This October celebrate with some fantastic Beer and Bar Snacks in your home! The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour by John Schlimm features beer cocktails, bites to pair, and some tongue tantalizing recipes like two i’m giving you right here!

johnJohn Schlimm is a member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, Straub Brewery, beginning with his great-great-grandfather Peter Straub. A writer, educator, and artist, Schlimm is the author of several books, including The Straub Beer Cookbook, The Cheesy Vegan, and The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook  (awarded “Best Beer Book in the U.S.” and “Best Beer Book in the World” by Gourmand International).

Enter this giveaway : Oct. 1st-Nov. 7th

Ultimate Beer Lover’s Oktoberfest Prize Pack items:

·         1 signed copy of The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour by John Schlimm

·         2 Humane Society of the US T-shirts (1 male M, 1 female M)

·         Lucky Brand Jeans Gift card for 1 free pair of jeans 9781402296321-PR

·         6 Straub Brewery Pilsner Glasses

·         Coleman soft cooler with hard liner (red)

·         Weber Barbecue Apron, black

·         1 OXO Steel Bottle Opener

·         Set of 2 wooden snack bowls

·         Set of 4 wooden coasters

A recipe to inspire… 

Saurkraut & Portobello Burgers: From The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour by John Schlimm

 Pair with: Oktoberfest

¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

2 cups of Saurkraut

Caraway seeds, to taste

8 portobello mushrooms, black gills under the caps scraped away

4 potato bread rolls/buns or regular hamburger buns

Rub 4 large Portobello mushroom caps with canola oil. Grill the mushroom caps over medium-high heat, turning once, until tender and browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Heat 2 or more cups sauerkraut (sprinkled with caraway seeds, if you wish) in a small saucepan or in the microwave oven until fairly hot. Spoon the sauerkraut onto the inside surface of the mushrooms. Tuck one mushroom into each of four toasted buns, and serve at once.