We’ve been very busy little homebrewers of late, and it feels so right.
I’ve been talking a lot about these RyePA (Rye IPA) beers we brewed on our friend Sean’s Electric Brewery system, remember that gorgeous system I told you about? Well, they’re all carbonated and ready to enjoy!! To celebrate, last weekend we had a combined tapping/birthday party. What better way to celebrate my late twenties than with a duo of delicious home brews!
We went ahead and splurged by getting Eli’s BBQ catered which was UH-mazing. God I love that place. Beers and BBQ, ya’ll. Happy birthday to me.
So much alliteration and deliciousness. You’re going to die. In a good way.
Ever since we brewed our RyePA a few weeks ago, my friend Sarah and I have been on kind of a spent grain recipe bender. This is a good thing, because as it turns out, when you brew a 15 gallon batch of beer you have a LOT of grain leftover. Continue reading →
Burgers and beers. Like peanut butter and jelly, or fig and prosciutto. It just makes sense.
Last week I was honored to be invited to the media pre-view of Smashburger’s new burger and beer pairing menu. As soon as I heard the words burger and beer, I was sold. It didn’t even matter that I’d never heard of Smashburger until I received the email invitation. Continue reading →
Sometimes I think that food bloggers take themselves a bit too seriously. There is actually an entire website dedicated to mocking the crazy things we say. It’s pretty hilarious, actually, you should check it out. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a 24 hour citrus marinated, grilled pork tenderloin with a side of braised haricot vert just as much as the next guy or gal, but sometimes we all need to just simmer down. Since last week was the definition of “too serious” I thought I’d lighten things up a bit by sharing some of my not-so-finest moments of this 6 month foray into blogging.
Exhibit A. Bread pudding featuring a particularly horrific display of improper dairy usage. You see, one day, a coworker randomly gave me a large, crusty baguette to take home. Sweet, I thought, maybe I’ll try and make bread pudding. So I did.
Wow guys. What a week. Seriously, what a $(&#@!^ week. I think the satirical online newspaper, the Onion put it best, “… sorry, is all this sh*t really happening at once? Because if all this sh*t is really happening at once, multiple reports verified, then this might actually be, honest to God, one of the worst weeks of all time.” Continue reading →