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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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…

Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party

On June 28th, I had the privilege of attending the Speakeasy 17th Birthday Party in San Francisco. There was an array of beers that I had never seen outside of the brewery, or specialty festivals. Set in the outside parking lot of the brewery, with several food trucks, and/or carts- it was perfectly paired with…

Firestone Walker Brewery Tour

Kiel and I had the privilege of visiting Firestone Walker this past weekend for their annual invitational beer festival. I also greatly anticipated visiting the brewery for the very first time! Tours are free, and are available frequently throughout the day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The tour was incredibly informative, and inspiring to see…

Central Coast Brewing’s Original Chai Ale

I recently visited one of my all-time favorite bottle shops in California, BEERCRAFT, a little slice of heaven, in Rohnert Park. BC is a great spot right off the 101 to check out, in between stops at Russian River, or Lagunitas. While I was there, I was happy to this AHHHHMAZING Original Chai Ale from…

Central Valley Brewfest

Well, after a week of trying to beat my digital camera in to working, I lost the battle. I lost all my photos from the local Central Valley Brew Fest in Turlock, CA on May 10th. I was incredibly impressed with the turn out, as well as the selection provided by the craft brewers. There…

Beer Up Your Life Goes to Print!

This month was very exciting for me! I had my first beer article go to print! It was for a small local magazine about Stockton, and while it does not have a website-I wanted to be able to share my article on my favorite spring styles in The Life on the Mile magazine. They just…

Dust Bowl Brewing Company & Private Tour

Well, I’ve certainly been MIA from my blog these days. After dealing with a series of health problems, computer issues, and overall writers block…I’m back! I recently had the fortune of hosting two of my favorite Bay Area beer geeks and friends, Kim, and Brian, for a fun weekend here in the Central Valley. We…

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,…

Hooray for BeerMail!

I recently received another amazing craft beer care package/trade from my friend Evan, who I originally met via Instagram. You can follow his pictures, and amazing adventures here! Not pictured are two cans of Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, because obviously….haha. I love their IPA, and need to find a consistent supply of it! I’m…

Cheers for Beers!

Happy Saturday! I’m so excited to have a day off, and K is up brewing with Ruhstaller today, so I’ve got some free time today. My household chore list is pretty lengthy, so I’ll be opening up my growler of Pliny the Elder, and getting domestic! What beer would you pair with laundry? Hope everyone…