Four Ale Nachos
Recently the guys from Brewing TV were in town.  They wanted to film Justin (The Brewing Network)  brewing a beer and asked if I could provide some food.  What better dish than Nachos to serve to a bunch of beer geeks, while they are brewing a beer?!?!?! 
Extreme Beer Nachos???   Where can I get some nachos that pair wonderfully with beer?  As I asked myself this question, I came up with this recipe.  Hope you enjoy!

Serves: around 10 hungry beer drinkers

Ingredients:

1bagcorn tortilla chips, thick, yellow corn
1bagcorn tortilla chips, blue corn
4cupPepper Jack Cheese, Sonoma Jack
4cupColby Cheddar, Tillamook
1recipe    Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer
1recipe    Smoked Porter Black Beans
1recipe    IPA Sour Cream Sauce
1recipe    Beer Cheese Sauce, using Nectar Ales Red Nectar and Smoked Cheddar Cheese
1bunch    cilantro, fresh, washed and stems removed

To Assemble:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Line a sheet tray with either a Silpat® or aluminum foil.  Create a layer of yellow corn tortilla chips, then sprinkle some Colby cheddar and pepper jack on top.  Then create a layer of blue corn tortilla chips, repeating with the cheeses.  Repeat till all the cheese and tortilla chips have been used.  Place into the oven and back until the cheese melts, about 15-18 minutes.  Have all the other recipes ready to go at this point. 

Once the chips and cheese are warm and melted together, transfer them to a serving platter.  Next layer some of the Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer, then the Smoked Porter Black Beans, then some of the IPA Sour Cream Sauce and then the Beer Cheese Sauce.  Garnish with the cilantro and serve.


To Pair with:

Try a New Holland El Mole Ocho Mexican Spiced Ale