“She had to leave Los Angeles...” As I pulled back the maroon drapes to a tiny bar that we passed nearly three times, these were the words being sung.
Back in 2009, we entered the dusky, hipster, Brooklyn-ish type, unassuming bar on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, after arriving too late to a beer festival. The majority of the folks there seemed just …cool. The ‘I’m not trying’ kind of cool. You know, Vincent Galo cool.
There’s beer…and then there’s BEER. Beer U will help YOU know and more importantly, enjoy, the difference.
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.
Salute is to express commendation of or praise; to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor - to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to greet. Yeah, that about sums it up.
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.
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.
Here are the pairings featured on the show:
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. (Photo: Vissago)
Hamilton’s Tavern is a traditional neighborhood alehouse located in the heart of the historic South Park area of San Diego.
Located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, this beer pub has two floors of beer. Two FLOORS. This is one of the reasons The Thirsty Monk is this months Beer Goddess Bar of the Month!
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” Abraham Lincoln.
Sadly, Chief of Liquor Enforcement Eddie Edwards is not bringing the people of New Hampshire their beer.
Flying Dog Brewery celebrated its 20th Anniversary a few months early on September 25th 2009 (the brewery turns 20 this year). The brewery introduced the new Raging Bitch Belgian-style India Pale Ale at the Flying dog Brats And Gonzo party in Denver that day as part of the Great American Beer Festival.