Month / November 2012

This morning features the second of four “beer jelly” tastings from Main Street Produce of Littleton, NC. The types of beers used in the jellies are constantly changing so visit the site to see what is available. This morning it’s Duck-Rabbit Porter /Cherry Jam. The English muffin was a Thomas’s brand plane English. One pat Read More

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The basic “burger-beer” is a beer that can refresh the flavor receptors after a beefy-rich rush of mouth filling fat-flavor and almost sweet toasted bread bun and bring out the best flavors of both the burger and the beer. First let us take a look at what a basic burger looks like… Too true… there Read More

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This morning features the second of four “beer jelly” tastings from Main Street Produce of Littleton, NC. The types of beers used in the jellies are constantly changing so visit the site to see what is available. This morning it’s Victory Storm King Stout/Fig Jam. The English muffin was a Thomas’s brand plane English. One Read More

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Why Beer & Burger week? The reason this is beer & burger week is because almost every other publication/media source/blog is fixated on turkey and Thanksgiving dinner side dishes. Not here at BeerBasics! No sir! We stick to what Thanksgiving is all about… being thankful. After family (if you have one) and friends (if you Read More

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This morning features the first of four “beer jelly” tastings from Main Street Produce of Littleton, NC. The types of beers used in the jellies are constantly changing so visit the site to see what is available. This morning it’s Weyerbacher “Blithering Idiot” Barley Wine Jelly. The English muffin was a Thomas’s brand plane English. Read More

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Last night we stopped in a place we had been meaning to visit for years… yes, years… so many places so little time. The place was the Henry Street Alehouse. The food, as pictured below was good basic beer-bar food; sausage and beef meatloaf with sides of mac&cheese and whipped yams. The beer was from Read More

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The recent publishing of the Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink was celebrated last night at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. One of the two panel discussions was titled “What is American Food and Drink?” the other (the one I was on), the much easier topic, was titled Read More

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Later this afternoon, at the Institute on Culinary Education in Manhattan, the Oxford University Press will present an event to introduce their Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. There will be two panel discussions presented that will include persons who contributed to that tome. The first panel will discuss “What is American Food Read More

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The caption on this picture translated: 2 Martini Pete (old nick-name) w/beer N&E (Nick & Eddie – NW corner of Sullivan and Spring Streets Manhattan, NYC) – in 1993. Back then I had already tucked three years of being an editor at the Beverage Media Network and it showed. After I wrote Cooking & Eating Read More

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Deschutes Brewery 901 Southwest Simpson Avenue Bend, OR 97702 (541) 385-8606(541) 385-8606Preface: This 22 oz. bottle of Deschutes Hop Trip Ale was sent to me by the folks at Deschutes Brewing Co. for inclusion in these tasting notes.  The label tells me that it is 5.5% abv and “Best by 01/19/11”. The following notes are Read More

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