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 it’s time to bust out the slow cooker for some warm and hearty fare to match.

With Mother’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