Poppa’s Day Beer Breaky

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Girls, boys, mothers, friends. We have an announcement that isn’t exactly new news. This Sunday is dedicated to all the poppas out there, Father’s Day if you’re a little thick.

On Mother’s Day, serving momma’s brunch, sippin’ mimosas and smellin’ flowers ‘n stuff is the norm, but at School House Booze we like to do things differently. We’re the cool teachers. Who says our ‘ol daddio’s can’t be treated to a fancy brunch too? Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like beer muffins right? ‘Cause if a man’s gonna eat a muffin there better be beer in it!

And if there’s beer in it, it better have gone Rogue (see what we did there? Tell that to your dad. Dad’s love puns). Don’t be fooled by its bright pink bottle – this is a STRONG, manly beer! Just look at that testosterone-y gingerbread MAN. Everyone knows it’s the most masculine of the baked goods variety. Is your dad manly enough to take a pretzel dagger to the heart?! We thought so. Pour him a glass.

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Rogue Beer, Voodoo Doughnut Tasting Review

With an unexpected dark colour, this ale is surprisingly all natural. You’d think that a beer with flavours ranging from donuts, chocolate, raspberries AND pretzels would be as fake as a tube of pringles. One whiff immediately transported us to the back of a bakery. Ever wondered what it would be like to shove your face into black forest cake? Ya got it. The aromas matched exactly what was advertised on the bottle. Breadiness? Cocoa? Tart raspberries? Check, check check.

Though the nose loves the smells, all those things might not taste good in liquid form. With bated breath we took a sip and were happy to find that it was more beer than baked good. It tasted like a carbonic ale with mild chocolate undertones complimenting subtle vanilla and raspberry notes. We can thank Rogue Farms Dare Malts for the pasty-esque flavours.

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Brownie Points for Dad

Walk poppa through a blind tasting of Voodoo Doughnut before revealing it in all its pink glory. He’ll be impressed by how much you know, and thanks to all your wise knowledge, he’ll be the dadliest catch on the block.

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Rogue Beer Muffins

Beer Breaky for Your Old Man

What y’all Need:

4 tsp baking powder

2.5 oz dark chocolate

½ tsp ginger

½ tsp cloves

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

½ cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 ¾ cups Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale

½ cup walnuts

a pinch of salt

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Preheat oven to 370 F. In a medium bowl combine beer, vanilla salt and sugar. Pro tip: adding the salt and sugar to the beer allows them to dissolve so that they can evenly disperse their tasty goodness through your muffins.

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Chop the dark chocolate into small chunks. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. The beer and baking powder will work to cause the muffin tops to rise.

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Adding half a cup at a time, gently fold the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Don’t get carried away now, try not to over mix.

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Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to dole out an equal amount of batter into each muffin tin cavity. Load them up – fill ’em almost to the top.

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Sprinkle the sugar and walnuts on the tops of the muffins.

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Pop them in the oven, bake for 15 mins and serve warm. Collect “Dad’s Favourite Child Award”. Thank us later.

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Dubbed as the Tipsy Teachers, we ask the questions we were once too afraid to ask; what’s the difference between ales and lagers? Shaken and stirred? Do bitters make your drink bitter? Wait… you’re supposed to sip tequila? What’s on tap and what does draught even mean?

Before starting out on this boozy adventure, we found ourselves ordering the same drink all the time and came to the conclusion that there’s more to life than a vodka cran. Now we’re on a mission to learn all things alcohol and share our new knowledge with our readers!

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