I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Budweiser. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
We had some fun the other night with friends Jessica and Shane for a taste testing of the new Project 12 beers by Budweiser. We tasted all of them with some poppy seed crackers. We wanted to have some cheese but I forgot it. However, I had back up tortellini chili which they all enjoyed. After tasting all three of the special edition beers we agreed that the North Pacific Lager is the best out of the three. Any of these can be picked up through the end of the year.
The least favorite was the Vanilla Bourbon Cask in which I decided to use to make honey beer bread. That recipe is below. It will be served up with loaded potato soup for a delicious week night dinner with the colder weather that is on its way in.
“Project 12” started in the early spring when Budweiser’s 12 brewmasters across America were asked to write a unique beer recipe worthy of the Budweiser name. After internal discussion and debate, six of the recipes were chosen to be brewed in small batches. Now, after a summer-long nationwide sampling effort involving thousands of consumers at dozens of events, U.S. beer drinkers have provided feedback, which helped Budweiser decide which three beers would be available for sale in a limited-edition sampler pack this fall.
The “winning” recipes, named for the ZIP Code in which the beer was originally brewed, are from brewmasters at the Budweiser breweries in Los Angeles, St. Louis and Williamsburg, Va.
Don’t forget to stop by and ‘like’ Budweiser’s Facebook page. Below is the yummy honey beer bread that will pair perfect with one of these special edition beers and a hearty potato soup this winter.
I put a slit down the top for a little decoration. If you would like your bread smoother, just smooth it out before baking. I really love the rustic texture.
Without further ado here is the recipe!
- 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups Vanilla Bourbon Cask beer
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two 9" x 5" loaf pans.
- Mix the flour, honey, olive oil, and the beer in a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment. Once it clumps just form a large oval ball. Push into loaf pans and smooth top.
- Bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the top of the loaf comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack to cool. Slice when cool to serve.