For most, the foray into the world of beer trading is swiftly met with an introduction to the secondary value world, as that perceived value tends to drive the trading market. Fortunately, there are still areas free from the shackles of “me first” mindset. Luckily, through my own beer journey, I’ve been fortunate enough to find a small group that acts as a family. While the group mostly allows us to maintain connections online and send each other beers as presents, surprises, and BIFs (beer it forward, essentially chain mail but with beer as presents); recently I have focused my domestic travels on meeting these people in person. With SF Beer Week in progress and more than a half dozen faces I had yet to meet in person, I “sailed off for the San Francisco Bay”.
“Ride, captain ride upon your mystery ship. Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip.”
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. It’s been a nice day outdoors, we started the day with fresh fruit and sweet cream followed by Lobster salad to keep the food light while the workload is heavy. Now that the sun has gone down and we have finished dinner, the air is feeling crisp and it’s time for dessert.
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. We’ve spent the first half of the month focusing on lighter options for morning/daytime activities, while the heat of the day is on. The second half of the month will focus on …
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. It was a treat to be able to showcase wild/sour fermentation styles last month, and the DIY approach even gave us inspiration for this week. In The Basics, we featured the …
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. This week we are continuing to delve into the depths of the history of sour/wild fermentation methods. Last week we mentioned some historical benchmark Belgian sour producers, to close out the month, we are featuring Hanssens Brouwerij from Dworp, about 8 miles outside Brussels.
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food! We have attempted to keep the intensity of the wild/sour attributes scaled back through these first couple weeks, but now it’s time to take the training wheels off for those of you new to these types of flavors.
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. We are off to an exciting start as the pairing with Westbrook last week was very inspirational for Alewise, and it was great to see Morgan in Denver last week …
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. America is known in the beer world as having the biggest, boldest and strongest flavors, and Alewise wanted to celebrate that by ending this month’s meal with a pairing featuring a big Imperial Stout from Firestone Walker, the Parabola.
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. Hopefully last weeks pairing was as inspirational for you, as it was very exciting for us. In case you missed last week’s article, the New Belgium Wild 2 Dubbel we paired with Oak at Fourteenth was a great precursor to the meal we are enjoying at The Golden Eagle Inn this week. That meal pairs perfectly with the American IPA.
Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. As we mentioned in last weeks article, continuing on the with our theme of the month, this week we are featuring OAK at fourteenth and the New Belgium Brewing Lips of Faith Wild 2 Dubbel.