Category Archives: Beer

Cooking with FLBC Beer, Part 1

Many recipes – including soups, main dishes, and even sweets – can all be flavored with beer. Adding your favorite craft beer to a dish can bring a range of flavors, from rich and earthy to sweet and nutty. If you are a fan of cooking with beer, or are interested in trying it out, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite beer recipes from Chef Deanna McCann. Head on over to the Flathead Lake Brewing Company, grab your favorite beer, and get cookin’! BEER CHEESE SOUP WITH DOCK START AMBER INGREDIENTS 1/2 C butter 1 onion 1 C flour

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Introducing Le Cygne, Biere de Garde

In less than six hours, we will be tapping the first beer in our North Shore Barrel Aging Project. Our Bière de Garde, named Le Cygne after the beautiful Swan Mountains of the Flathead Valley, is a French farmhouse style ale. This style is a strong pale ale or keeping beer traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. We have aged ours right here in Bigfork, Montana in oak wine casks for five months to bring a woody and red wine flavor to this complex, slightly tart, old world beer. Le Cygne is brewed with light Caramel and Aromatic malts, and

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Introducing the Lone Walker Ale

This summer we’ve introduced a new beer that we crafted exclusively in honor of Glacier National Park. We wanted to brew a light, easy drinking beer that would act as a refreshing treat to enjoy after a long trek into our beautiful Montana wilderness. So what did we come up with? The Lone Walker Ale, coming in at 4.5% ABV and 23 IBUs. Our tribute to the majestic National Park was named in honor of Lone Walker Mountain, which is situated immediately southwest of Upper Two Medicine Lake along the Continental Divide. This specialty brew is only available in a

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FLBC Cans Have Hit the Shelves!

You may have seen them in stores, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed a few, but in case you haven’t had the pleasure yet, we’re excited to announce our cans have made their debut all over Northwestern Montana. After months of selecting packaging materials, fine tuning designs, and learning our new equipment from Wild Goose Canning, three of our favorite styles have made it to six-packs! Our light and refreshing Wild Mile Wheat, the smooth and well-bodied Bufflehead Brown, and our crisp Centennial IPA can now all be enjoyed in a vessel that is a great pack in/pack out option on any Montana

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Sour Beer: A Lesson in Time and Patience

“Wow that is sour” followed by “I have never tasted a beer like this before” is usually the response from first time sour drinkers. This growing style is shaking up our taste buds and changing our pallets. Some craft beer drinkers may not be as familiar with this style, or just want to learn more, so here is a run-down of the basics of what you should know about sours. Sour beer was traditionally brewed in Belgium and referred to as Farmhouse Ales. Before commercial yeast was available, farmers who brewed beer for their local community spontaneously fermented beer in open

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