Monday, May 24, 2010


When I was in Top Foods selecting beer snobby beers to purchase, Stone's Smoked Porter caught my eye. Mainly, because it was on sale. I also love me a good Porter.
I was especially excited when I saw that the brewing company was nerdy enough to list food pairings on the back of the bottle, a brand of snobbery usually only reserved for wine. They said that the porter is, "Amazing with fine chocolates, cheesecake and other rich desserts. And pretty damn good with a PB&J sandwich.*"

The asterisk on the bottom led to this wording, a detailed description of what they meant when they said "PB&J sandwich":
Sourdough bread, chunky-style all natural peanut butter and blackberry preserves? It's motherfucking on.

I purchased the beer, and headed home to have my epic PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME event.

This recipe is so complicated, I think only a pictoral will do.



Serving Suggestion:

Fin! (With a baseball bat.)

P.S. The beer was a bit hoppier than most porters, which is typical for Stone. They're famous for their IPA. I dislike the bitter tase of most IPAs I've had. That said, the pairing was still mighty tasty, and the beer did have a delightful smoky flavor. Also, Crofter's Superfruit Spread is the best jelly I've had in my entire life, and I've had some badass jelly. Definitely a fun experiment. :)