Cooking with Sun King Contest 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015



It's back...after a bit of a hiatus, Sun King is bringing back our Cooking with Sun King Contest!

Sun King loves food, loves beer, and we love contests – especially ones that involve the two things we love most. Sun King is hosting a recipe cook-off contest, Cooking with Sun King, highlighting cooking food with beer.



In the Cooking with Sun King Contest, we challenge you to create an original dish using any variety of Sun King beer; the sky is the limit! Whether your recipe is a main course, dessert, or appetizer, we challenge you to get in the kitchen and whip up your favorite dish.



Do you think that you have what it takes to be crowned the “King’s Chef”? We will be kicking off the contest on November 1st, 2015 via our contest page. Prizes will be awarded including Sun King swag, gift cards, as well as, gift cards to local restaurants. For more contest details, click here.  For contest rules please visit our contest rule page. We cannot wait to see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the “King’s Chef”



To get you in the Cooking with Sun King spirit - resident Sun King Chef D (Dustin Boyer) has whipped up a Biscuits Recipe:


Sunlight Cream Ale Biscuits

These biscuits are perfect for splitting and turning into a game day sandwich. Top with City Ham from the Smoking Goose and your favorite cheese and you are ready for tailgating. The key to a great biscuit, is to not over work the mixture & keep everything as cold as possible.


Makes 6-8 biscuits

2 Cups All Purpose Flour, plus ½ cup for dusting

8 TBSP Butter, chilled & diced or grated

4 TBSP Buttermilk Powder

1 TBSP Baking Powder

½ TSP Baking Soda

1 TSP Kosher Salt

1 Jalapeno, seeded & finely minced (optional)

5 oz Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese, grated

6 oz Sunlight Cream Ale


In a large bowl combine flour, butter, buttermilk powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, jalapeno & cheese. Mix together by hand, until the butter & cheese are just incorporated into the flour mixture. Chill in the freezer for an hour. Preheat oven to 450* F. Remove flour mixture from the freezer. Slowly add 4 ounces of Sunlight Cream Ale to the mix. Gently mix by hand. You are looking for a fairly dry mixture. If the mixture is too dry, add remaining Sunlight Cream Ale. Turn out onto a clean, floured countertop. Pat the dough lightly by hand to about 1/2” thick. Cut biscuits with a 2” cutter, place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-18 minutes.






If you have questions regarding the contest, please email