Colorado brewers, chefs offer recipes to cook with beer

December 1, 2016

The Roasted Funkwerks Jalepeno Deceit Mac & Cheese is by chef Amelia Mouton from Restaurant 415 and brewer Gordon Schuck from Funkwerks Brewery. Author Amber Wermerskirchen and illustrator Mindy Renger will be at the Dec. 2 signing with their brand new children’s book, “Happy Endings.” For this book, the author wrote a poem for her best friend — the illustrator — when she was pregnant. The poem was written about all the adventures the best friends had with one another and was filled with life lessons and advice for her unborn baby. When the baby arrived, they decided to share their story and create a children’s book. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). Jeffrey Bergeron will also be at the Friday signing with his book, “Biff America: Mind, Body Soul – The Backcountry Years,” a collection of his essays for Backcountry Magazine. It is the writer’s second volume of his beloved columns, which are also featured most Sundays in the Summit Daily News. Local photographer John Fielder will be at Next Page on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. For some people, eating is only for nourishment. For others, food is a way of life. For author Christina Marie, food is about building relationships with the people behind the food and those eating it. That’s why her first book, “Cooking with Beer in Colorado,” is more than just recipes. Stories and photos about the chefs behind the dish, and the brewers behind the beer, accompany the 75 recipes in the book. “I had a beer with them and said, ‘Alright, tell me your life story,’” Marie said. “I try and highlight the essence of their personality and who they are and how the got where they are. … I try to bring it to life so a reader can look at a recipe, and know the person behind it.” The Fort Collins author will be at Next Page Books and Nosh on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5–8 p.m., along with Jeffrey Bergeron and his book, “Biff America: Mind, Body Soul — The Backcountry Years,” and author Amber Wermerskirchen and local teacher and illustrator Mindy Regner with their children’s book, “Happy Endings.” THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK “I try to bring it to life so a reader can look at...

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