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Large chicken processor Perdue is here to settle the debate on the best beer for grilling beer can chicken. They’ve partnered with Torch & Crown Brewing Company to make Beer Can Chicken Beer.
As a company passionate about unique craft beers, we were so excited when PERDUE® approached us to collaborate on the perfect beer can chicken beer because of all the endless flavor opportunities. We’re very happy with how the beer turned out as it perfectly balances both seasonal summer flavors and ingredients commonly found in chicken seasonings to help maximize the flavor of any PERDUE® grilled or smoked chicken.Joe Correia, Co-Founder and Head Brewer of Torch & Crown Brewing Company
The beer is described in the press release as a honey double-citrus summer ale brewed using Citra hops with classic grilled chicken seasonings like rosemary, thyme, and pink peppercorn. The flavor profile is said to be tangy, juicy, and has just a hint of sweetness, which makes it good for drinking while you’re waiting for your chicken.
Beer can chicken has long been one of the most popular methods of grilling poultry, but we noticed a lack of consensus on what type of beer is best. As the fresh chicken experts, we worked with our friends at Torch & Crown Brewing Company to settle the debate for once and all and make a beer that is expertly crafted to help backyard cooking enthusiasts prepare the ultimate beer can chicken – always with a fresh, whole PERDUE® chicken – with maximum flavor each and every time.Julie Lehman, Perdue Vice President of Marketing
Six packs of Beer Can Chicken Beer will be available for purchase at beercanchicken.beer while supplies last, starting May 22 at 9am EST. They will be priced at $14.99 plus shipping and handling.
How to Make Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken is an easy, but delicious way to cook chicken. Rather than using the beer can itself we’d recommend a chicken throne. It makes standing up the chicken easier, plus it’s free of any harmful byproducts from cooking a beer can.
To make it, pre-heat your grill to 350 degrees F. While your grill is preheating, season the chicken all over with salt and pepper, or a rub of your choosing. Fill the chicken throne with Beer Can Chicken Beer (or whatever liquid you want), then place the chicken on the throne.
Cook it until the thickest part of the thigh reaches 170 degrees F, which is usually around an hour and a half. Let the chicken rest for a little bit before carving.