Recipe Feature: Pumpkin Piehole Beer Pancakes

What’s better than a pancake recipe? A beer pancake recipe! And even better than that? A beer pancake recipe made with our amazing and limited release Pumpkin Piehole Porter!

This recipe is easy to make, made with limited ingredients, and is the perfect addition to your Sunday brunch menu or an incredible Breakfast for Dinner meal. These Pumpkin Piehole Porter beer pancakes are fluffy and full of all your favorite flavors of Fall. Give these pancakes a try today, and make sure to share your stack on Instagram and tag us! 

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Pumpkin Piehole Beer Pancakes

-1 cup of sifted all-purpose flour

-¼ cup of sugar

-¾ tsp of baking powder

-½ tsp of salt

-1 egg

-1 cup of Pumpkin Piehole Porter

-½ tsp of cinnamon

-¼ tsp of nutmeg

-2 tablespoons of butter (melted)

1. In a large bowl combine all your dry ingredients and spices

2. Then add in all your wet ingredients and whisk to combine

3. Heat griddle or large flat pan to medium and coat with more melted butter or spray

4. Cook pancakes until bubbles form and then flip and cook until golden brown

5. Serve with maple syrup and the rest of your Pumpkin Piehole on the side

We Make Every Night Special

It’s been six years of Historic, can you believe it? 

We opened the doors of our Brewery six years ago, starting with just our Tap Room and now we are lucky enough to have built a following in this amazing community and to have opened multiple locations in both Flagstaff and Williams. Over the past six years there have been trials, tribulations, some really awesome beers, some mistakes, and a whole lot of growth. 

We couldn’t have done any of it without the support of our fans, and now it’s time to celebrate with you all. One of the ways we are celebrating is by bringing back a fan favorite beer, one we first brewed in 2014 - Every Night Special. 

Every Night Special is a Black Lager, a rich, flavorful lager that is black in color from the dark malts added to the brew. It has an IBU of 19 and an ABV of 5% with an aroma of roasted malts, hints of caramel, and rich chocolate. This beer was brewed with Pilsner, Munich, Carapils, Midnight Wheat and Black Prinz malts, as well as Magnum, Mt Hood, and Splat hops. This combination is what gives the beer its rich flavor profile. 

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This beer begins with roast notes which transform into chocolate and then lighten into caramel. Every Night Special then ends in more roasted malt flavors which linger as you sip. It is a light bodied beer that is easy drinking and crisp with a subtle sweetness that leaves you wanting more. It’s the perfect beer for both lager lovers and those that prefer a darker brew, and we’re excited to bring it back for all our old and new fans to enjoy.

We will have this beer on draft beginning September 24th and at our 6th anniversary party on October 5th at our Downtown Flagstaff location! This party will be from 3-10pm and will feature live music from local artists Brian Peterman and The Senators. We will also be releasing our newest collaboration beer with the Grand Canyon Conservancy and they will be there to raffle off prizes and more from 3-5pm. Superstition Meadery will also be at the event from 6-8pm to do a mead tasting and education class. This whole event with family friendly and full of fun surprises, because “we make every night special”! 

It's Pumpkin Piehole Season!

Who doesn’t love fall? The slight chill in the air, leaves changing colors and falling, scarves and sweaters, and of course pumpkin spiced everything… Which means it’s also time for Pumpkin Piehole Porter!

This seasonal favorite is full of all your favorite fall flavors, including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. This spiced Porter also has flavor notes of roasted malt and chocolate, with a slight vanilla finish. It is a medium-bodied Porter, making it perfect for both daytime and evening drinking. 

Pumpkin Piehole

Pumpkin Piehole Porter will be released on September 13th at the Pumpkin Piehole Beer Release Party at our Downtown Flagstaff location. From 3-10pm you will be able to drink pints of your favorite Fall beer for only $4, as well as enjoy a speciality Pumpkin Piehole beer cocktail, or Pumpkin Piehole ice-cream floats. 

This year we are also canning Pumpkin Piehole! You will be able to buy 12oz 6-packs and cases of this beer at our locations, as well as at select locations throughout the state of Arizona. On the night of the 13th we will also be offering discounts on Pumpkin Piehole Porter cans so it’s the perfect night to stock up. 6-packs will be $2 off all night and cases will be sold for $30. This deal is only offered on the 13th at our release party, so mark your calendars! We hope to see you there to help kick off our favorite season with our favorite Pumpkin spiced beer. 

Brewing For a Cause: Barn Burner IPL

Being a part of a local community is all about supporting others in a way that helps benefit us all, and being the makers of craft beer and awesomeness we like to give back in a way that makes a difference and is also delicious. Our Brew with Us program is one of those ways we like to give back, and we do so by working with local organizations and nonprofits to brew a beer that is then sold to raise money for certain projects or efforts that we also feel passionate about. For this month’s Brew with Us we worked with Flagstaff Biking Organization to create a kickass India Pale Lager that will be sold at the Leadville Qualifier Bike Race, the Barn Burner, to raise money for FBO’s Trail Fund.

The Barn Burner IPL is hop forward with lots of big tropical fruit flavor but still finishes clean and crisp like a lager should. It’s the perfect style for both hop heads and lager lovers and has just enough hop bitterness to keep you interested, while still being refreshing and thirst quenching for everyone who is craving something cold after the bike race. 

This beer has an IBU of 42, and an ABV of 5.5% and is gold in color. It was brewed with Vienna, Pils, and Wheat malts, as well as Hercules, Mosaic, Amarillo and El Dorado hops. We dry hopped this beer with the Amarillo and El Dorado hops to bring in some bitterness and also to enhance the tropical fruit flavors present in the hops. The aroma of this beer has notes of tropical fruit, dank hops, and lager yeast with tasting notes of malt sweetness that moves into fruity hop flavors and finishes slightly bitter but still crisp and clean. 

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This is our second year working with the Flagstaff Biking Organization to brew a beer to be served after the Barn Burner Bike Race, and we will be there again this year with our beer van to pour this tasty brew after the race. All proceeds from this beer’s sales at the race will go to the Trail Fund which is currently being used to help realign the Heart Trail for better sustainability and usage. This money will also be used to help repair and improve the trails that have been affected by the recent Museum Fire. 

Barn Burner IPL will be released at the Barn Burner race on September 7th and will be poured from noon until 5pm while supplies last. We will also have limited kegs of this beer on tap at our Flagstaff locations. Come try a pint for yourself at the race and help support an amazing cause that helps to improve the trail systems all throughout our beautiful town of Flagstaff. 

Don't Fear the Schwarzbier

First question: What the heck is a Schwarzbier? Second question: Why shouldn’t I fear this weird sounding beer?

Well for starters, a Schwarzbier is also known as a Black Lager, so this weird sounding beer also has a not so strange name that you may have heard before. But even if you haven’t heard of, or tasted a Schwarzbier before, it is a style of beer that is worth getting to know. Black Lagers are a great hybrid of a darker style beer like a Porter and a light, crisp Lager, making them easy drinking but with the “roasty” and bold flavors that are more commonly found in dark beers. 

Schwarzbier translates to “black beer” in German and is one of the oldest continuously brewed beers in the world. Although it is not as well known in the United States, it is slowly gaining notoriety in the growing craft beer scene among breweries and craft beer drinkers. This style of beer is a winner among dark beer drinkers and lager lovers, so it makes for the perfect brew to share among friends or take to a party. 

Our latest Schwarzbier, named “Don’t Fear the Schwarzbier”, has an ABV of 5% and an IBU of 22. It is brown in color and light in body, with notes of roasted malts, light chocolate, and lager yeast in it’s aroma. We brewed this beer with Pilsner, Munich, and Caraffa 2 malts, as well as Hercules and Perle hops and the water profile of Southern Germany. Don’t Fear the Schwarzbier has notes of herbal hops, chocolate, and a light roasted flavor that finishes dry and crisp with subtle hazelnut flavors that linger on the palate. 

Don't Fear the Schwarzbier

This beer is perfect for anyone who wants an easy drinking lager, but with a bit more flavor and depth. It drinks like a crisp, clean lager which is great for Summer, but incorporates some of the roasted and chocolate flavors that we miss during the warmer months of the year. This beer will be available at our Flagstaff locations starting August 20th, so give this style a try and don’t fear the Schwarzbier. 

Recipe Feature: Spicy Spare Moment Shrimp

It’s Historic recipe time, and we’re cooking with beer again! This time we are adding our new IPA, Spare Moment, to a spicy shrimp dish that is so easy and delicious that it’s sure to become part of your weekly rotation of recipes. 

If you’ve been following along with the blog you’ll know by now that IPAs are best paired with spicy foods, as the hop bitterness helps dull out some of the food’s spice on your tongue. This can help you taste the true flavors beyond the hot spiciness of the dish and add depth to the flavors as well. Our IPA, Spare Moment, is excellent used in this shrimp dish, and it is also a great beer to serve alongside your meal. Spare Moment has a balanced flavor, with some tropical and melon notes to it and a great hop bitterness that isn’t overwhelming. Give this recipe and this beer a try for yourself and let us know what you think!

Spare Moment

Spicy Spare Moment Shrimp

-3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter (or a combo of both)

-1-2 cloves of minced garlic

-½ of a finely chopped yellow onion

-1 pound of peeled and deveined raw shrimp

-⅔ cup of Spare Moment IPA

-2 tablespoons of tomato paste

-2 teaspoons of smoked paprika

-1 teaspoon of chili powder

-1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

-salt & pepper to taste

1. In a skillet or large pan heat the butter and/or olive oil

2. Add in the onion and garlic until translucent

3. Add in the tomato paste, spices, shrimp and beer and bring it a boil

4. Reduce to a simmer and cook until shrimp is cooked through and the sauce has reduced

5. Serve on top of rice or a salad, and alongside a Spare Moment IPA