Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
You know, I try not to re-hash history too much. The history of beer is interesting to read about, sure. Thing is, all the exciting parts of beer are yet to come. Craft is continually expanding and brewers are creating new, sometimes absurd beers (I'm looking at you, Guano Loco). A lot of breweries, however, still rely on a fairly iconic contraption that most craft beer drinkers can spot from a mile away. How much do said craft beer drinkers know about its history, though?
Friday, April 25, 2014
I've been drinking craft beer for a while now, but I'll admit it: I've never been to a beer pairing or beer dinner. I'm glad this is no longer the case! I was invited to attend a pairing event at Hops House 99 at the Hollywood Casino recently, and I'd like to tell you about it.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Those of you who made the trek out to Arnold's Bar last year when Lance Rice visited our fair city know that the #BeerAutismHope movement is a worthy one. As someone who has a family member with Autism, the Lance's Brewery Tour cause is near and dear to my heart, and I'm so excited to support it again with another great event at Arnold's.
This Friday, April 18 (That's tomorrow), Great Lakes Brewing Company will be serving some limited edition beers, with $1 from each pint going to benefit Lance's Room, a charity established to provide scholarships to students with autism. Local wunderkind Keith Neltner of Neltner Small Batch fame will also be selling a limited edition print inspired by Lance's visit to GLBC last year, and it looks fantastic.
The beers sound great:
-Cask-conditioned cherry vanilla Edmund Fitzgerald
-Chillwave double IPA
-Tripel Dog Dare
-Rally Drum red ale
I hope tons of people come out to the event and support #BeerAutismHope and Neltner Small Batch. It's a worthy cause, and an excuse to drink some great beer!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
It's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, and while this post is going up a bit late, there's still time to get out and put the ingredients needed together for this delicious corned beef. The items used are readily available, and there's only a small amount of knife work required to start it. The best part is the cooking all happens while the day goes on. That means folks who work can look forward to a delicious meal of corned beef when they get home, as can the revelers who are partaking in a few good brews all day. This recipe requires about 15 minutes of actual work, not including any sides that might get added.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Bockfest is upon us once again, bringing with it the promise of Spring. Well, Spring, and delicious, sweet, malty Bock. I don't review a lot of lagers, but I like to get a good Bock in around Bockfest time each year, and this year is no exception. What's different this year is the beer. It's not fair to call today's beer just a plain ol' Bock. No, it's much, much more than that.