Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.--  Call it a brew lovers bliss! The 2012 Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest features homegrown (local and regional) brewing heroes, live music, mouth-watering food and the chance to save the world... one glass at a time.

The weekend events all take place at Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, located on Lake Superior's beautiful North Shore of Minnesota.

Thursday, Chef Tom Linderholm from Odyssey Resorts dropped by our KARE 11 Kitchen to share a sample.

2012 Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest
July 13-15
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Rd.

For more information, visit hoppedupcaribou.com

Oatmeal Stout Cheesecake
Courtesy of Tom Linderholm, Corporate Chef at Odyssey Resorts

6 tablespoons melted butter
2¼ cup granulated sugar
5 cups of crushed graham crackers

3lbs of softened cream cheese
1 cup grated bittersweet chocolate
1/3rd cup of sour cream
3 large eggs
16oz of Oatmeal Stout

• In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, a ¼ cup of granulated sugar and the crushed graham crackers. Press into a 10 inch spring form pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
• In a large mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese, remaining 2 cups of granulated sugar and chocolate and beat until smooth. Reduce speed on the mixer and add sour cream. Finish mixing on low speed adding in the eggs and then beer. Pour mixture into finished crust.
• Place your spring form pan in a water bath and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 175 degrees and continue to bake for an additional 2 ½ hours until a toothpick can be inserted and removed clean.
Cool at room temperature and serve.

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