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Smoky Red Sauerkraut w/ Dark Beer

Sauerkraut is a lovely side dish or topping that is often just pulled out of the can or bag, heated up and plopped down as a here you have it side. This is fine and dandy but it is a bit boring so I encourage you to try this smoky kraut dish that goes great with grilled, smoked or seared meats, especially pork, duck and other rich meats.

Even if you think you don’t like sauerkraut, you must try this, it will blow your mind what kraut can be!

This one has a subtle sourness with a nice smoky

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Small Batch Base Sauerkraut and Jazzed-Up Shallot and Juniper Berry Sauerkraut

I remember my dad making large batches of kraut when I was a kid.  It always seemed like a huge under taking to me but when Fat Jack Zvanovic, George Patricka and a hand full of other Czech guys came over with cases of cabbage and cases of Schmitt and Pfeipher beers (really bad beer at that) it was always an event!  They also made a Czech sausage called “Jitrnice” also but this is another story.

My dad had several old school cabbage cutters that dated to at least his grandparents, couple guys would be shredding the cabbage, one

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