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3 Things I’ve Learned about the Beer Biz

3 Things I’ve Learned about the Beer Biz

Long time no see fellow beer and food lovers! As you may remember, just over a year ago I made the decision to change my life’s course. I quit my stable, “adult” career and became a beer rep for Cavalier Distributing – a company dedicated to the sale of […]

How we’re killing craft beer classics: The death of Stone Ruination.

How we’re killing craft beer classics: The death of Stone Ruination.

In the past 24 hours since seeing the news of Ruination’s demise on Stone’s Facebook page and subsequently their blog post, I’ve experienced all of the five stages of grief: Denial:  NO. No way they can do this, holy crap no. Anger:  That’s really messed up. Ruination is an […]

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 about and try new beers plus every hour/day/week is completely unique which suits my ADD tendencies just right.

I have to say it is a bit tougher these days when I am living beer all day to come home and write more about beer.  But, I love it! So I’m just going to make it work! In fact, I’m working on a post about my lessons learned in these first six months since taking the leap. I think you’ll find it eye opening to what the beer biz is really like. Back in June I really thought I knew a lot and boy was I wrong. (more…)

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 […]


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