Beer & Food Course – Craftbeer.com

Just a quick note to our readers.... This course can be downloaded for free. The Brewers Association (http://www.brewersassociation.org/), publishers of Craftbeer.com (http://www.craftbeer.com/), have designed an online five-day course which includes: four days of lecture and reading that can work around existing accredited lab time in a kitchen; two tasting sessions to understand styles and pairing; … Continue reading Beer & Food Course – Craftbeer.com

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Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

I'm not much of a chilihead. Sure, I like some jalepeños on my nachos, or a little Cholula in my ramen noodles, but hot wing challenges seem ridiculous and even torturous to me. So why am I sitting at a table with 4 chili beers, including what is generally regarded as the hottest beer on … Continue reading Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

#Couchtrippin NYC

September 28, 2014 was a night to remember - although with all of the Lagunitas cerveza fria flowing freely, there was a basis in which remembering could be compromised ;).  The Lagunitas "Couchtrippin' to New Orleans...2014 Tour (http://lagunitas.com/couchtrippin/#) was on its way around the U.S..  What could be more enticing than one of our favorite … Continue reading #Couchtrippin NYC

Kane You Brew It?

Ocean, New Jersey, we like it there.  Summer memories of the Jersey Shore, fishing, music, friends, and....suds.  (credit photo to Kane Brewing Company) Yesterday afternoon, the American Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/), in collaboration with Kane Brewing Company (http://www.kanebrewing.com/), held a rally at Kane Brewing Company's headquarters.  As a perk, Michael Kane gave away 5 gallons of wort … Continue reading Kane You Brew It?

Happy 2nd Birthday – Widow Jane Distillery

Bourbon?  Yes please?  Now that's a flip flop for me, having been weaned on Piels Light and Miller Light.  Over the past five years, however, with the explosion of the craft beer movement, coupled with fusions associated with beer and barrel-aging, the taste of bourbon has become more familiar.  So if I can enjoy bourbon barrel-aged … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday – Widow Jane Distillery