Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:06

Beer University - Strong Ales

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There’s beer…and then there’s BEER.  Beer U will help YOU know and more importantly, enjoy, the difference.
Sunday, 13 February 2011 14:55

Gastronomic Pairings

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The parallels between beer and cheese have started a gastronomic revolution.  Not only is beer versatile with cheese, it’s usually inspired. The idea of pairing cheese and beer isn't a new one, even in the U.S.  Pizza and beer is a popular American tradition, and one that I don’t see going out of style.

Sunday, 16 January 2011 11:02

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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Yes! The craft brewer embodies not only an entrepreneurial spirit, but a basic human kindness towards his or her fellow brewer, an infatuation with the art of brewing itself and a respect for its American consumers.  Expressing the vitality of today’s American brewing community, using ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients and embracing radical beer styles and extensive travel, many of the top craft brewers are taking inspiration to the bottle, in the form of collaboration. Collaboration is all the craze these days.  Brewed usually in small batches, strictly for the love of brewing, it’s usually a treat to find these collaborative brews.
Sunday, 02 January 2011 17:56

Congregation Alehouse

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“Two to three inches of head is how they do it.” Travis tells his team in preparation. “It’s near blasphemy to pour it wrong.”

As the festive holidays arrive, let us not forget one of the most celebrated reasons of family gatherings, to drink. Let us count the ways… mulled wine, spiked eggnog, hot buttered rum….but don’t forget the awesome winter and Christmas ales.  No preparation needed.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:09

Charitable Beers

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In hard times where unemployment is at its highest in decades, natural disasters strike leaving thousands homeless, sick or dead, and wars continue to be waged, craft breweries and local and national charities have been teaming up to inspire donations  and help those in need, while beer drinkers can feel good about their purchases.

Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:37

The Wet Dream

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I recently had a glorious, hedonistic evening, with several free flights and full pints of various Belgium style and wonderful American craft beers, some that hadn’t even been released yet.  Alongside, was food pairings consisting of Santa Barbara sea urchin, duck breast w/ akane apple, chanterelles and bacon, foie gras ravioli, strips of double cut New York Strip and cheeses like the Smokey Blue and Rogue Chocolate Stout Cheddar from Rogue Creamery.  And it was free.

Monday, 18 October 2010 11:03

The Beer Goddess goes Multi-Media!

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The Beer Goddess was recently a guest on The Imbiber Show, a podcast featuring outlaw booze writer, Dan Dunn. Beer was imbibed and cheese was paired with craft and Belgium beers. A show to be savored, you're going to want to take notes on why beer and cheese work together better than wine and cheese, what beers pair with what cheeses, and why you should eat a block of cheese before you go out drinking.

Click here to listen now on Tom Leykis' New Normal network

 

Here are the pairings featured on the show: