NYE Recipes


Check out these quick and delicious NYE recipes, using some of your favorite beer!


2. Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese with Karbach Mother in Lager


1 lb package short pasta (penne, spirals or elbow macaroni)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 cans Karbach Mother in Lager
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
8-oz block sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
8-oz block smoked gouda cheese, grated


Using 1 beer and 1 cup water, bring to a boil in a saucepan and add noodles. Boil until aldente. Strain water. Toss noodles in olive oil and set aside. In a saucepan melt butter and add flour while constantly whisking.
Add milk and 1 beer. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Add in cheeses and spices, mix all together. Place noodles in and oven safe dish. Pour cheese mixture on top. Cook at 375 for 25 minutes.

5. Smoked Whole Goose with Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing
Smoked Whole Goose with Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing, with Freetail Original Amber Ale

1 goose, cleaned and trimmed
4 Freetail Original Amber Ale
3 cups water
1/3 cup kosher sea salt
1/3 cup sugar
2 apples, sliced
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 packages cornbread mix, cooked and cooled
1 package bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced carrot
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chicken stock

Place goose in a deep bowl or pan. Brine with beer, water, salt and sugar. Brine for at least 24 hours. Remove from brining liquid and discard liquid. Pat goose dry with paper towels. Place apples inside of goose and rub with all spices. Place goose in smoker with apple, cherry or mesquite wood chips. Smoke until internal temperature is 165. While the goose smokes, saute bacon, celery, onion, carrot, garlic, salt and pepper. Add cornbread,
crumbling with hands. Remove from heat and stir in chicken stock. Remove Goose, allow to rest for 15 minutes. Place stuffing inside of the goose, and serve hot.

6. Christmas Chocolate Pudding
NYE Chocolate Pudding with Rogue Chocolate Stout

1 cup milk
1 cup Rogue Chocolate Stout
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
16 tart shells
Whipped cream for garnish
Shaved chocolate for garnish

In a saucepan combine milk, Chocolate Stout, sugar and salt. Add cornstarch and cocoa powder. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Remove liquid mix from heat, cool slightly. Add in eggs, chocolate, butter and vanilla. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Spoon chilled pudding into tart shells. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Serve cold.
Original recipes by Chef Melissa Huerta