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Rosemary Potato Brown Ale Galette

Rosemary Potato Brown Ale Galette. Vegan, healthy and insanely delicious. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!    I once knew a woman who had marched on Washington with Martin Luther King. She was fascinating and captivating and no matter how many interesting stories I can tell you, she had me beat on all levels. I sat at a small formica table […]

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Frozen Beer Soaked Watermelon

Summer beers have arrive, filling the shelves of our bottle shops with pale ambiguous summer refreshment. If you’re new to beer, these labels can be a bit confusing due to the comprehensive lack of cohesion with the title: summer ale. Some have a beautiful bitter hop bite, some have a nice malty flavor, some are […]

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Grilled Beer Soaked Rosemary Potatoes (with a grill or without)

I’m not crazy. There is an actually practical reason to soak your potatoes in a beer brine before they hit the grill.  Potatoes are mostly water, held in by the starch. Using the water extracting powder of salt you can help remove the water and give your potatoes a crispier outside with a creamy middle […]

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Beer Soaked Oven Fries

People have irrational culinary fears, I get it. Some people avoid recipes using yeast like they are circus clowns in a dark alley. Some people can’t wrap their brains around the idea of plunging food into hot oil without a spotter. I have an irrational fear of mall Santas so I get it, there are […]

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Mushroom Quinoa Porter Chili & Is Beer Vegan?

 Is Beer Vegan? From an outsiders perspective, the question might seems silly. Beer, after all, is made from plants and water. At its most basic, the ingredients to make beer are simple: water, malt, hops, yeast; all of which are clearly non-animal. And while brewmasters have a way of working everything from bacon to whole […]

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Beer Battered Avocado Tacos with Fresh Corn Salsa

    Nothing in life should be qualified by what is left out. You shouldn’t stand in the warm, golden, tropical, sun, toes digging into the sand, asking where the snow is. You shouldn’t visit Machu Picchu and think, “It’s pretty good for a place that doesn’t have a mall.” Lazy Sunday afternoons spent reading Down […]

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Roasted Corn, Pale Ale and Coconut Curry Chowder with Brûléed Avocados

  I brûléed some avocados, which, lets me honest, is sort of strange. But it gave this soup a campfirey, smoky flavor that I loved so I’m standing behind the decisions. A decision that was largely based on the fact that I’ve had this brulee torch for over two months and haven’t use it yet. Now […]

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Homemade Garlic Beer Pita Bread

  Do you remember when I told you that once I discovered that homemade corn tortillas where so good it made me realize that I didn’t acctually hate corn tortillas, I just hated those sad cardboard disks they sell at the store? Pita bread is an even bigger revelaiton. It’s not as quick as those […]

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Vegan Chipotle Stout Chili with IPA Cashew Cream

    If you’re new to the Craft Beer scene, it might surprise you how many vegetarian and vegans there are here. While I am a meat eater (clearly, I put bacon in desserts), I did spend three years as a vegetarian. Mostly, this was a response to growing up on a farm and getting […]

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Brewed Mary: Beer Bloody Mary

  No offense to vodka, but a Bloody Mary just tastes better with beer. And an IPA is the inarguable choice for a Brewed Mary. I am, for the most part, a live and let live person. Happy to let your differing opinions thrive right along side mine. There are recipe choices that I would […]

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