Vermont’s finest craft beers now come in a jelly jar!
Food Loves Beer Editors
POTLICKER BEER JELLY
Now, you can have your beer for breakfast without the guilt. Just spread a little Potlicker beer jelly on your toast. Of course, this beer jelly is not only for breakfast. You can enjoy it all day long by serving it with cheese platters, on baked goods or in sandwiches, and it works great as a glaze for meats, too.
The creation of Nancy and Walter Warner, Vermont-based Potlicker Kitchen produces small-batch jams featuring local breweries. The flavor profiles range from IPA, Green Mountain Ale, and Apricot Ale to Black IPA, Porter, and Oatmeal Stout.
We first met Nancy and Walter at the autumn NYC Craft Beer Festival, and our initial sampling of their beer-infused jellies left us immediately smitten. We went straight for a dollop of the Heady Jelly since it was the closest we'd come to a taste of the Alchemist Brewery's Heady Topper in New York. We weren't disappointed. The jelly was rich and fruity with a blast of hop flavor and a hint of malt sweetness. We recently chatted with Nancy again at the Festival’s spring session, and she is as sweet as her delicious beer jellies. This time, she enticed us with a sample of her Brooklyn Lager and Galaxy IPA jellies.
A food and craft beer lover after our own hearts, Nancy has succeeded in creating jellies that taste like beer; so much so, we almost can't believe our taste buds. Potlicker Kitchen also produces wine jellies and other artisan jams, but we’re sweet on the beer jellies — for obvious reasons. When we finally stopped eating beer jelly with a spoon, we made Oven Barbecued Spareribs with Porter Jelly Glaze.
Visit Nancy’s blog, thePotlicker, where she shares her own recipes and other delicious ways to serve her winning line of jellies!
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