Godon Can

The Beer of the Week is Gordon from Oskar Blues in Colorado.

Gordon in a Glass

One of the other breweries in America experimenting with putting craft brews in Cans, Oskar Blues makes several beers including their delicious Ten-FIDY Imperial Stout.    They describe Gordon as a hybrid between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA.  To me it ends up closer to the Double IPA.  Delcious, in any case.

In regards the name, I’ll quote from their website, “We brew Gordon in tribute to the late Gordon Knight. In addition to opening some of Colorado’s first microbreweries, Knight was a Vietnam vet, grade-A citizen, and huge promoter of craft beer. He lost his life in 2002 while fighting a wild fire outside of Lyons, Colorado.”

Gordon Crushed

Obligatory crushed can shot.

Miss Clementine

I don’t know how Gordon Knight felt about cats, but Ms. Clementine approves of the beer named after him.

Mac And Cheese Friday Night

The usual Mac and Cheese…

1 cup milk, 1 cup chicken stock. I only use two tablespoons each of butter and enough flour to make a stiff roux. Add the milk and stock to the roux. I add a bit of nutmeg and cayenne to my sauce and stir in a bunch of cheese. In this case it was Vintage White Cheddar from Marathon Cheese Company and some garlic cheese curds that were getting a bit old. I sauté mushrooms with 1/2 onion, fresh thyme, deglaze with wine or vermouth, then combine with the cheese sauce, and mix with the pasta. Cover with bread crumbs and bake in a 325 degree oven until browned.

I thought this little pasta porthole was funny looking.

Miss Sweetpea was quite happy for me to get home…