Ultimate Foodie Podcast: The Libation Station

Last week I had the privilege of chatting with Bruce Bjorkman and Lisa Morrison (The Beer Goddess) of the Libation Station radio show on KXL Radio in Portland. The Libation Station is a weekly radio show geared towards addressing some of the indulgences that make being over 21 great “sud’s, spirits, soda’s and stogies”

I had a blast with Bruce and Lisa as I am a big beer guy and especially a fan of the craft or microbrews.

We talked extensively about Oregon Craft Beer month and all that it entails, the craft beer industry in the Pacific Northwest and how we’re spoiled by the awesome selections we have available here. I complained bitterly about the lack of decent beers available on a trip to Michigan… it was so bad, I had to drive to Windosr, Ontario Canada to get a halfway decent brew.

We also chatted about the Boston beer scene as the Ultimate Foodie crew is on the way to Boston for a trade show next month. Lisa recommended the Publick House for a great place to drink beer in Boston with a ton of varieties on tap.

Bruce also shared a recipe for a Bourbon Milkshake that you have to try. I’m making one this weekend and report back.

We also chatted a bit about the Budweiser sell out to InBev and how you should support your local craft brewer and keep your drinking money state side.

Bruce and Lisa were an absolute blast to chat with and we’ll have them back again. If you are in Portland catch them live or listen to their podcast. They rock and are definitely friends of Ultimate Foodie.

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Bourbon Milkshake Recipe from Mr. BBQ

I wanted to thank our good friend Bruce Bjorkman of Cooking Outdoors with Mr. Barbecue and The Libation Station for an awesome recipe that he gave us during our podcast yesterday. I am trying this one this weekend and it sounds absolutely lights out.

The Bourbon Milkshake: So the other nite, I’m sitting out on the patio with my Bar-B-Cutie and I get this hankering for a bourbon flavored milkshake. “Should be lots of recipes on the net,” she says.

Not!

So we devised our own. Gotta admit I’m hooked! What a treat! But remember…for folks 21 and older please.

Ingredients:
6 ice cubes
2.5 cups premium vanilla ice cream
2 cups milk (whole preferred of course)
1/4 cup bourbon (a sweeter tasting brand like Knob Creek or Maker’s Mark is best)

Preparation:
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for about
20 seconds-to break up ice cubes and make a thick, smooth shake.
Pour into glass. Makes 3-6 oz. servings. Ohhh it’s so yummy!

Like I said, I am making one of these (let’s be honest here… probably more than one) this weekend and will report back. Meanwhile, we’re always happy to get reviews of recipes from our visitors in the comments.


Busy week at UltimateFoodie

Sorry we’ve slacked a bit on the posts and podcasts lately. We have some awesome stuff coming up here in the next few days. Here’s a bit of a run down:

This week:

Podcast with Bruce and Lisa from Libation Station– we’ll be talking about Craft Beer Month in Oregon – a subject near and dear to my heart and Bruce has promised a Bourbon Milkshake Recipe that has me drooling.

Podcast with Jill Sloane of CorkSavvy.com – CorkSavvy is a really awesome social network dedicated to Wine – they have just released a cool phone app that allows wine drinkers to snap pictures of labels and upload them into their “virtual cellar” at CorkSavvy

Wade will be reviewing the Traeger Pellet Grill – the words “Man-Crush” have been mentioned as well as the Scan Pan Professional and Classic Series fry pans

Karen and Joel have a ton of reviews on their plate as well.

Coming in the rest of July and early August, Ultimate Foodie is going Boston crazy as we prepare for our trip to Boston for Affiliate Summit by podcasting with Boston food and drink bloggers like HiddenBoston.com, DrinkBoston.com, BostonChefs.com and BallparkGourmet.com to get a feel for the best of Boston when it comes to fine dining, hidden restaurant gems, drinking in Boston and ballpark cuisine. It’s a busy month coming, so stay tuned to UltimateFoodie.com