Category Archives: Beer & Food

Beer Pairing 101

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Your vote counts!In my recent article about beer dinners, I touched on the importance of pairing beer and food appropriately. This topic struck a chord with some readers, who asked for more information about how pairing works and the effect it can have on your overall experience. At its core, beer pairing is about combining two of life’s great pleasures: craft beer and high-quality food. Almost every beer fan drinks with some of their meals already—why not put some thought into how the food and…

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Beer Dinner Break Down

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Your vote counts!When I talk to friends and fellow beer fans about upcoming events, I’m surprised by how many are unfamiliar with or even intimidated by beer dinners. The general concept is simple: attendees pay a fixed price for multiple courses of food, each of which is paired with one or more beers. Beer dinners are growing increasingly popular as restaurateurs recognize the quality and versatility of craft beer, not to mention its ability to complement all styles of cuisine. Beer-themed events can attract customers…

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time For A Beer

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Your vote counts!This article was originally published on 12/15/2015 Oh the weather outside is frightful, but a well crafted brew is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, seasonal beer seasonal beer seasonal beer.  Ok maybe that’s not the best rendition of  a classic Christmas song but I’ve never claimed to be a lyricist.  As I write this we are only a handful of days away from Christmas, the gift list almost completed and I’m on the tail end of my first of…

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Vermont Brewery Tour

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Your vote counts!Vermont is truly a wonderful state.  Endless green mountains, pristine country views,  rolling rivers, and of course beer.  As if this state does not already have enough positives, it is additionally home to some of the, if not the best, craft beer in the country.  With breweries such as The Alchemist, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, and Hill Farmstead, this state attracts beer lovers from all over the country and sends beer geeks scurrying to snatch up beers such as Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine. While I…

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New Belgium & Ben and Jerry’s Collaboration

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Your vote counts!Cherry Garcia, Schweddy Balls, Economic Crunch, Dastardly Mash…and New Belgium Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale? Beer and ice cream – together? You bet! Ben and Jerry’s recently decided to graft a little craft beer into their ice cream. Concurrently, New Belgium offered to the beer drinking community their Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale. This is not the beer lover’s version of a root beer float. It’s ice cream with beer flavor and it’s beer with flavors familiar to an ice cream aficionado. Fun, huh?…

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor Ed Goldsworthy (@TheOnlyFeed) Hey guys. I’m back. Right here. Ready to roll. Let’s do this. Let’s light this firecracker. Grease this skillet.   I dunno why I typed all that stuff. It was weird, right?   Okay. So I have a shocking admission to make. And there is a big reason why I haven’t written anything on here for a while. So I’m just going to say it. I hope you’re sitting down. Or standing. Or whatever. Look, I can’t solve…

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Adventures in Ohio City’s Craft Beer Scene

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport Living in Michigan spoils you when it comes to the craft beer boom. There are hundreds of brewpubs and micro breweries and even more still applying for the licensing. It’s always fun to travel around and try different beers from different breweries. One of the cool things that comes with writing a beer blog and doing a beer podcast is that when you travel people want to show you how cool the craft beer scene is where they live. …

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Worth The Price Of Admission

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Your vote counts!Have you  ever been browsing through a bottle shop looking through a section of bombers and other single bottle beers only to encounter a fellow patron who informs you of a revelation?  This happened to me last week.  Apparently, according to this guy, all beer tastes the same and I’m merely getting ripped off on these big expensive beers.  Clearly this came as a shock to me, and I promptly put down my $15 quad and grabbed myself a 15 pack of Miller…

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Regrained – Beer Food

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Your vote counts!From David, Founder of Sommbeer I’m not complaining, but I find it odd that we don’t receive more samples from companies at Sommbeer.  We are averaging around a million hits per month on Sommbeer.com so it’s not that we’re “small time”.  My theory on this is simple; We don’t accept compensation from companies which makes it risky for them to send us their product for review.  A paid reviewer has to write nice stuff – we don’t. At Sommbeer, we serve up brutal…

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