Fun Fact

Beer is often used in cooking, however not all the alcohol evaporates during the process. When alcohol is added to boiling water and removed from heat, 85% is retained; after 15 minutes cooking time, 40% is retained; after 2.5 hours cooking time, only 5% is retained.

Pairs with: Cannery Brewing IPA

Recipe submitted by: Louis Richer


  • 1 kg of lean stewing meat
  • 1 tablespoon of beef base
  • 3 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 celery branch 6 centimeters long in 4 sections
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large onions cut in chunks
  • 2 cups of baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of diced tomatoes from a can
  • 1.25 cups of Naramata Nut Brown Ale
  • 1/3 cup of tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sage
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut the beef in cubes of 4 to 5 centimeters and place in a deep pot with 1 tablespoon of canola oil.
  2. Add the flour, cayenne pepper, sage, salt and pepper and mix.
  3. Add the rest of the canola oil, put the heat at medium - high.
  4. Add beef mix until the cubes are brown.
  5. Add the beer, the onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes and tomato juice and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours.

Prepares 6 servings. Preparation time 15 minutes; cooking time 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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