Chop To It

I’ve been really working on my knife/cutting skills and really trying to consistently cut my meats, fruits, and veggies. I found this video to be really helpful…I just thought I’d share! Do you have any tutorials, or tips for me as well? Send them my way! Cheers, L

Thoughts on a Molasses Disaster

I recently tried to bake a batch of my favorite cookies of all time, molasses cookies. These were a staple of my childhood as my grandmother almost had a fresh batch everyday when I would come home after preschool to see her. The cookies are pure comfort for me. I wanted to surprise my dad…

Blood Orange Scones 

I recently visited a great roadside stand that had a great assortment of fresh local fruits, and vegetables. I was able to score a couple of pounds of blood oranges at an excellent price. Now, what to do with them?  I scoured the internet (okay, just Pinterest) for ideas, and mostly all that came up…

Welp.

It turns out, I really love to cook. While I really enjoy it, and get enthralled at the process…I’m also terrible at remembering to take notes, and pictures. Lately, I’ve challenged myself to “ethnic” cuisines, and making dishes that I absolutely love, and that seem daunting. I recently tackled an easy indian dish. I tried…

Wow.

It’s been quite a while since my last post. A lot has changed, including myself. Over the last year, my career has advanced to working part-time for a distributor, and getting more opportunities to talk, pour, and write about craft beer. Craft beer still, and always will have a special place in my heart- but…

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…

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New Film Debuts on Women & the Craft Beer Industry

New Film Debuts on Women & the Craft Beer Industry I am really hoping to find a way to view this film. One, it seems very interesting, and two, I am really excited about seeing all the ways that the industry is trying to change stereotypes for the better. As a woman in the industry,…

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle This article was recently posted on The Atlantic’s website. It’s informative in interviewing women who brewing, and more involved in the industry, and compares the history of beer with today. It was also a great shout out to programs celebrating women in the industry such as The…

Mapping The Rise of Craft Beer

Mapping The Rise of Craft Beer This is an amazing, interactive chart developed by the New Yorker to view by state the growth of craft breweries, expansion, and production. So freakin’ cool! Check this out, and share with your friends. 

Take the Hefeweizen, Leave the Lemon

Take the Hefeweizen, Leave the Lemon The San Francisco Chronicle did a great bit on the history of the German hefeweizen, comparing it to American-styles, and why (thank god) it’s blasphemous to put a piece of fruit in your beer! If there’s one thing that irks me more as a beertender it’s serving someone a…

New Belgium Pint Night at The Abbey Trappist

Last night, here at my work we fortunate to host New Belgium, and a four of their “Lips of Faith” craft beers on draft, along with some classics. I was incredibly stoked to try the “Peach Porch Lounger,” a peach tart that is so incredibly smooth with hardly any lingering sour bite at the end….