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About- Chelsea Mitchell

Chelsea Mitchell

Chelsea Mitchell

Just a girl trying to cook with beer. I'm a St. Louis Cardinals die-hard fan, lover of saisons and my hero is Leslie Knope. In my free time (outside of grad school and PorchDrinking) I write for my personal blog, Drink and Spoon. If you want to find me, I'll be at the breweries or in the kitchen!

Posts By Chelsea Mitchell

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 9, 2014 |

This week, find out a little about yourself from the beer you drink. Also, be jealous (or lucky if you’re there) that Oregon has two craft beer weeks overlapping. Finally, there’s big news for Mikkeller, 3 Floyds, and The Bruery – all in this edition of the Growler Fill.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Round-up

June 2, 2014 |

Once again, beer saves the world. This week, we show you who to avoid while drinking craft beer, why science+beer is amazing, and how new breweries are reviving smalls towns. Overall, it seems like a great time to be a … Read More

Cooking with Beer | Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing

May 29, 2014 |

Salad dressing and beer: two things that I love. One thing I hate… is salad. Now you may ask, how could you like salad dressing but you don’t like salad? Because I’m smart and because eating leaves is just gross. Like I claim in my bio, I’m just like Leslie Knope and we both ‘hate salad and other disgusting things.’ Seriously though, who was the first person to look down at the ground and decide that they wanted to nom on some grass? It’s not good and I refuse to give in to this veggie loving society. Instead, I will dip my pizza, fries and mozzarella sticks in ranch. I will marinate all my meat in Italian dressing and I will coat every patty melt in 1000 island. That’s just how I roll.

Le Freak Grapefruit Dressing

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 26, 2014 |

Learn some more about beer, stay extremely classy, and if you’re in Europe, attend a craft beer festival. There are new inventions, new beer inspired products, and even some new brews with a cause in this week’s beer news roundup.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 19, 2014 |

Get a new name, take home some good beer, and find out where to go for your next beer destination vacation. This Growler Fill will help you do this and so much more with this week’s beer news .

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 12, 2014 |

Many events occurred over the last week and exciting things are about to happen. This week’s Growler Fill celebrates the end of a bill, the beginning of a microbrewery, and much more. Also – prepare your livers because its about to be American Craft Beer Week. As if we needed an excuse to drink more craft beer…

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Stone Brewing Company | Spröcketbier Debut

May 7, 2014 |

Two regular guys set out to brew a simple beer that ended up taking over the world. Well, that is, if you call two Stone Brewing Company veterans with a decade of combined experience “regular guys” and consider winning Stone’s … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 5, 2014 | 1

A lot news has occurred in the beer world in the recent past. Some good, some bad. I’ve put together the weekly growler so you can catch up on anything you missed. I can’t tell what I want to do more right now: grill a steak or conduct a drinking experiment. Maybe I’ll do both.
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Cooking with Beer | Fried Beer-Battered Avocados

April 27, 2014 | 2

Here it goes again, another recipe about Cooking with Beer. This one should really be called ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Frying Beer-Battered Avocados’ or ‘Kitchen Failures: Avocado Edition.’ Luckily, the saying held true and the third time really was a charm. Frying avocados sounded amazing but figuring out the right way to accomplish the task wasn’t easy. The first time around, the batter was too thick and I forgot some ingredients (so don’t drink too much before cooking). The second attempt, the batter still didn’t seem right and the avocados turned to mush. The third time, well, it was perfection. The batter was crispy and full of flavorful hops from the Upslope IPA. The avocados turned out to be just the right texture. These little crunchy green nuggets tasted great — probably even better to me since I finally conquered what seemed to be an impossible mission. But when you think about it, how could you ever go wrong when beer and avocados are involved?

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You don’t want to ‘Passover’ this Brisket | Cooking with Beer

April 16, 2014 | 2

Happy Passover, Jews and non-Jews! If you’re a shiksa like me, you’ll probably be forced to celebrate one way or another. What is a shiksa, you ask? Oh, just a non-Jewish girl trying to temp a Jewish boy into marriage (I think it might be working). Whoever you are, its always fun to celebrate Passover and all Jewish holidays because they usually require a constant supply of food. And whenever food is involved, there’s always a way to incorporate beer. Along with the latkes and kuge, I decided to slow cook a brisket in beer for 6 hours. The beer of choice was Trippel by New Belgium. This ale is brewed with coriander, which makes it the perfect herbal addition to the dish. It’s also the perfect addition to your belly. Since this recipe requires three bottles, you’ll be forced to buy a six-pack.  I won’t force you to drink the rest but I highly recommend it.

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