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Blue Moon Celebrates the Season with Summer Honey Wheat Ale

The season of picnics, beach outings
and family reunions has arrived.
And for Blue Moon Brewing Company,
summer means the welcome return
of its award-winning seasonal, Blue
Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale.
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
Ale is crafted with Rocky Mountain clover
honey for a hint of sweetness that’s
balanced by a touch of orange peel for
subtle citrus notes. For the first time,
the summer brew is available in cans,
making it perfect for countless outdoor
summer activities. This refreshing beer
has earned three gold medals at Great
American Beer Fest and one gold medal
at the World Beer Cup.
“With its notes of honey and citrus,
Summer Honey Wheat Ale is the perfect
way to celebrate, whether you’re
heading to the beach or grilling out in
your backyard,” said Keith Villa, Blue
Moon creator and brewmaster.
Here’s a tasty summertime recipe that incorporates Blue Moon Summer
Honey Wheat Ale into the ingredients:

Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Brined Pork Chops and Mustard-Ale Sauce
Pairs Well With: Blue Moon Belgian White or Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

4 Bone-in pork chops (the thicker, the better,
boneless works as well)
For the brine:
1 bottle Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat
1/2 cup Clover honey
1 Orange, squeezed juice and rind
1/4 cup Kosher salt
2 cups Water
Apple slices (as garnish)
1 cup Apple cider vinegar
For the sauce:
1/2 bottle Blue Moon® Summer Honey
2 tbsp. Honey
1/4 cup Orange juice
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. Mustard seeds
1 tbsp. Salt
1. Preparation for Pork Chops with brine: 2. Mix ingredients in a large saucepan over
medium heat until salt is dissolved; then cool mixture to room temperature. Submerge pork
chops in brine overnight (ideally). 3. Place on a hot grill and cook for five minutes per side
or more, depending on thickness. Serve with Mustard-Ale Sauce (recipe follows). Garnish
with apple slices. 4. Preparation for Pork Chops with sauce: 5. Combine all ingredients in
a saucepan. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until reduced enough to coat a spoon. Serve over
grilled pork chops!
For more information about Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale and additional recipes
that pair well with the full lineup of “Artfully Crafted” Blue Moon beers, visit www.Facebook
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