Beernog the Sweet Salvation Brewery Way
Eggnog is not something I grew up with as a holiday tradition. However, the Fab Mr. Flynn’s family loves eggnog so it’s now a holiday tradition of mine. Still, what are the holidays without a little spiked eggnog? After all, it is the most glorious time of the year when we’re surrounded by family 24 hours a day while wrapping presents and breaking up fights as the snow forms perfect twelve-foot snowdrifts trapping everyone inside.
Please for the love of Nora Roberts, bring on the spiked eggnog!
Lucky for me, I just happen to know Sean O’Dell/Duvin (it’s a long story) the brewmaster at the Sweet Salvation Brewery. Here’s what the hero of Hollywood on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery 2) has to say about the perfect spiked eggnog.
Avery: What is your recipe for spiked eggnog?
Sean: Forget spiked eggnog. What you want is beernog. That’s right. Beernog. What type of beernog you make depends on your taste. Like something a little fruity? Add four ounces of cherry lambic to your favorite store-bought eggnog. Bam! Your drink is now a helluva a lot cheerier than it was before. Maybe you’re a chocolate/coffee lover? Pour in four ounces of a stout with your preferred coffee or chocolate undertones.
Avery: Everyone is always making homemade goodies at the holidays, what if I want to make my own beernog?
Sean: So you think you’re Martha Stewart?
Avery: Not even close. I burn water.
Sean: You sound a lot like Natalie. I figured a recipe was enough like a flowchart for her to embrace, but her kitchen skills are lacking—which puts her totally on par with me. If it wasn’t for The Kitchen Sink Dinner, we’d probably starve.
Avery: So there’s no hope for an easy, homemade beernog?
Sean: Still totally doable. Draft Magazine has a great recipe that uses a strong ale. As long as your elbow doesn’t fall off from beating the eggs, I think it would be in your wheelhouse.
Avery: Cool! Anything else we should know about beernog?
Sean: Only that it goes best with hot librarian types who like to wear cotton candy colored cardigans with tiny little buttons that can really take over a man’s fantasy life.
Avery: OK then, that’s a little weird. I’m just gonna go now.
Sean: No worries. I need to go find Natalie.
So there it is the perfect beernog served the Sweet Salvation Brewery way. If you end up making any, please take pictures and share them with me on Facebook (facebook.com/AveryFlynnAuthor) or Twitter (@AveryFlynn), I’d love to see them!
Happy holidays everyone!
Hollywood on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery #2)
by Avery Flynn
Published November 3rd 2014 by Avery Flynn
For years, Sean O’Dell has hidden his past as a Hollywood heartthrob from everyone at the Sweet Salvation Brewery. However, the arrival of nosey efficiency expert Natalie Sweet threatens the status quo. It doesn’t help that with her glasses, buttoned-up sweaters and always pulled-back hair that she’s uncovered one secret already: His attraction for hot librarian types.
Natalie has had enough of the strong-and-silent Sean submarining her efforts to change the brewery for the better. She’s ready to do whatever it takes to make her vision a reality, even if that means taking down the pig-headed and too-hot-for-his-own-good brewmaster.
Sizzling attraction battles stubborn determination as Natalie and Sean go head to head in a battle that’s anything but business as usual.