Month: November 2015

Delirium Tremens: My Gateway Beer

“There is an old Celtic axiom that says ‘Good people drink good beer.’ This is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see bad people drinking bad beer. Think about it.” -Hunter S. Thompson One of the most vivid memories of my twenties was craft beer, it sparked a passion and appreciation that grows each day. I am a formally trained Chef/Pastry chef and have worked all of my life in the restaurant industry. I have come to love beer in some of the same ways I love being a...

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5 Thanksgiving Beers

There is a lot to be thankful for this year.  One thing to be thankful is the amazing beer that we have right at our finger tips.  Seriously, we are in a craft beer boom and there is no better way to show our gratitude than to do it with the beer we drink and share with loved ones.  With that being said, here is a list of 5 Thanksgiving beers that you should scoop up for turkey (or tofurkey) day 2015. 5 Thanksgiving Beers 1. Saison by Funkwerks Brewing:  This brewery is well known across the country for their saisons...

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Craft Beer Latinas – The Unicorns

I am a unicorn. I didn’t realize it until last night, but apparently I’m much like the mythical creature — legendary, elusive, and often surrounded by bright colors and glitter. OK that’s not really what I’m talking about, but you know what I mean, a rare individual. I was sitting in the Goose Island Tap Room and I looked for other Latinas. At first glance there didn’t appear to be very many of us. Then I tried to count how many women present, the numbers are dwindling. Yup. Looks like I’m the only Latina here. That’s cool, it means...

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Beer and Turkey: Brined, Canned or Basted

With thanksgiving only a few weeks away I’m starting to look for some turkey recipes to cook and what better addition than beer? Wait maybe bacon! NAHHH. Depending on the type of beer you can add so much additional flavor to a turkey. Stouts are good to add a toasty malty component to beer, lagers add a touch of bitterness, browns can be used in a sauce to glaze your beer the possibilities are there you just got to have the ganas to reach out and DO IT! Methods to infuse beer and turkey vary widely, you can do...

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The Death of Pumpkin Beers

After Halloween is there even reason to buy or drink a Pumpkin beer I mean c’mon that’s so last month. You can find some in the clearance section of your local beer store and if you’re so brave, buy some and bring it to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Seriously pumpkin beers after October is a major faux pas, well at least in my sphere of influence. Now though I come armed with facts to supply my death to pumpkin beer army with a much needed pat on the back. The Brewers Association has released a highly scientifical report outlining the...

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