Empowerment Never Tasted So Good
Like so many others, we at Resurgence Brewing Company believe that the perfect beer pairing is… well.. food. Pizza, popcorn, sandwiches, perogies, you name it! We are always looking for new and delicious ways to incorporate the local flavor into our facility. Whether it be cooking up “breakfast plates” at Kegs & Eggs, teaming up with food trucks for Oktoberfest, or creating kitchen alliances for our in-house menu; we never say no to a good bite to eat.
A short time ago we formed another one of these food alliances, but this one has quite the twist.
If you haven’t yet experienced the fluffy, buttery goodness known as the ‘Hot Pretzel Stix’ on our in-house menu, you need to. These bad boys come out piping hot, and are served with a selection of three complimentary sauces; honey mustard, sriracha mayo and of course beer cheese. The outer layer is crisp yet light giving you a nice texture, without being too difficult to pull apart. The inside is incredibly light and airy while providing you a nice warm buttery flavor. Coated with just the right amount of salt these pretzels are remarkable alongside any beer selection. The quality is simply astounding, and the women who make them, remarkable.
The YWCA of Niagara & Erie County offers a variety of educational and career programs to help empower the women of our region. These programs are designed to not only teach the skills required of a specific trade, but with the completion of the course offer job placement assistance and lessons in financial sustainability. They offer everything from GED and ESL, to outreach and prevention, and most notably Culinary Training.
Over the course of 10 weeks in the Culinary training program these women learn sanitation regulations, the basics of food service, and a variety of cooking methods. They are also given the opportunity to cook as a part of the “The Catering Crew” at Carolyn’s House, as well as operating a cafe in the Niagara Falls Airport and concessions in the Cornerstone Arena. When they have successfully completed their course they receive a certificate of completion and move on to job placement. The overall mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
At Resurgence we choose to support the local flavor, and these women are certainly a part of it. Next time you come into the brewery be sure to order yourself a basket and you will see, these pretzels do not disappoint.