Bar Food’s Ascension in the Frothy Golden Age of American Beer
The U.S. is home to over 2,500 breweries, crafting delicious cold drafts. Elevating the food we eat with these brews beyond wings, global trotting John Holl makes a stop at the intersection of where food and beer meet. In The American Craft Beer Cookbook, John pairs the perfect pint of American beer with 155 recipes, bringing gastropub grub to a crescendo. I went straight for the Grilled Diver Scallops with fall vegetable shish kebabs and hazelnut butter. Paired with a Saranac Bohemian Pilsner, it’s flawless! Pulled pork is a beer cuisine staple, but the beer-braised pulled pork is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. At $20, John Holl’s The American Craft Beer Cookbook is THE bar food bible. It will make you thirsty just at first glance.