Beer Bread Heaven

Anyone who knows us, knows we like our cocktails. We don’t even have a preference. We’ll take bourbon, whiskey, gin, vodka, you name it. As long as it’s not Absolut, our taste buds are happy. What we don’t drink is a whole lot of beer.

But for this post, we are going to make an exception. You see, our good friend, Andy Yochum, has started a company called Boardwalk Food Co. His first products to launch are four flavors of beer bread.

These beer breads made their debut this week in our hometown of Sarasota at the Big Top Brewing Company. It was a match made in beer heaven.

Andy’s dream is to create a business that offers simple comfort food that tastes great and perfect for socializing with family and friends. He named his company after the Boardwalk because it reminds him of carefree days from his youth. His memories of being with his family and strolling along the Boardwalk are some of his favorite memories. The basic qualities he enjoyed most was fun, comfort food, simplicity, and time spent with loved ones. And that is the goal of his company – to have simple, great food that is easy to prepare so you can spend more time with friends and family. Here’s Andy with his wife, Kim, at the launch.
Kim and Andy Youchum

Mike Bisaha is the CEO of Big Top Brewing Company and Josh Wilson is the COO and Brewmaster. They will get their own write up in the near future. This time we’re focused on Andy. But we will say this, their beers are delicious and getting a flight was quite an adventure. Here’s Robert with his flight:
Robert of the Cocktail Couple
But seriously, more on Big Top Brewery in the future. Back to Andy. Actually, back to Andy’s bread. Or should we say, Kim’s bread. His beautiful wife is actually the one with the Food Science degree. And she is definitely putting it to good use. The four flavors they launched with are Original, Cornbread, Lemon Poppy Seed and our favorite, Rosemary Sea Salt.

Boardwalk Beer Bread Flavors

They are super easy to make. All you do is put the mix in a bowl, add a can of any beer or soda, mix, put in a loaf pan, bake for one hour and enjoy.

Different beers will completely change the flavor of the bread. So, the options are endless.

The bread is available on line here.  It retails for $7.99.

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  • Lisa September 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Okay. Maybe I’ve missed it, or maybe you’re holding out the suspense. Was there a particular experience with Absolut that turned you against it? Is it their ads? Or is it just a tastebud preference for the two of you? Just curious.

    • Kim & Robert September 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      The 80s called – they want their ads back!

      We really don’t like the taste of Absolut. It burns going down and 99% of the time leads to a headache. There are way too many other amazing vodkas out there to try!


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