Month / March 2009

Piccolo Birrificio S.r.l,Apricale, Italy Preface: Over the last few months I have been approached by the folks at B. United International, a respected importer of some of the most esoteric brews in the world. I congratulate them on their efforts and know of a few restaurants that are offering the beers and ales imported by Read More

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Deschutes BreweryBend, OR Preface: The promotional material that came with this beer describes how the first sign of spring in the Bend, Oregon area, is the first sign of the cinders as the snow melts and the skiers run the risk of scratching their skies or worse. And so the good folks at Deschutes Brewery Read More

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Great Divide Brewing Company2201 Arapahoe StreetDenver, Colorado, 80205United States(303) 296-9460 Preface: As you may deduce from the above illustration, this tasting was not done “in house.” The event was held at a restaurant in Brooklyn Heights called “Jack the Horse.” It was held at the suggestion of Max the bartender who truly merits the moniker Read More

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Greetings, “Hanger steak” is a cut of beef that is found attached to the last rib at the spine, near the kidneys. In French it is called onglet. Italians know it as lombatello, and the same cut of beef is called solomillo de pulmon in Spanish. Many years ago it was known as “Butchers Steak” Read More

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Poutin and Foie Gras Greetings, First of all, for those who don’t know what “poutine” is… It is a serving of deep fried potato chunks, plated and served with meat gravy and soft cheese curds. The dish is famous in the Canadian Provence of Quebec where the specific ingredients, the preparation and the place of Read More

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