I don’t remember if I was joking or not when I asked my husband if I should create a hop flavored beer pickle. Even if I had been, the way his eyes lit up meant that I absolutely had to make it happen. What a crazy idea, beer flavored pickles!
Well, after a bunch of work designing the recipe – making sure the acid level was right, planning flavors to compliment the style of beer, etc – I was disappointed to learn that Dogfish Head Brewery beat me to it, with theirHop-Pickle from Brooklyn Brine. Boo! I hate it when I have a great idea, only to find that someone got there first!
Anyway, these pickles are fabulous.
Find the recipe here: http://www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog/2012/09/06/hoppy-ipa-pickles-recipe/