Pairing beer with food is a great art, and becoming more widespread throughout the beer drinking community. Sports and beer are another great pairing, but, have you ever thought about pairing your beers with movies? Fear not if you haven't, because in this case, I've done the thinking for you. With the new release of … Continue reading Disney Movie and Beer Pairings
It's officially my favorite time of year for beer, as Oktoberfest is celebrated from September 21st through October 6th this year, and all the Marzen's and Festbiers' are rolling out on the beer shelves. These light alcohol, full flavor lagers are the perfect beer to usher in Fall. As the days shorten and the nights … Continue reading Oktoberfest Mac n Cheese? Yes, Please!
As I settle back into sipping through the hop heavy beers in San Diego, just under a week removed from a first time trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, I start remembering my first sip of the saison recommended to me by my companion at the Twins game,. Not only is a saison my favorite style of … Continue reading The Beer Scene of Minneapolis
When you think about that first beer that you had, be it craft or not, that made you stop, savor the sip, and think "Huh...I wonder what else might taste like this", what comes to mind? That is what I mean about having a gateway beer, the beer that got you curious about, and into … Continue reading Let’s Talk Gateway Beers
When asked what the first thing that comes to mind when I mention Sonoma County or the Napa Valley region, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco, CA is, the standard reaction is "Oh the wine country!". Napa and Sonoma yes, are both known to be excellent wine producing regions that attract millions of visitors … Continue reading Sonoma County- More than just Wine.
With the vast amount of breweries popping up left and right these days, its easy and fun to create an adventure out of brewery hopping and being able to check out as many local places as possible. Whether you're in or around your hometown, or enjoying a vacation near a host of breweries, hitting different … Continue reading All Aboard the Brew Bus
Ever since I was a kid, I can remember having a "place of purpose". To me, a place of purpose meant somewhere I can go and feel comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere in, regardless of the time of day or reason for being there. When I was a much younger kid, it was the public … Continue reading Breweries; My Place of Purpose
There are tons of styles of beer out there, and subcategories in those styles. IPAs, hazy or otherwise, Saisons, Brown Ales, Stouts, Pilsners, you name em (can you name them all?). One style that not many people have heard of, and when I first did back in 2015, had the same reaction most do "Umm, … Continue reading Gruits of their Labor
Five days ago I got back from my first conference put on by Zephyr Conferences, this year's Beer Now 2019 conference for beer bloggers and influencers. Every year it's held in a different city meant to highlight a beer scene and brewer's guild, and this year's, the conference's 10th year, was held in Great Falls, … Continue reading My Beer Now Experience in Great Falls, Montana
We all have bucket lists. Travel bucket lists, food bucket lists, experiences to check off before a certain time of our life. As a #beergeek, I certainly have compiled a Beer & Brewery bucket list (say that five times fast) over the last few years. Upon moving to New England in 2013, I discovered the … Continue reading The Ommegang Experience