As my little Italian tribute to Oktoberfest, I managed to put some fine dark beer in the most iconic of all Italian desserts: tiramisu’!
…and what do you get when you use BEER to make TIRAMISU? An unconventional, aromatic, delizioso BEER-AMISU’!
Does it sound crazy? Not really. Back in Italy, this interesting take on the traditional Italian trifle is actually well known and it’s definitely something beer lovers get a kick out of. As you may imagine, the most important part of this recipe was choosing the right beer that would go well with coffee. I didn’t have to look too far because the very Alexandrian award-winning Port City Brewing Company, had the kind of dark beer I was looking for: a robust Porter featuring bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee notes. PERFECT!! (…even if not so Oktoberfest-ish!) If you get the chance to get a hold of their Porter, make sure you grab more than this recipe calls for, because, rest assured, you’ll definitely want to enjoy it separately (it won the silver medal in its category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival!)….