Beer Cheese Ball

  I was a lifeguard for three years in college. Mostly at summer camps, poorly run water slide parks and a bad summer on floating dock in the middle of a dirty lake. Late one night at a summer camp in Western Canada the guys who ran the camp decided to let the pre-teen campers, […]

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Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce

    I’m the kind of girl that brings beer to a baby shower. Which works out well, when it’s a digital baby shower for the kind of girl who likes those sorts of things. Like my friend Bev who, in her multi tasking ways, is in the process of growing not one but two […]

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Chocolate Stout Candy Cane Cake & Christmas Beers

  “Christmas Beer” is a bit of a broad term. It’s isn’t really a style since brewers are free to bring anything from an IPA to a barrel aged stout to the holiday beer table. It’s more of an opportunity. An opportunity for beer people to do get creative, draw inspiration from the season, and […]

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Salted Beer Caramel Sauce plus 5 More Edible Homemade Beer Gifts

‘Tis the Season. To drink too much, eat too much and blame it all on seasonally appropriate Holiday Cheer.  I can get behind that, excess seems to agree with me. And while we’re at it, DIY’ing a few holiday gifts infused with beer is another great excuse to break into that beer stash. After all […]

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Beer Brined Paprika Chicken with IPA Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce + Giveaway

When you decided to dedicate your life to cooking with beer, people ask questions. Sometimes those questions follow puzzled looks at the grocery store at 8am while pushing a cart full of beer. More commonly it’s during interviews, which have become more and more frequent over the past year (apparently I’m the foremost leading expert […]

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Spinach Artichoke Beer Cheese Crostini

This is necessary. Putting dip on bread. Serving it on a silver platter. Acting fancy. It’s the same amalgamation of ingredients as that dip you serve in that Pyrex bowl surrounded by bread slices, relatively similar process, but the result is the ability to use the Italian word for “little toast” whilst talking about beer […]

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Rosemary Beer Biscuits with Stout Sausage Gravy

Let’s pretend for a second that you’ve never had biscuits and gravy. Like you’ve never sat in good company at a crappy diner in a small town eating sub par biscuits and gravy washing it down with shitty coffee like it’s the best breakfast you’ve ever had. Like you’ve never had someones grandma make them […]

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Duck Confit on IPA Potato Cakes with Stout Pomegranate Sauce

 What the hell does Confit mean, anyway? The culinary world is full of high brow words that can be used to dazzle and confuse the mainstream masses, that in reality just define simple principles. Charcuterie? Just a meat plate. Crutites? Just raw vegetables. Braise? Sear in hot pan then cook slow and low in liquid. […]

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Orange Brewlius

Can I be dramatic for a second? And not in that I Almost Died in Morocco story kind of way, this is more the twisted inner workings of Jackie kind of way. It’ll only take a second. I sleep about as well as homeless prostitute (that’s bad, by the way). If I can fall asleep, it’s […]

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Beer Recipe Round Up for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Mostly because living in Los Angeles, gives it an entirely different vibe than your average American expereinces. Not just because of the typical 78 degree weather but because no one who lives in LA is from LA. Meaning, when it comes the holiday kick off pre-December meals, no one has […]

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