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STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Make your Super Bowl party a hit with a craft beer and food pairing!

Mo Benard (Mo) and Rob Nowaczyk from Fireman’s Brew visited the KCAL9 studios Friday.

Fireman’s Brew is an LA-based craft beer company started by the two men, who are active duty firefighters at a Los Angeles Fire Department station in West Hollywood.

Fireman’s Brew is available throughout Los Angeles at various supermarkets, bars, restaurants and specialty stores, including:  Ralphs, BevMo and Total Wine along with California Pizza Kitchen, Stonefire Grill and Barney’s Beanery.

Check out our Brew Finder on firemansbrew.com to find Fireman’s Brew near you.


Chief’s Reserve Fondue

Beer & Cheese Fondue made with Fireman’s Brew: Blonde

Gruyere & Cheddar (or Emmi Fondue Cheese)
1 tsp of flour
1 cup of Fireman’s Brew: Blonde pilsner lager
2 tablespoons German spicy mustard
Dash of Worcestershire
Dash of Tabasco

-Combine & heat Cheese Blend and Flour in Sauce Pan, stirring frequently.
-Once melted, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco for taste.
-Transfer final fondue sauce to serving Pot.

Wildfire Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs made with Fireman’s Brew: Brunette

Dry Ingredients:
2 tablespoons of kosher salt
½ cup Brown sugar
3 tbls chili powder
2 tbls onion powder
½ tbls thyme
½ tbls cayenne pepper
1 tbls dry mustard
½ tbls allspice

Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup Fireman’s Brew: Brunette
½ cup honey
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tbls apple cider vinegar
1 tbls Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp cayenne pepper
5 cloves or crushed garlic

-Mix the dry ingredients and rub thoroughly onto ribs. Wrap ribs tightly in foil, place in a flat roasting pan and refrigerate overnight.
-Blend the sauce and baste the ribs. Rewrap tightly and place in preheated oven at 275 degrees for 2 ½ hours.
-Allow to rest for 5 minutes. The ribs are ready when the bones are loose in the socket and the meat is crispy.

Station Favorite BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken made with Fireman’s Brew: Redhead

8 Chicken legs and thighs
Extra Virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves
1 chopped white onion
1 cup Fireman’s Brew: Redhead Amber Ale

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
2 cups ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground pepper

-Preheat BBQ to a medium heat and oven to 375 degrees. Mix BBQ sauce ingredients.
-Ensure that the chicken is dry, then brush with olive oil and place on the grill.
-Cook for 10 minutes, turning once.
-Remove from grill and place on a cookie sheet.
-Heat chicken in oven for 15 minutes then remove and brush with BBQ sauce, coating the chicken completely.
-Return to oven for 30 more minutes, basting the chicken for a 2nd time halfway through the cooking time.
-Serve with sauce on the side.


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