My March Favourites

As March is wrapping up, I have to share some of my favourite beers that I tried this past month. Some are easily accessible, and some unfortunately, are not. 1. Highwater Brewing’s “Celebrator 25” This beer is easily the BEST beer I’ve had this year. This was designed by Steve Altimari, and crew for the 25th…

“Beer Edges Wine As Young Women’s Drink of Choice”

“Beer Edges Wine As Young Women’s Drink of Choice” This is a repost from the L.A. Times, and although it is a short article. I found many of the statements to be both true, and also inaccurate. The root of the brewing community is predominantly male-based, and marketing is still focused on that history. However, we…

Fresno Craft Beer Festival

Fresno Craft Beer Festival Just found out this event from friends down at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing, and I think I’ll have to go! I live about two hours north, and it’s not often that you will see craft brew festivals here in the Central Valley of California.  On Saturday, May 11th, from 2-7pm, there will be over 25 craft…

Ninkasi Spring Reign Ale

Wow, this was a flavourful, fresh, full bodied pale ale. Great floral notes from the hops, but also very smooth at the first sip, with a bit of hoppy bite that lingers after. Pale ales are usually a little heavy for me, even though I am a huge fan of IPAs, IIPAS, IIIPAS. Strange, I…

Stout Macaroni and Cheese

Tonight, K and I made this awesome stout macaroni and cheese with chicken sausage for dinner. If you didn’t already know, I’m an avid Pinterest-er with a BeerUpYourLife board with all things beer related. In my searches, I found this awesome recipe from Yummly: Ingredients 7 ozs rotini pasta (uncooked) 2 tsps canola oil 4…

CoCoNut PorTeR

K and I split a can of this with breakfast this morning, and wow. We both agreed that this was a porter we have been waiting for, and here it was. It’s heavy and malty like a good porter should be, and it’s got a good note of chocolate and the coconut adds a level…

Beer Haul in Sacramento

As you can see, K and I scored pretty big yesterday on our date night up to Sacramento. Our favourite beer cafe, Pangea, was closed unfortunately. So I found Capitol Tap Room & Bottleshop online. It’s a seven month old spot near CSUS, with 20 taps, and an attached shop with 100+ bottles. We were…

Devastatingly Dank

Wow, Stone Brewing has done it again. It’s an IPA, that definitely reminds me of wet hop IPAs that Sierra Nevada has done in the past. It’s very smooth at the first sip, almost too easy like an amber-style ale, then the bitter hops linger, aaaannd linger. The 4/20 jokes can definitely be applied here,…

Zen & The Art of Craft Brewing

Chad Henderson of NoDa Brewing in Charlotte, NC recently gave a TEDx talk about achieving his dream in the craft brewing community. On Craft Beer: “This was beer that a had a story. This was beer that had a purpose, and the diversity and the detail, and the amount of history that went into craft…

Brewery Ommegang’s Game of Thrones

These are a few of my favourite things…What is a nerdy girl who loves beer supposed to do?! I wish this was available in the Central Valley 😦

New Belgium’s Transatlantique Kriek

If you have not had this kriek yet, you need to reevaluate your priorities. Sour but also a little sweet with the cherries used. It’s got a great carbonation to it that also makes it a little more tart. New Belgium works with a European brewmaster who is internationally renowned for his krieks, and you’ll…