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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 iconic beer with a 100 rating on Ratebeer and a world class rating on Beer Advocate. Idiots!

Bargaining:  Ok Stone, give me another chance. I’m going to my local beer store to buy some right now, ok? Ok?!??

Depression:  Ruination 2.0? Just not going to be the same. Man that really sucks.

And finally, acceptance:  Ok, I get it. Ruination was seeing some decline in numbers and 2.0 is bound to be amazing. Way to stay relevant guys.

Then, after acceptance finally sank in, a final feeling swept over me: guilt. Continue reading How we’re killing craft beer classics: The death of Stone Ruination.

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. Continue reading Stone’s New Saison & a Summery Seafood Treat

Top Three Tuesday: Dead of Winter ’14 Edition

As we suffer through these last six weeks of winter, let’s take refuge inside, preferably next to a roaring fire with a delicious beer.

This time of year, the beers I reach for tend toward the dark, roasty porters and stouts, as well as higher ABV beers like barrel aged and imperial-ized beers. Continue reading Top Three Tuesday: Dead of Winter ’14 Edition