Eight Elite

Featured Beer: Eight Elite Light Lager by Troy Aikman

EIGHT Elite Light Lager is made with organic grains and antioxidant-rich hops. With only 90 calories and 2.6 carbs, there are no sugars, no shortcuts and no excuses. Furthermore, EIGHT believes that life is a team sport, from day one they’ve given back 1% of their revenue to community efforts.

Troy Aikman always liked beer, but it wasn’t fitting into his healthy lifestyle and diet plan. He created EIGHT as an alternative to other light beers that have about 150 calories and 30 grams of carbs.

“I’ve always been a beer drinker,” Aikman said. “When I drink a beer, I want a beer that’s not going to compromise all the work and effort that I put in during the week because my health and wellness and working out are all important to me.”

Food Pairings for Amber Ale:

Chicken, Salads, Light sauces

Beer Can Roasted Chicken

  • 1 (4 to 5 lb) whole chicken
  • 1 (12 oz) can of beer, divided
  • 3 Tbs butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Turn the beer on its side and use a bottle opener to cut a 1-inch hole in the side of the can. Reserve 1/2 cup of beer. Place the can in the cavity of the chicken. In a bowl, combine the butter, honey and remaining ingredients. Stir together and drizzle in the reserved beer. Pour the mixture over the chicken and rub into the skin. Place in the oven and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees when an instant read thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. When ready, use tongs to carefully remove and discard the can.

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