A couple weeks ago I shared my experience with Drybar and Goose Island. Since then, the folks over at Goose Island were kind enough to send me a couple six-packs and blocks of cheese that I shared with friends last Friday. We had a little happy hour of our own in the backyard.
Along with divine beers and cheeses, I received a salad dressing recipe. I’ve never used, or heard of, beer being used as an ingredient in a salad – that I had to try. As usual, I doctored it up a bit. 🙂
Salad// chopped pears, chopped romaine lettuce, chopped kale, chopped spinach [crumbled goat cheese is recommended but we ended up eating it on the side!]
Dressing// 1 tblsp champagne vinegar [I used pino grigio vinegar], 1/2 tblsp honey, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 tblsp lemon zest, 4 tblsp E.V.O.O., salt, and 3/4 cup Urban Wheat Ale
Mix all of the ingredients together except the beer! Add it last, sloooowwwlllyyy, and stir. Toss within the salad and enjoy!
As luck would have it, the next day I traveled to Lake Charles, Louisiana for a roller derby bout. We won, hit up the after party, and were very excited to see Goose Island on tap! ‘Twas quite a tasty weekend!
Thanks again to the very nice people at Goose Island for sending over such an amazing package. If you ever see a tap with a big ol’ goose head on it, make sure to try it out! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Celebratory @GooseIsland beers at Chicageaux Bar! (While the footage is playing, too!) #winning #rollerderby pic.twitter.com/GRD1Hb9uBh
— roxy (@grrrfeisty) April 27, 2014