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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 […]

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

Look what came in the mail!!! Some of you are like, um, wtf is that? Hop rhizomes people!!! It is officially hop planting season. Last year was the first year we planted hops. We opted for three varieties: the very popular Cascade, Nugget, and Golding […]

Beer Diary: Blank Slate Brewing Company is in the ‘Hood!

Beer Diary: Blank Slate Brewing Company is in the ‘Hood!

There are lots of exciting things going on right now here at LBLF. I can hardly stand it! This weekend I had the honor of touring Blank Slate Brewing Company, a relative new-comer to the Cincinnati craft beer scene. Scott Lafollette, brewer owner, and I chatted about all things brewing for almost two hours. We had a blast as he showed me around the brewery, discussing what BSBC was all about, and tasting a beer, or three. Blank Slate Brewing Company

I ALSO had the pleasure (please-ure?) of meeting up with my new friend, Ryan Santos, chef of the outstanding haute cuisine style pop-up dinner series “Please to Eat You.” He’s graciously sharing a beer&food hybrid with LBLF: how-to make vinegar out of BEER. Me=freaking.out.about.this. Then we’ll be collaborating on a subsequent recipe using the vinegar that can’t be missed. I just love a little DIY in the kitchen. You’ll have to wait for my upcoming Monday food musings for more about the how to, I just couldn’t help but give you a little teaser. (more…)

Beer Diary, today I visited 50 West Brewery…

Beer Diary, today I visited 50 West Brewery…

Happy Thursday! Welcome to what will now be a weekly beer-tastic series. Every Thursday on LBLF you’ll get a glimpse into my real life beer diary. For those who’ve been following along, you’re probably a little excited, and a lot scared. Reasonably so.


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