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Over the Top Oktoberfest from Hot Knivez on Vimeo.

I stay up on the cooking blog Hot Knives, and not just because they pair their dishes with beers like Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza (a dry, super-fresh saison) and music by Os Mutantes.

No, it’s because their love for good beer comes out in crazy, almost cartoonish, recipes for stuff like hefeweizen popsicles. But it’s not kitsch for kitsch’s sake; the recipe seems well thought out, with a dry German hefe (Franziskaner), sugar, water, and lemon and clove to accentuate the beer’s traditional flavors. Alex and Evan, next time you’re in D.C., first round of 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is on me.