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Recipes for Beer Lovers

Posted by shawnb

In our opinion, beer is a heavyweight culinary ingredient. While it can be great to chase down a burger or slice of pizza, beer can also add a lot of complexity to straightforward dishes. Adding malty depth to fish or an earthy richness to desserts, its versatility can come to life across many different meals. We’ve provided a few of our favorite beer-filled recipes to bring you inspiration in the kitchen.

Gluek Honey Milkshake

What better way to enjoy a beer than in a milkshake? The sweetness of honey and ice cream balance the malt and acidity of the beer for a rich, creamy flavor. This grown-up version of the classic treat is perfect for your next celebration or date-night at home.

1 Servings


1 cup Gluek Beer
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons honey
Whipped cream and cherries for garnish


  1. Combine beer, ice cream and honey in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into chilled pint glasses and top with whipped cream and cherries.

Feel free to adjust ingredients to taste–some like it boozier than others!

Beer-Battered Baked Cod

A classic recipe that would make any salty fisherman proud. The foam from the beer works to slow the heating process of the fish, allowing the outside to crisp quickly and beautifully while the inside bakes gently. Enjoy this delightful preparation with a cold Gluek Beer – a match made in heaven!

4-6 Servings

2 lbs cod, cut into thick strips
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 cup cold Gluek Beer
1 egg, beaten
1 ½ tbs vegetable oil
Thinly sliced green onions and lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Clean and pat dry cod fillets with paper towels. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Meanwhile, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a large bowl. Slowly add Gluek Beer and the egg to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  3. Lightly coat a baking pan with the vegetable oil. Dip the cod fillets in the batter and allow excess to drip off. Place in the baking pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Garnish with green onion and lemon wedges, and serve with your favorite tartar sauce.

Replace cod with zucchini and omit the egg for a vegan version.

Maple Beer Bread

This quick bread couldn’t be easier, and is great for feeling cozy when the seasons begin to change. The beer adds a hearty complexity to the sweet maple flavor. Make an extra loaf to share at the office, or for a welcome gift for new neighbors.

Note: The maple syrup can be replaced with an equal amount of honey or white sugar.

8 Servings

9”x5” loaf pan

3 cups self-rising flour
4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 ½ cups Gluek Beer


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease the loaf pan with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  2. Mix the flour, remaining 3 tablespoons melted butter, maple syrup and beer until just combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the top comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a plate.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

A German-inspired recipe brings old-world flavors to this barbecue staple. Plus, it can simmer in the slow cooker while you cheer on your favorite team or spend a lazy afternoon Sunday with the family.

Note: Caraway is a pungent spice used in many traditional German dishes. If you can’t find caraway, or don’t like the flavor, substitute with ground cumin.

Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker

8-12 Servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 lbs boneless pork butt or pork shoulder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground caraway seed (see note above)
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1 ½ cups Gluek Beer
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard


  1. Mix paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, caraway, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture all over the pork.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and brown the sides of the pork, about 3-4 minutes total.
  3. Put the onions in the slow cooker and place the pork on top.
  4. Whisk together the beer, brown sugar and mustard. Pour the mixture over the pork.
  5. Cook on high for 1 hour, then turn cooker to low for 5-7 hours, or until the pork shreds easily.
  6. Shred the pork with forks and mix the well with the liquid in the slow cooker.
  7. Serve alone, or on buns – try it with Sauerkraut for even more German flavor!

Meet The Beer Lover Behind The Gluek Recipe

Posted by shawnb

Ray Klimovitz is no ordinary beer aficionado. He’s a master. A brewmaster to be exact, tracing his path through the beer world back to the 60s. Working up and down the east coast and then making his way inland to Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee and Stroh in Detroit, Ray has spent decades crafting his resumé.

Using his expert palate and years of experience, Ray is one of the beer lovers bringing Gluek into the modern era. To accomplish this, Ray has kept in mind Gluek’s heritage and original formula from 1857 that includes a variety of hops available in European beers. As a brewer deeply familiar with German-style beers, honoring the original malty caramel flavor and light crystal clarity were a must.

The end result was a Bohemian Pilsener with a noble hop aroma and biting bitter flavor that sets it apart from other pilseners you’d find at the liquor store. As we transition out of the summer months in Minnesota, Gluek makes a lovely companion to heartier meals of autumn. Ray himself isn’t so picky about what food might pair though. “It might go with some nice red meat… Maybe a steak? Or a hamburger?” We’ll cheers to that.

We couldn’t be happier about the final Bohemian Pils recipe. Reach out on our social media pages, we’d love to know what you think too.

Beer Yoga 101

Posted by shawnb

The hottest new trend in 2017 seems to be frankensteining trends into new, even more buzzworthy trends. Whether it’s beer and robots or dogs and yoga, pop culture can’t seem to stop creating these super-trends. Here’s one we picked out just for you, beer lover: Beer yoga.

To get a little bit more info on what Beer yoga entails, we spoke with yoga instructor Annie Krohn about the classes she leads at Utepils Brewery that combine all things sudzy and zen.

Can you introduce yourself and say a bit about your background with yoga and beer?
My name is Annie Krohn. I’ve practiced yoga for 10 years and have taught for the last three.
I manage a studio of 30 employees right now. I got into yoga after I became my sister’s primary caregiver and was looking for alternative caregiving practices. I’m actually more of a wine lover than a beer lover but I really do enjoy both.

Where did the idea for Beer yoga come from?
I went to Colorado a while ago and saw some news about it becoming bigger out there so that’s where the interest came from. I recently got connected with Utepils and started working there as well. There seemed like so much opportunity with a really nice space for community gatherings and events. It’s a much more affordable space to offer a yoga class than at a regular studio. It just seemed like a great way to get people out to a space to just move. Plus, the beer is an incentive for men to join, especially the kinds of men who don’t take yoga seriously.

What do you feel the introduction of beer does to the yoga practice?
Like I said, my goal is to get people to a space to move. Getting them out of desk chairs, whatever. That’s number one. It also takes yoga to people outside of a “yoga” studio. No pretension, no formality, just doing yoga and drinking beer at the end. I have to say, too, I believe everything can be perfect in moderation. I think it can be a really positive thing. Lots of different habitual mindful practices can be really beneficial to your health. It can even feel a little naughty, which can be good for some people.

Do you think Beer yoga is a trend that will die out?
I hope it’s not a trend! It’s really important to use non-traditional spaces and practices to encourage yoga and movement. I see it as a good thing… the collaborative aspect is very important too and can be mutually beneficial for small businesses that can work together. Some people take it too far and just try to combine every trend to make a super trend. Even as a yogi, I tend to scoff at a lot of yoga trends. Have you heard of Goat Yoga? They have goats running around. I’m about yoga first, not gimmicks. Beer yoga is just a great way to get a community to a space.

What effect do you think Beer yoga can have for people/communities?
Yoga isn’t the same alone. The same goes for drinking beer. It’s about a social connection, coming to a class and being social. I’d hope that the beer aspect lets people know that yoga is for a wide range of people. It’s for real people, not just the people you see on Instagram. I eat meat, I drink wine, I drink beer. I’m a real person too, even as a yogi, and I just want to be able to reach more people with yoga practices.

How would you advise people to prepare for their first Beer yoga experience?

You can catch Annie at Utepils Brewery every Sunday for a session.

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