chose for its unique flavor profile. Clover honey is more common, but after numerous taste tests we decided the wildflower variety was the best for our recipe.
Did you know that honey comes in a rainbow of colors and flavors? It can be a very dark brown or a light gold. The appearance, texture, and taste of honey is dependent on the nectar source. Such as wildflowers versus clover, avocado flowers, orange blossoms, or alfalfa.
Wildflower honey is truly unique because it can vary slightly from year to year based on what blooms! While the mixture maintains certain flavor characteristics from year to year, it won’t ever be EXACTLY the same as the year before. One of the reasons people love wildflower honey is that, much like wine, it documents the weather and conditions of any given year. It’s as wild and free as the flowers it came from.
What better way to celebrate National Honey Month than a simple, delicious Honey Beer Bread with Honey Butter? It’s a quick and easy side item for dinner, a sweet & savory snack, or maybe a great way to enjoy beer for breakfast!
Honey Beer Bread
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 SMB Irish Red Ale with Honey
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3+ tbsp butter
- Whisk dry ingredients together
- Mix in beer and honey
- Grease a bread pan with butter
- Pour bread mixture into pan
- Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes until top is golden, coating the top with melted butter mid-bake.
- 12 tbsp softened, unsalted butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Use a hand beater or immersion blender to mix all ingredients
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator, but bring to room temperature when ready to serve