National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day + Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

My love for peanut butter is intense. I have a filling peanut butter smoothie every single morning which is so thiccc it’s pretty much a milkshake. What a way to wake up, no wonder I’m always ready for a happy pairing!

I passed this love for peanut butter onto the spark of my life, my beloved chocolate lab Bowie. He patiently waits each morning for me to add the peanut butter to my smoothie because he knows that I’m about to bend down with a little helping for him.

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And sometimes the smoothie is not enough. I’ll tear into and obliterate any dessert infused with peanut butter. Putting some luscious ground peanuts on crackers? I’ll smell it and beg for a bite. Sometimes you just gotta dive into those beautiful smooth brown peaks with a spoon. Thank God it’s cheap.

The Pairing

When peanut butter gets added to beer, life gets on a whole other level. DuClaw’s Sweet Baby Jesus! goes down smooth, isn’t overly filling like a decadent stout, and is packed with flavor.

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|From the brewery| First brewed in 2011, this GABF bronze medal winning Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body, and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter, balanced by a subtle hop character and a moderate 6.2% ABV. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry, and roasty with lingering notes of chocolate and peanut butter so savory, you will exclaim its name!

And the fun thing is my mom does exclaim “Sweet Baby Jesus!” whenever we open one together. It’s a feel good porter that’s sure to excite any peanut butter lover in your life.

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

|Ingredients|

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 TBSP hemp seeds*
  • 2 TBSP cacao or cocoa powder*
  • 2-3 TBSP peanut butter*
  • 1.5 frozen banana (freeze in chunks)
  • ice cubes (coffee ice cubes for a caffeine kick)

|Directions|

Throw all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, but not watery.

*I don’t use a tablespoon measure each morning, just a big spoon and my feelings.

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