Anytime I can fit beer into breakfast I am extra happy. I love a breakfast or brunch that takes a few extra minutes, to create a wonderful weekend treat. Plus I love beer. So this is how I came up with these beer pancakes… Russian River Brewing Co. Consecration is layered with tons of flavor as a Belgian Dark style of beer is added to used Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with dried black currents and aged for 4 – 8 months, allowing brettanomyces, lactobacillus and pediococcus to work their magic. Using this beer and these flavors attributes into a pancake was seemless. While not a blueberry flavored ale it does brings some rich fruit flavors along with a touch of chocolate and esters from the yeast blend to the classic breakfast treat. The byproduct of fermentation also works its alchemy, adding carbonation to make these beer Pancakes light, tender, fluffy and full of flavor.