For all you Beer Belly brethren who have been with us since the beginning, you may recognize this next menu addition. We’re bringing this old favorite from the Beer Belly vault because…well, because it’s just so freakin’ tasty.
It’s no secret that we love cooking with beer, and this short rib is no exception. We chose Eagle Rock Solidarity because even though it’s a dark beer, it’s fairly week (busting the myth that dark beers are stronger), but it’s just swimming with flavor—hints of chocolate and smoke are a perfect complement to the short rib. The meat is braised in mirepoix* with the bones for extra meaty flavor and that melt-in-your-mouth texture and moistness. If that wasn’t enough, a cheddar puff pastry serves as the starch for this decadent dish, and because we just get you, we spread a little sriracha sauce along the plate for convenient dippage.
*French cooking lesson of the day: Mirepoix is a mixture of celery, carrots and onions, used as a base for sauces, stocks and soups. Bon Apetit!
Beer and Chipotle Braised Short Rib ($15)
Short rib braised in Eagle Rock Solidarity, cheddar puff pastry, roasted short rib jus
Inspired by this ultimate comeback, we’ll be revisiting some old dishes and some classic standby’s this week…
Written by Skyler Okey