Lone Tree Brewing Co.
Cranberries and beer? You bet, both in bottle form to drink and as an ingredient in cranberry sauce to eat. Photo courtesy Lone Tree Brewing Co.

Try saying this three times fast: Saison sauce, saison sauce, saison sauce. Better yet, just make it. Here’s a great recipe for a cranberry sauce using Lone Tree Brewing Co.’s seasonal brew, Cranberry Saison. 

This is the second year  Lone Tree Brewing Company Cranberry Saison is being offered in 22-ounce bombers. It will be available while supplies last on shelves across Colorado and in select liquor stores in Kansas. Cranberry Saison belongs to Lone Tree’s Branching Out Series of experimental, limited quantity beers in large format bottles.

Cranberry Saison is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale was aged with fresh cranberry puree. It is effervescent and sightly tart, and with an 8.5 percent ABV.  The Lone Tree Branching Out series includes India Pale Lager that came out this summer, English Old Ale, Triple IPA, and Horchata Stout that will come out later this year, and the spring seasonal Bier de Printemps.   

Our thanks to our friends at Lone Tree Brewing Company for providing us with this recipe just in time for the holidays. 

Cranberry Sauce
Just look at that beautiful color of Lone Tree Brewing Co’s Cranberry Saison! It’s delicious on its own and an excellent addition to cranberries.

Cranberry Saison Cranberry Sauce

1/2 cup Lone Tree Brewing Co. Cranberry Saison — the rest is for you while you cook!
3/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
12 ounces fresh cranberries
4 ounces frozen blueberries
1 TBS grated orange zest
1 tsp grated ginger

In a medium saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Add cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add beer, blueberries, orange zest, and ginger (if you want your sauce to have an extra kick!) and simmer for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash cranberries and blueberries as desired. Pour sauce into a bow, cover, and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving. Makes 3 cups.

This recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving table and as a condiment on leftover turkey sandwiches. But we hear it’s also pretty fantastic as a topping for vanilla frozen yogurt.

 

 

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