Beer has a rich, varied history and is an important part of different cultures around the world. Beer isn’t just a pastime classic. It was a way of life. It was even part of the beginning of civilization thousands of years ago. Find out the … [Read more...] about The History of Beer
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It's official. The premium lager inspired by the award-winning TV show, Letterkenny, has come true. It's 100% official beer with a satisfying taste that can get along with anyone in the room. How do we know? We've been eyeing Puppers for a … [Read more...] about Puppers Beer: Real or Fake?
IPA Pickled Veggies are a thing. Trust me on this one. You are going to want to try these soon. Cold, briny, and now bitter can be added as a descriptor for these tasty morsels. A real pleasure during the hot summer months as a snack or alongside … [Read more...] about IPA Pickled Veggies
When you think of mushrooms, you usually think of pizza, cream of mushroom soup, or maybe some sautéed mushrooms to adorn your medium rare steaks. I know this is what normal people think of when thinking about mushrooms. I too think of these tasty … [Read more...] about The Fungus Among Us….The story of a Mushroom Beer
Brews or beers are made from a variety of grains, so each has a different taste and different properties. Corn produces a smooth, sweet beer. Oats add creaminess and fullness to beers. Rice adds snappiness to a beer’s flavor, while rye adds spiciness … [Read more...] about Why Barley Brewing Is Better for the Environment
I first had beer ice cream at Sweet Action here in Denver and was really impressed. They are masters of incorporating odd ingredients into ice cream (sour cream and chives!?!?) and it's a regular stop of mine. I knew I had to give beer ice cream a … [Read more...] about How to Make Beer Ice Cream
In recent months there has been a lot of talk in the homebrewing community about how homebrewers can reduce their brew times all the while still creating a delicious beer. Simple Homebrew Denny Conn and Drew Beechum over at Experimental … [Read more...] about The Metamorphosis – A Four-Hour Boil
It is said that Spruce Tips impart various flavors associated with the needle buds that are found on spruce trees. Spruce tips impart a great combination of citrus, pine, resinous, floral, and even cola-like flavor. The history of using spruce … [Read more...] about The Spruce Tip Experience
Autumn is upon us. With the coming harvest, crisp mornings, colder nights, and fireside, family get-togethers, comes the time of year to brew one of my favorite seasonal beers: Pumpkin beer! Pumpkins have been used in American beer recipes as an … [Read more...] about Mashing Pumpkins – How To Turn Post-Halloween Pumpkins Into Amazing Homebrew Beer Recipes
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Before you go grab your morning brew, let's talk history. This historic day takes place each year on March 17th in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Since the 17th century, this day has … [Read more...] about Irish Beer Brownies
The more I drink beer, the more I pick up on flavors hidden within the layers of hops, grains, and yeast. Those flavors get me thinking, “What would this beer tastes like with chicken? How would it marinade a steak? What happens if I substitute … [Read more...] about Chocolate Pumpkin Porter Muffins
“The only real stumbling block is fear or failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what the hell kind of attitude” -Julia Child Her wisdom still carries on to this day, and the quote should help you realize that cooking failures happen to the best … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Start Cooking with Beer
Ingredients: 3 cups of white flour ¼ cup brown sugar lightly packed 4 ½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 12 ounces beer, your choice in flavor Optional: 1 chopped up and deseeded jalapeno or other … [Read more...] about Baking with Beer – A Simple & Delicious Beer Bread Recipe
The first time I took biochemistry it stumped me. I got a ridiculous D+. Second time around, the light bulb clicked. I finally saw and understood the complexity and simplicity of how biochemistry in our body and in our food interacts with one … [Read more...] about Book Review: Beer Pairing
Spring is here...which means baseball season is here...which means there are two questions on my mind: Will Manny Machado come back from his injury to lead the O's to the playoffs & eventually a World Series victory, restoring one of the greatest … [Read more...] about What Beer Pairs Best with Hot Dogs?
"Beer" "Candy" "Bacon" I had never heard those three words put together. My brain can't perform that type of mental feat. When I first heard about it on this CraftBeer.com article it blew my mind. I had to try it. The all important question was, … [Read more...] about Beer Candied Bacon
It doesn't always take a growler-full when cooking with beer. Sometimes just a dash will do. A small amount of the "secret ingredient" can leave your guests mystified and delighted. What IS that!? Sriracha anyone? This recipe only uses 1 … [Read more...] about Beer-Charged Caramelized Onions
My "beer mood" is constantly changing, but one style that I can drink day in and day out is Berliner Weisse. It's refreshing, tart but not sour, and light enough that you can have multiple multiple multiple pints. Given my love of matching beer … [Read more...] about What Food Pairs Best with Berliner Weisse?
A few months ago I mentioned my new found love for chocolate and beer. In that post, I explained how a gift of gourmet chocolate to my girlfriend woke me up to a world not too different from the beer world: mainstream crappy products sprinked with … [Read more...] about Easy Beer and Chocolate Pairings with Chocolove
There was a time in my life when my idea of pairing beer with chocolate was drinking a Natty Light with a Kit Kat Bar. Ok so I haven't evolved much. My beer choices have improved but the chocolate I eat isn't exactly artisanal. That will soon … [Read more...] about Chocolate: A Natural Fit for the Craft Beer Lover