Brown Ale Braised Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

brown ale lamb shankWinter is coming. And that means two things: there are plenty of excuses for cracking into Imperial stouts and other dense, dark varieties; and itโ€™s time to bust out the slow cooker for some warm and hearty fare to match.

With Motherโ€™s Day this weekend past, it was time to treat mum to some melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooked goodness and, as an aside, continue in my attempt to convert my father away from his macro-lager ways by introducing Continue reading

F1 China: Hong Shao Rou with Nut Brown Ale

Closeup red braised pork brown aleI’m playing catch-up with my F1 pairing posts at the moment. I knew it was ambitious when taking it on and the last couple of weeks, post-Brewsvegas, I haven’t committed enough time to the blog as I would have liked. Nevertheless, I’m cracking on and determined to complete a post for each race, however late.

With the Chinese GP held in Shanghai last weekend, I embarked on making Continue reading