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Spicy Garlic and Herb Pizza Sauce

Spicy Garlic and Herb Pizza Sauce

Hi loves!!! It’s been a little while – we have much to discuss! First, let me catch you up on the life stuff. I am absolutely loving life as a beer rep. In addition to meeting lots of new, awesome people, I’m the first to know […]

Experimenting with Boardwalk Beer Bread

Experimenting with Boardwalk Beer Bread

Recently I had the pleasure of whipping up this tasty beer bread courtesy of Boardwalk Food Company. While I had never heard of this particular company, I thought, anyone offering an easy beer bread mix is certainly worth checking out. Y’all know how much I […]

Pairing Advice: Blackberry Pie

Pairing Advice: Blackberry Pie

One of the things that I love about beer and food pairing is that there isn’t just one perfect option for any particular food or beer. You can truly customize your pairing based on what styles you like and what aspect of the food or beer you want to highlight. While all this flexibility makes it easier to pair,  if you’re not familiar with the different flavors of the various beer styles it can seem a daunting task.

I want to help you!

A recent reader email has inspired me to create a new series of posts where I offer my suggestions for your beer pairing questions. Here’s how it will work: You comment, email, post on the Love Beer, Love Food Facebook page, etc. and I’ll choose some of my favorites for a monthly post.

So! For this inaugural post, here’s the email that started it:

Hi,

My name is John and I just have a beer pairing question.  I am looking for a couple of styles that would pair well with blackberry pie.  Thank-you for your time, and keep up the good work with the website, I just discovered it recently and have been learning a lot more about craft beer.

Thanks again!

No, thank you John!

I do love a good beer dessert pairing and there are many good options when it comes to pairing beer with blackberry pie. Let’s consider the various aspects of the pie you may like to highlight. (more…)

Meadventures: Making basic honey wine

Meadventures: Making basic honey wine

Scientists believe that the first alcoholic beverage ever made was a combination  of honey, and perhaps grains, that wild yeast and bacteria fermented spontaneously. Someone along the way decided to drink said beverage and voila! This honey wine/ beer mashup was nothing akin to our modern understanding of mead […]

Beautiful Baked Brie with Crispy Sage

Beautiful Baked Brie with Crispy Sage

As you may recall, one of my favorite things in life, besides beer of course, is cheese. I love it bubbling on top of my favorite Porter Onion Soup, mounded on pastas, smothered in sweet and spicy Jezebel dip, or simply sliced and served with bread […]