Move over, Nutella — spreadable beer is here
Ever wish you could spread beer on a cracker?
Or have a beer sandwich with your beer?
Now you can.
“Birra spalmabile,” or spreadable beer — is finally available worldwide thanks to online retailer Firebox:
"This magnificent spread contains 40% beer, possesses a sticky yet smooth texture and an irresistible hoppy scent. Just crack it open and take your first baby steps towards a glorious utopian diet that consists solely of beer."
The condiment is the result of a collaboration between chocolatier Pietro Napoleone and Emanuela Laurenzi’s brewery Alta Quota.
"We created a cream made of beer by balancing every ingredient we used and also by knowing the reactions by mixing these ingredients," said commercial manager Francesca Napoleone. “So we’ve created a product which is very smooth and creamy, resulting, as the name itself suggests, in a spreadable beer because it can be spread just like chocolate cream.”
According to the product description — translated by The Daily Meal — the beer butter is a “product with an intense, full-bodied and high creaminess…goes well with appetizers and cheeses, great on crostini, original idea to decorate or fill sweet pastry, fluffy cake and ice cream.”
The spreadable beer, which comes in light and dark brews, “spreads like ganache,” is “predominantly sweet to taste,” and contains no alcohol — so you don’t need to worry if the kids mistake it for a sweeter sandwich spread.
"The pale one couples best with seasoned cheeses," recommends brewer Emanuela Laurenzi. “The other one, which is darker, we couple it with very fresh cheese. We’ve also made cakes with it, and used it instead of marmalade to make a tart.”
Maybe “beer and cheese” parties are the next big thing.
Would you try spreadable beer? (If the answer is yes, pre-order it here.)
It’s certainly more practical than a beer-scented candle.