Month / November 2013

From the Ethernet… Hey Bartender: Rachel from Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton The Appleton Post-Crescent   Rachel Kramer, from Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, talks with Mike Thiel about her signature drink, Vanumpkin, strange tips she’s received … Beer Buzz Nuvo   by Rita Kohn Brewing conversation The free seminar titled “So You Want to Read More

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I’m thankful for all the beer in the United States and the rest of the world where it is brewed! If you are thankful for this post be sure to “Subscribe”… there on the left. Don’t miss the next one!   Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Read More

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This coming Thursday, 28 November 2013, a day of Thanksgiving feasting is traditional in most of the United States of America. It is a feast that tradition dictates includes roasted large foul, various tuber dishes and a number of root vegetables and onion dishes. Bread pudding and sweet berries are also iconic dishes often included. Read More

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Let me know after Thanksgiving if any one of them actually worked. (SUBSCRIBE TO FIND OUT!)   Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.      

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If the title of this blog confuses you then you have never cooked a holiday meal for a group of ten or more people. If you know exactly what the title means I have good news for you… it’s that shot of Turkey before you sit down. It calms the nerves, incites digestion and tastes Read More

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Flying Dog Brewery Releases Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter Magnums Signed by Artist Ralph Steadman   Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Frederick, MD – When Hunter S. Thompson, the prolific Gonzo journalist and longtime friend of Flying Dog founder George Stranahan, died in 2005, the brewery paid tribute the only way it knew how: A beer.   Read More

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It has been a few years since my second book, Cooking and Eating with Beer – 50 Chefs, Brewmasters, and Restaurateurs Talk about Beer and Food, was published, and the recent publication of John Holl’s The American Craft Beer Cookbook – 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs & Breweries… actually sixteen years. One of the Read More

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The following are for your enjoyment and include my favorites from the last few months…

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We are all friends in fermentation… The reservations of beer drinkers and the rituals of wine drinkers have maintained a degree of separation such that each peers suspiciously into the camp of the other and each is left wondering what their differences really are. The latest tome to give beer drinkers the courage to “cross-over” Read More

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The book alluded to in the title of this blog is a reference to the “cookbook”. The publishing of books of recipes has a long and convoluted history. The rendering of all the processes involved in preparing food into a written form of communication was much more of an art than a science. Writing about Read More

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