DR BLUES’ lightest luxury pills beer (4.5%), PaceMaker© is a perfectly well balanced, medium-bodied pilsner, brewed to perfection from the very best ingredients. If you like low alcohol-content refreshing beers, you will find PaceMaker© to taste organically distinct, rich and natural with a refreshing floral taste full of complexity, and a long-lasting after-taste.
Like all DR BLUES brews, PaceMaker© undergoes in-bottle conditioning in DR BLUES music room while listening to the music of Big Apple Blues Band through 30,000 Watts of acoustic energy for 3 weeks. PaceMaker© is a table beer for the kings and queens who drink only the very best.
Appearance: Clear, golden straw color, good head & head retention.
Aroma: Fresh, hoppy nose with some citrusy & fruity character
Taste & body: Medium-low body mouthfeel, zesty, dry hoppy character, light-medium bitterness and great balance. Nice carbonation with a fruity finish.
Technical quality: Unique balance & great drinkability
Zesty: A sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy.
These 5-Ingredient Steamed DR BLUES’ PACEMAKER© Mussels are the easiest, most delicious way to prepare mussels! All you need is DR BLUES PaceMaker©, garlic, a little bit of butter, heavy cream, and of course mussels! We also talk about how to store, clean, and prepare them so they’re perfect every time!
If you’re a fan of mussels, but too scared to make them, then this is the recipe for you! Not only are we going over everything you need to know about cleaning, storing, and cooking mussels, but we’re talking about 5-Ingredient Steamed DR BLUES’ PACEMAKER© beer Mussels that are to die for, and so easy to make.
Of course, we have PLENTY of garlic (I’m talking like eight cloves), butter, and just a touch of cream for a velvety finish. As it goes with any mussels recipe, it’s ALL about being able to dunk pieces of crusty bread in the sauce, so rest assured, there is PLENTY of flavorful broth to dunk until your heart’s content.
Clean the mussels. Remove the fuzzy piece called the beard that’s sticking out of the shell. Not all mussels have them, but most have something you can remove. Do your best to get it all off. Next, take a gentle brush, such as an old toothbrush, and very quickly try to get any grime or residual gunk off. Put them in a colander and rinse with cold water. Do not submerge them in water, this could kill them!
Heat a large dutch oven or pot to a medium heat. Add butter. Once butter melts, add garlic. Cook garlic until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Pour in DR BLUES’ PACEMAKER©. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until reduced by about half, 5-6 minutes.
Add in cream, and again simmer for 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt. Add in mussels and give them a stir. Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat to medium-low, and let the mussels steam until the shells pop open. This takes about 5-7 minutes. Discard any shells that have not opened.
To serve. Take all the mussels out of the pot, and put them in the serving dish. Use a slotted spoon to get all the garlic pieces out. Scatter all the garlic in the mussel shells and then pour the broth on top. This way, each mussel has a generous amount of garlic and it’s not all stuck at the bottom. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley.
Serve with crusty bread and a bottle of DR BLUES’ PACEMAKER© and enjoy!
Sort of. They are best served right away, hands down. However, I did prepare them completely, cool them and then placed them in the fridge for about two hours until we were ready to eat them.
Before storing them I split up the mussels and broth and stored them separately. I kept the broth in the pot, and then when I was ready to serve, brought the broth up to a simmer. I then added in the mussels, and gently let them reheat for about 2-3 minutes. They were still delicious, but I do want to note, this is not the “best” way to serve mussels, it’s just an option if you really don’t have time to make them in the moment.