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tortination 06-01-2010 08:47 PM

Anybody ever brew/ taste/hear about a beer brewed with onions? Thought about trying a batch with some vidalia onions. It wouldn't be a session beer for sure. Somebody must have tried it before me.

cheezydemon3 06-01-2010 08:50 PM


tortination 06-01-2010 08:56 PM

Ok, that's one enthusiastic no. Anyone else? If I do try it I think ill do a VERY small batch. Like one gallon. If it isn't drinkable I can always use it to braise some meat, or steam some clams.

novafire 06-01-2010 09:13 PM

Hmmm. You can get the onion taste with summit hops, no need for the actual onions.

tortination 06-01-2010 09:21 PM

Yeah I'm not going for subtle here. I'm talking ONION. Maybe float a crouton with melted cheese on the foam.

SwampassJ 06-01-2010 09:28 PM

Onion stout BBQ sauce.

brrman 06-01-2010 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by Jdecarol (Post 2089607)
Onion stout BBQ sauce.

f**k that sounds delish!

Reno_eNVy 06-01-2010 10:06 PM


Originally Posted by cheezydemon3 (Post 2089512)

That's pretty rude, considering he was just asking a question.

To the OP, I found something online saying to substitute whatever sugars you might use for caramelized onions. Maybe make an IIPA or something else heavy that would use some form of crystalline sugar and use the substitute.

You should just experiment. Who knows, you could start a big trend. Along side EdWort's Apfelwine and Brandon O's Graff could be a gigantic thread titled "How many gallons of tortination's Bloomin' Onion Beer have been brewed?"

BigEd 06-01-2010 10:13 PM

Saute those Vidalias, put them on top of a nicely grilled burger and then enjoy with a pint of homebrew. ;) If you must have some edible lilies in a beer garlic might be a better choice.

Nurmey 06-01-2010 10:13 PM

Onion beer using mustard leaves for bittering? Could be the next trend. :)

It does sound interesting to make a line of cooking beers.

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