Brew Free or Die IPA Beer Cheese Dip

IPA Beer Cheese Dip 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup of milk 3/4 cup of Brew Free or Die IPA (or one of your preference) 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard optional- hot sauce to taste 12 ounces of sharp cheddar, shredded (do not purchase pre-shredded cheese) I love…

What Will They Come Up With Next?!

Yesterday, I worked at the High Water Brewing booth at the annual fundraiser Breastfest in San Francisco. A company created two icy beers that were intended to place at the top of your beer to help keep it cold. They offered two flavors, both stout, and pomegranate. I did not try it, but saw several…

21st Amendment Beer Cheese Spread

I recently came across a Kentucky-style beer cheese dip that sounded incredibly savory, and tasty! I asked a few friends what styles of beer go best with specific cheeses, and hefeweizen was a common suggestion. I decided to change it up a little bit, and use 21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison, which is easily my…

Butter Bread Made with Anchor Steam

I found an amazing, and easy recipe for a delicious beer bread recently online, and I simply could not wait to try it! I chose Anchor Brewing’s Steam Beer for the batter, and it was sooooo delicious! You can make it too! Here’s the recipe: 3 cups of All Purpose Flour (or yours of choice!)…

Looking Back on 2013

This past year was filled with wonderful beers, brewery tours, and adventures. I have been incredibly fortunate to have a partner, who encourages my blogging, and also takes me to breweries, festivals, or brings home a surprise. I really enjoyed writing out my top 5 beers each month this past year, and wanted to change…

Chocolate Stout Chili

I’ve been on a huge cooking kick lately, and I’ve made a goal to make one recipe a week that uses a beer as an ingredient. This week I made a chocolate stout chili using a leftover Guinness. I adapted a recipe I found online, and made it my own using what I had in…

Beerupyourlife on Pinterest!

There is currently a niche following on Pinterest, often of single girls planning their dream wedding, crock pot recipes that will never be made, and Martha Stewart holiday decorating tips. Stereotypes aside, I actually really enjoy this website. I love to cook, despite lacking creativity. I often use it for meals, or life hacks, and…

High Water Brewing Beer and Cooking Course

This past Friday, K and I participated in a live demonstration cooking class with four courses, and beers paired with it at Cheese Central. It was all High Water beers, and the class was led by the brewmaster’s wife, Barri. She’s incredibly talented, and innovative; I’ve grown to really respect her and her insights in…

Guinness French Onion Soup

I made this VERY yummy French onion soup in my crock pot for dinner last night! I found a recipe on Pinterest that uses Guinness in the broth, which was AWESOME. It adds some extra flavor and smokey richness to it. We have a small crock pot so I actually divided the recipe ingredients in…

Bleu Fig Burger & IPA

Here’s my latest project at The Abbey, a Point Reyes Bleu cheese, fig spread, fried onions, and mixed greens with a Boulder Beer Co. Mojo IPA. This burger goes great with a maltier IPA (not old, just malty!). Enjoy!

Savoring the Principles of Craft Beer and Food Pairings

I wanted to share this article from the Huffington Post about pairing food with beer. As someone who is increasingly more interested in the food/beer industry, I found it to be very straight-forward, but also very accessible to those who may not know which things to pick, or pair. While it comes from Julia Herz…

Campfire Stout “Caviar”

This week, I ran into brewmaster Steve Altimari, from Highwater Brewing, and his lovely wife Barri at the pub where I work. Barri is an excellent cool who makes some experimental things with their beer. I’ve had the pleasure of having her Campfire Stout marshmallows, and now I’ve had her faux caviar made with Campfire…