Belgian White Hard Cider Garlic Shrimp and Bacon Pizza

Our friend Elle over at Elle’s New England Kitchen is true Woodchuck® Hard Cider fan. She took our Woodchuck® Private Reserve Belgian White Cider, applied her passion for cooking awesome meals, and boom… this hard cider inspired recipe was born.  It is sure to satisfy the hard cider drinker and the craft beer enthusiast in you. Modeled after a Belgian white or Belgian wit bier, Cider Maker John Matson worked hard to create a gluten-free Belgian White Hard Cider. We’re excited to share Elle’s tasty recipe with you all!

Woodchuck Belgian White Cider Garlic Shrimp and Bacon Pizza 1This post first appeared on Elle’s New England Kitchen, June 20th, 2013.

I love picnics! We don’t have enough of them, but I’m determined to change that this summer. When I think of picnics, the first thing I think of is, of course, the food. It’s the heart of the picnic. I chose to make pizza because who doesn’t love pizza?! And pizza is perfectly acceptable when it’s eaten cold.

This one has Woodchuck® Cider garlic shrimp, bacon, pesto, and of course, a nice blend of pizza-type cheese. It’s packed with flavor and just as good cold as it is piping hot from the oven.

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Cider Maker’s Notebook: Belgian White Cider

John_Belgian_bigWoodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Belgian White is one of my personal favorites in our family of cider.  My love of thirst quenching summer wit and wheat craft beer, inspired me to experiment in bringing the style to hard cider.  I explored these styles as well as a few others including hefeweizen.  It gave me the opportunity to work with various yeast strains and draw from my experience as a beer brewer. I’m excited to share how we made the cider!

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