TUPPS Ugly Sweater Holiday Spice Amber Ale

Featured Brewery: TUPPS Brewery, McKinney, TX

Opened in 2015, TUPPS is located next to the old, historic Cotton Mill in McKinney. They used the design of the mill as inspiration for the brewery, so it would complement the look and feel of the neighborhood.

Good friends Keith and Tupper started TUPPS to create a beer that is the perfect blend of art and science. They wanted to be creative with the flavors, ingredients and varieties of beer, but were also excited about the brewing process and the science that goes into making a quality, good tasting beer.

As proud Texans, deciding to build the brewery in a historic area was important. It displays the experience of the past and what it was like when life was slow and less complicated. TUPPS beer is a great way to relax and become immersed in the feeling of old Texas.

Featured Beers: TUPPS Ugly Sweater Holiday Spice Amber Ale

Now your ugly sweater has the perfect beer to pair with the outfit. Spiced with the flavors of winter, this American Amber is light enough to knock a few back. Hints of ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice will keep things warm and toasty throughout the holiday season. 5.2% ABV, 10 IBU

Food Pairings for Amber Ale:

Pork, Chicken, Barbecue, Pizza

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs orange juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 Tbs steak seasoning
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the cranberries, balsamic, orange juice, rosemary and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and let reduce and thicken for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and discard the rosemary.

Heat a grill pan over high heat. Rub pork chops on both sides with steak seasoning. When pan is hot, add oil and then the pork chops. Lower heat to medium and cook chops on both sides while basting with the sauce. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness of the chops. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

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