Monthly Archives: February 2008

Malternative Beer and Dessert Pairing Menu

It’s hump day and our Malternative Beer and Dessert Pairing Event is right around the corner. Our culinary consultants are hard at work collecting all the ingredients and prepping as much as they possibly can without compromising freshness and quality. … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Beer and Food Pairings

With my Malternative Beer and Food Pairing Event coming up this Friday, beer and food pairings have been at the forefront of my mind lately. We have a six-course menu of beer and dessert pairings that I am very excited … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session – Altbier

Most of my beer knowledge comes from my homebrewing background. I initially got interested in homebrewing after reading about it in my college newspaper. It seemed like a cool thing to do and I have always been interested in making … Continue reading

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BJCP class week 4

I can’t believe a month has already passed by since I started taking this class. While I feel I have learned a lot, I don’t think that I have learned enough to pass the BJCP certification test yet. From what … Continue reading

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2008 Upcoming Beer Festivals

What a February to remember! Between Strong Beer Month put on by Magnolia Brew Pub and 21st Amendment, the Double IPA festival at The Bistro, Celebrator’s 20th Anniversary Beerapalooza party and Toronado’s Barley Wine festival there was a lot going … Continue reading

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2008 Barley Wine Festival at the Toronado

2008 Toronado Barleywine Festival (click for photo gallery) This post is coming a little late but since the Barley Wine Festival is still going on at Toronado, I guess it’s still appropriate. As I’ve written before, the barley wine festival … Continue reading

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BJCP class week 3

This week at our BJCP class, we learned about and tasted a few beer from some of my favorite styles. It’s so weird but whenever I attend these classes, I find myself at odds… with myself! For the most part, … Continue reading

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Righting past wrongs?

I subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine published by the website of the same name. While I don’t have the time to read each issue cover to cover, the issues I do manage to read I find very useful and I learn … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly… wah, wah, waaaah!

The Good I saw this article today and it got me all excited. It’s an piece from BusinessWeek talking about the micro brewery/craft brewery scene. In a nutshell, the article points out how profitable the craft beer scene is. As … Continue reading

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2008 Double IPA Festival at The Bistro

The Double IPA festival at The Bistro is the kickoff event of Beerapalooza 2008. The Mrs. and I sent out an invitation to our beer loving friends to join us but in the end, we ended going up by ourselves. … Continue reading

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