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Caramel Apple Brown Ale Cake

    I was once asked to write a piece about apples for a print magazine. Seems easy enough, I did grow up on a farm flanked by apple orchards.  But here’s the problem, I tend to be a bit opinionated about certain things. Most issues bring out a very “live and let live” spirt to […]

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Pumpkin Porter Beer Brownies Sundaes

Pumpkin things are upon us. Of course we have those pumpkin spice lattes that the weather is far too warm to warrant, and the overly orange plastic pumpkins that Target is trying to push on us, but it’s the beer that gets me most excited. It can be a triple digit August afternoon when a […]

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Chocolate Stout Caramel Tart with Pretzel Crust

  I was stuck in an elevator once. I was in college, on my way to a job interview. The elevator was supposed to deposit me on the 9th floor a perfect 6 minutes before my interview time. But somewhere between the 4th and 5th floor, the elevator jolted to a stop, the doors slightly […]

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Blackberry Beer Pie Bars

I’m good at things, probably more things than I should be good at given the fact that I ignore these irrelevant gifts. I can dance salsa, I have an exaggerated ability to fold fitted sheets, I can draw cartoons, I can get grocery store clerks to admit embarrassing secrets, and I make the worlds best chocolate […]

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Cherry Vanilla Pale Ale Party Cake

  I’m a huge fan of ridiculous cakes. My Epic Chocolate Stout Cake has three layers of cake and three layers of chocolate fudge. My Lemon Dream Cake is similar. I even spent years making obnoxiously large cakes shaped like hamburgers and sharks, and by the way, who cares if a cake is shaped like […]

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Coconut Cake with Pale Ale Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  Beer and fruit have a bit of a sordid past. From the ill-advised orange slice served on the side of a hefeweizen, to the cringe inducing Bud Light Lime.  Thankfully, plenty of remarkable unions have a sordid pasts. Beer and fruit just needed a few takes to get it right. The current state of beer and […]

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have this theme in my life right now about fear. Not the kind of fear that keeps you from jumping out of airplanes (which I’ve done), or the fear that comes when you hear a noise in the middle of the night which clearly means a murderer is in your living room. But a […]

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Blackberry Basil Belgian Ale Milkshake

I’m going to confess to you the least foodie thing I’ve ever done. A few years ago I was in Spain, I’d missed my fight out of Madrid because of an ill timed visit to the Prado, some churros and a bull fighting poster and I was stuck for an indefinite amount of time. I […]

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Peaches and Cream Ale Pie

  Cream ales found their way into the American beer system during prohibition, an ironic time for many great alcoholic beverages to have gotten their start. The name is a bit misleading, cream isn’t involved in the brewing process, but the taste is smooth and even a bit creamy which is where the name comes […]

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Orange Saison Sour Cream Ice Cream

You need to know about Saisons. One of my favorite summer beer styles, it’s crisp, fruity, nice carbonation and great spice. It’s prefect for those summer cookouts, it pairs well with everything from potato salad to ribs. Saisons is a style that was born out of a farm house in Belgium, and lets be honest […]

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