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So you want to host a beer pairing dinner…

I was recently approached by Dan Higgins, a friend and excellent local chef, to host a beer pairing dinner. I figured it was a great opportunity to put into practice all of the beer pairing studying I did for the Certified Cicerone┬« exam.┬áPlus, it’s hard to say no to someone who says, “how about I come to your house and make a six course dinner and you pair beers with it.”

No brainer.

Before I start, I have to apologize in advance for the hunger and thirst that this article will cause you. It was probably one of, if not THE, best meals I’ve ever eaten. Hopefully it will help you plan the best meal of your life too.

Plating Duck Continue reading So you want to host a beer pairing dinner…

February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe

Whoa alliteration. OK, this is gonna be kind of a monthly fave “Beer Diary” meets Monday food recipe, meets “Travel Edition” post mashup.

You know how much I love a good mashup. I mean who doesn’t? Guacamole – Mango Salsa, #AmIRight?

Framboise Reduction Continue reading February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe