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Sunlight Brewing Co. owner crafts beer cookbook with exceptional recipes, these as chamoy wings

When David Slocum was laid off as a software package engineer for Hewlett-Packard in 2013, he started to feel about what to do subsequent.

David Slocum of Sunlight Brewing Co. in Canutillo demonstrates earning tepache and wings

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The reply appeared to appear in a beer, far more particularly, a glass of homebrewed beer with an apricot tone.

Slocum, a Coronado Significant Faculty graduate who served in the Marines, resolved to analysis beer brewing and learned as he went along. Homebrewing can be as simple or as elaborate as the operator needs, Slocum mentioned, with a small investment decision of $200.

“I like beer and every thing about it — the aroma, the yeast, the strains, the unique flavors of yeast, the diverse grain build and the infinite mixtures of them,” he claimed. “And then, if you look at generating it, just if you are into producing matters and into the science of things — it really is fascinating.”



a man holding a glass of beer: David Slocum, owner of Sun Brewing Co., sits with copies of his "The Sun Brewing Company Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border," which is about brewing beer and cooking with it, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Canutillo.


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David Slocum, proprietor of Sunlight Brewing Co., sits with copies of his “The Solar Brewing Company Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border,” which is about brewing beer and cooking with it, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Canutillo.

In 2014, he went total speed in hoping to dwell his aspiration and opened Sunlight Brewing in Canutillo. The modest brewery tucked in a procuring corner on La Union Avenue saved him busy making and advertising beer, about 6 distinctive forms at a time, until the coronavirus strike in March.

He determined to shut down the patio bar temporarily until the vaccine gets to be accessible to the general public and, in the meantime, Slocum has appear up with a new solution for beer brewing admirers — a cookbook.

“The Solar Brewing Enterprise Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border” is now offered on Amazon and at Walmart stores and Barnes & Noble. It retails for $39.95 hardcover, $9.99 for an e-ebook. It features beer brewing strategies, recipes for beers, and barbecue recipes.

Slocum’s self-confidence to pen a cookbook may well arrive partly from his very long track record of cooking. He states he started out younger, about 5 many years outdated, encouraging in the kitchen area and creating his have eggs.

With an Anglo father and a Mexican mother, he realized how to enjoy distinct sorts of delicacies, from fried chicken to tamales. In addition, he constantly liked to fuse distinct designs to appear up with his very own dishes, this kind of as chamoy chicken wings.



David Slocum, owner of Sun Brewing Co. in Canutillo, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, seasons chicken wings he made with beer to promote his new book, "The Sun Brewing Company Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border," which is about brewing beer and cooking with it.


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David Slocum, operator of Sun Brewing Co. in Canutillo, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, seasons chicken wings he built with beer to promote his new guide, “The Solar Brewing Business Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border,” which is about brewing beer and cooking with it.

“As I obtained more mature, my like for barbecue just took off. My dad constantly barbecued and I loved his barbecue hen, so I was normally grilling,” he stated.

At the brewery, Slocum made available a modest menu of products, which includes beer brats, beer-battered onion rings and 100% beef warm canines.

Amongst his staples was a incredibly hot dog boiled in beer, then sliced in the center and grilled, then loaded with crispy, fried tripitas, onions, cilantro and salsa.

On the beer front, Slocum has worked his way from satisfying prospects with his concoctions to profitable nationwide competitions.

His initially get arrived in 2016: a gold medal for his Tepache Tamarindo Ale at the Denver Intercontinental. In  2018, he won a silver medal for his Saison de Membrillo at the New York City Intercontinental and a bronze medal for 100% Spontaneous Ale Trivium Sequence #3 at the New York Metropolis Worldwide and the Texas Saison Brewery of the 12 months for the New York City Global.

Previous year, he won a silver medal for the Beauregard Ice Darkish Lager at the inaugural Denver canning championships. He has just invested in a canning line with strategies to get started promoting canned beer and change from a brewery to a get-it-to-go form of spot.

The awards served convey in customers.

“It wasn’t packed or anything at all, but it was a tourist location. Sunlight Brewing has been internationally recognised,” he said.

Slocum figures he’s built at least 100 distinct beers, which includes his most well known Meados de Alien, a fruited beer with undertones of apricot and a pinch of chile that warms the throat, and a tamarind ale.



a glass of beer on a table: David Slocum, owner of Sun Brewing Co. in Canutillo, wrote "The Sun Brewing Company Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border," which is about brewing beer and cooking with it.


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David Slocum, owner of Sunlight Brewing Co. in Canutillo, wrote “The Sunshine Brewing Company Cookbook: Avant-garde Brewing & Cooking with Beer from the Texas Border,” which is about brewing beer and cooking with it.

But 1 of his preferred drinks that he incorporates in the cookbook is tepache, a fermented Mexican consume ordinarily created with the rind of pineapples and piloncillo, or brown sugar.

“The Native Individuals at first designed tepache with corn. This is more the tepache produced now, with pineapple skins, cloves and cinnamon sticks,” he said. “A great deal of folks spike it with some beer, an American lager, Budweiser or Tecate.”

For Slocum, 46, making beer and his brewery is all about remaining welcoming to everyone, no make a difference their understanding of craft beers.

“It draws beer geeks, medical doctors, attorneys and construction employees,” he explained.  “Like I stated, from the to start with working day of my enterprise, it is really come as you are. This place does not cater to snobs. All people today are equal and I just hope you like the beer.”

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María Cortés González could be attained at 915-546-6150 [email protected] @EPTMaria on Twitter.

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