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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lager Library: The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook

The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook by John Schlimm is described as a landmark collection of recipes that were gathered over a 10 year period. It's hard to argue with the fact that Schlimm has pulled together an impressive collection of main courses, soups, sauces and cakes, along with a an inspiring array of mixed drinks made with beer.

The 351 page book (Cumberland House Publishing: $26.95) starts with appetizers and runs through desserts. Schlimm is a member of the Straub family, a six-generation family of brewers in St. Marys, Pa. Among the drink recipes in the book is one called St. Marys Rootbeer.

1 ounce Galliano
1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce Cola
2.5 ounces Club Soda
1 Teaspoon Beer

Combine Galliano, Kahlua and Cola in a shaker over crushed iced and shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice cubes. Add club soda and beer.

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