Thursday, August 9, 2012

Product Review and Giveaway: Daelia's Beer Flats

Remember the good people at Daelia's that gave me those incredibly delicious Biscuits for Cheese to review and giveaway?  Well, they added some new products to their lineup last month and they sent me some to review.  Furthermore, one of you lucky readers get another chance to win some free yummies, too!

This product is called Beer Flats and they come in two flavors: Porter and Pilsner.  These are artisanal flatbread crackers that are made with whole grains, craft beer, and butter.  They are suggested to be served with cheese, cured meats, and/or dips alongside a good craft beer.  I kept things simple time and served my Beer Flats with pre-made Sabra Classic Hummus (another favorite product of mine...hmmm...think they'll send me some to review, too?) and a block of Maple Cheddar Cheese.

Photo Credit: Emily H.
Let's start with aesthetics.  I like the packaging.  The window makes it easy to see what the product looks like inside before you buy it and the tray keeps the crackers all tidy and helps to prevent breakage (ugh, hate broken crackers!).  The porter is the darker colored cracker while the pilsner is the light one.  Both look quite robust and I love the flecks of bubbly texture and salt.

After tasting Daelia's Biscuits for Cheese which I feel is much more "frou frou" and filled with many different complementing flavors I have to be honest and say that these fell a little flat for me (Oof, forgive the pun!).  
The Pilsner was especially light in flavor on its own with just a hint of sweetness and a bit of buttery flavor.  Very much like a large, plain pita chip and needing a pairing with quite a bit more oomph than what I had offered.  I personally enjoyed the Porter much better.  It had a wonderful rye flavor (did I mention I'm a sucker for rye?) though both Emily and Scott felt the flavor was too pungent (they are non-rye lovers...boo!...no wait...yah!  More for me!).  I would love to serve the Porter in the future with this Hot Reuben Dip that's still on my "to make" list.  I think the flavors would work perfectly together and would be a great twist from the standard Rye bread pairing.  My mouth waters just thinking about this...

So there you have it.  My honest opinion on the latest offering from Daelia's.  If I were you, I'd consider picking up the Porter Beer Flats from your local specialty store or Amazon and making the Hot Reuben Dip for poker night or the big game or something.  Or, you could just enter to win some free Beer Flats here because Daelia's and I love you...

How to Enter

To enter to win a set of four (4) packages of Daelia's Beer Flats (two of each flavor: Porter and Pilsner; Approximate retail value of $32):

MANDATORY: Tell me which flavor of Daelia's Beer Flat you look forward to trying the most and what you'd serve it with.

You can receive UP TO THREE ADDITIONAL ENTRIES to win by doing any or all of the following:
  1. Follow them on twitter @BeerFlats. Come back to let me know you've followed me in an additional comment to score an extra entry.  (The additional comment part is really important!).
  2. Follow me on Twitter @ChrissesKitchen.  Come back to let me know you've followed me in an additional comment to score an extra entry.  If you're already following me, let me know too so my loyal readers get credit!
  3. Tweet the following about the giveaway: “RT @ChrissesKitchen @BeerFlats: #Win Daelia's Beer Flats #giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/d4o4rgp #beerflats”.  Come back and let me know you've shared in an additional comment.
Last but not least, Daelia's Beer Flats and I would love if you'd follow us on Facebook too but we can't give you a credit for entry for that because it's now against their terms and conditions.  So, you'd follow us out of the kindness of your heart ;).  Follow Beer Flats.  Follow Christine's Kitchen Chronicles.

Deadline: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Eligibility and Winner: Sorry, this contest is only open to those in the Contiguous 48 United States and Canada.  The winner will be chosen at random using random.org and announced in a blog post by 12:00PM (noon) EST on Saturday, August 18, 2012.  To claim the prize, the winner must email me at christineskitchenchronicles@gmail.com.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of being announced, another winner will be selected.

Thanks for reading (and tell all your friends)!
Christine

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19 comments:

renata said...

Yum! The Porter flats look delicious and I would love to try these with my favorite hummus flavor of pine nut too! Great review and thank you for the giveaway!

renata said...

I follow you on Twitter too!

renata said...

I follow Beerflats on Twitter now too!

renata said...

I also tweeted your giveaway link!
https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/233534463529844736
Thanks so much!

Heather Lynne said...

Yum! I would like to try this Pilsner-I think my husband would love them!

Melissa said...

I would be interested in trying the Porter with a dip with sharp cheeses, like pimento cheese dip.

G said...

My pick would be for the Pilsner with a spread of cream cheese! That would be tasty and make a delicious appetizer for company too! Thanks so much!
-Georgiana

Samantha said...

Yum, I would try the Pilsner with some figs and blue cheese! ssaari at pierceatwood dot com

Ray said...

Pilsner with a hummus spread would be very tasty! Thank you for great review and delicious giveaway to try the Beer Flats!

Julie Thompson said...

I'd love to try the porter flats with hummus or some of my favorite brie cheese.

Julie Thompson said...

I followed beer flats crackers on twitter! :D

Julie Thompson said...

I followed Christine's Kitchen on Twitter! :D

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

I'd like to try the Porter with some gouda. Yum!

Sarah E. said...

My husband would LOVE these. He's kind of a beer snob and I've been introducing him to new cheese lately (like gouda!)


Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday

Heather said...

I can’t get your recommendation of the hot rueben dip and the porter flats out of my head so I think if I won, I would make that!--sounds soo good!

christopher sorel said...

yum love to have some porter with some aged cheddar and pig candy

christopher sorel said...

follow you on twitter

christopher sorel said...

follow beerflats on twitter

christopher sorel said...

https://twitter.com/cjsorel/status/245657390073147392 tweet