A blog about eating, drinking, and making things - one small batch at a time

Month: May 2014

Breweries: Do this, NOT this.

Breweries: Do this, NOT this.

As a beer writer, I find it extremely hard to deliver negative criticism. Partly, that’s because there is so much positivity in the craft beer world that it’s really easy to focus on the good stuff. There are times, however, when a little honesty is important, […]

#100: Allagash!

#100: Allagash!

This, right here, is the 100th post on Love Beer, Love Food. I can hardly believe it! The site started out as a creative outlet to pass the time, and has grown into a very serious, but still incredibly fun venture. I strive towards continually improving […]

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

I hate to pick a favorite style of beer – BUT if I was forced to, at gun-point, saison would narrowly win.

As you know, saison and I have been in a torrid love affair for some time now. I love it’s zippy carbonation, lemony brightness, and peppery bite. Because of these aspects, saison is particularly wonderful when paired with food. The citrus character shines and the pepper sings. The carbonation cleanses the palate after each sip.

Just wonderful.

Stone Saison Beer

Obviously I was AMPED when a representative from Stone Brewing Company reached out to see if I’d be interested in writing a recipe that included their brand new beer, Stone Saison.

But first, let’s talk about the beer. (more…)