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Rahr Stormcloud IPA Braised Chicken Thighs

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4 chicken thighs

6 oz. Rahr & Sons Stormcloud IPA beer

6 oz. chicken stock

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped carrots

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp. tomato paste

4-5 sprigs fresh thyme

1/2 lemon

salt & pepper to taste


1. Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel, then season on all sides with salt & pepper.

2. Brown the chicken in a Dutch-oven type pot in vegetable oil over high heat, then remove and hold on for later.

3. Into the already hot Dutch-oven pot, add in carrots, celery, onions, garlic and tomato paste; stir well together over continued high heat for 1 full minute.

4. Deglaze with the beer and stock, stir once, and add in remaining ingredients (except for lemon), then cover with a tight fitting lid.

5. Place in the oven at 225 degrees, and cook for 2 hours. Remove from the oven, add in a fresh squeeze of lemon juice, and stir.

** Optional: Add in a couple of freshly chopped jalapeƱos for some extra kick.

Rahr Summertime Wheat Orange Vinaigrette


4 oz. Rahr & Sons Summertime Wheat beer

2 oz. orange juice

1 lemon, juice only

1 shallot, minced

1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest

1/2 tsp. honey

1 pinch hot smoked paprika

2 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard

4 1/2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. kosher salt

3-4 sprigs fresh cilantro, roughly torn by hand


1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl except for the oil, and whisk together thoroughly.

2. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking until all is incorporated.

** Use as a dressing for grilled vegetables or as a marinade for meats.

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