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Month: December 2013

Top Three Tuesday – New Year’s Eve Edition

Top Three Tuesday – New Year’s Eve Edition

I’m a bit early on this month’s Top Three Tuesday post, but I couldn’t help it! I just had to share with you some of my favorite New Year’s Eve-worthy beers.  These are classy beers, reminiscent of the bubbly stuff, but even more delicious (and […]

Mussels Two Ways – cheap, easy, and made with BEER!

Mussels Two Ways – cheap, easy, and made with BEER!

Don’t run away! Mussels truly are delicious, affordable, and easy to make. Over the years I developed a love hate relationship with these shiny little mollusks. Love at first, then hate after a bad experience at a restaurant, and now, back to love. The mussel […]

Cellar Dweller Craft Beer at Valley Vineyards

Cellar Dweller Craft Beer at Valley Vineyards

I had an opportunity to visit Cellar Dweller Craft Beer at Valley Vineyards winery last week – It has been on my to-do list for months, and I finally made it!

Here is a quick back story in case you’re new to Cellar Dweller: Valley Vineyards is an award winning winery located in Morrow, Ohio, just a short drive North of Cincinnati off 71. Steve, the head brewer of Cellar Dweller has been a homebrewer for many years. In 2012 he convinced his family, owners of Valley Vineyard to start a craft brewery in the basement. He literally is the cellar dweller. Now Steve serves up tasty craft beers from easy drinking lawnmower beers to high IBU hop bombs at the Vineyard. (more…)

On beer, women, and the continuing need for advocacy

On beer, women, and the continuing need for advocacy

Beer is in the midst of a cultural shift – the craft beer industry is booming and beer tastes are changing for men and women. Despite some growth in the female beer market, it remains that only 25 – 29 percent of American ladies like beer. Historically, brewing was […]

Make your own beer mustard.

Make your own beer mustard.

Seriously, do it. It is ridiculously easy. I’ll never buy mustard again. I heard about making this pantry staple from friends of mine the day of our Cheese and Beer Pairing get together. They let me try some of their own homemade mustard and it […]