Yearly Archives: 2014

An unexpected pairing

After you’ve been doing food and beer pairings for a while, your brain makes connections at random moments. You’ll find yourself eating a cookie and thinking “Hmm, I wonder what this would be like with…” and then checking your beer

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Posted in cooking with beer

Book review: The Complete Beer Course

The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M Bernstein has an ambitious target: “Boot camp for beer geeks: from novice to expert in twelve tasting classes”. I felt a lot of scepticism at this claim. I have read many other books

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Posted in books, educational

Local craft beer quality

With “quality” applied to something as subjective as beer, you have to be very careful how you define it. Are sales enough? Some would point to the mass brands as evidence that popularity does not equal quality. What about consistency?

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Oktoberfest beers

Those of you who are married probably think you had a pretty nifty wedding day. Now imagine you had a wedding reception that was still famous over 2 centuries later… that’s Oktoberfest! It all started in 1810 when Crown Prince

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Posted in beer, beer history, educational, Huntsville-area brewery, reviews

Drinking locally in Scotland

It’s all well and good saying that you always drink locally when you are at home, but what about when you are away on vacation? It’s really not difficult now that there is ready access to the internet pretty much

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Posted in educational