TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Oktoberfest Party

This story comes to us from CraftBeer.com, the website for fans of American craft beers. Prior to the advent of electricity, brewing was of necessity relegated to specific times of the year: spring and fall. In order for brewing to take place, the environment needed to offer up the right temperatures for brewing and lagering—the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Shandy Party

[1] A shandy made with spicy ale (photo courtesy Whole Foods Market). [2] A ginger beer shandy leaves out most of the alcohol (it’s less than .5% ABV) and adds the flavor of ginger. Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah. [3] This Island Shandy from Tommy Bahama uses passion fruit juice instead of lemonade. [4]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ice Cream & Beer Pairings

Don’t let National Ice Cream Month (July) pass without doing something special. A year ago, Baskin-Robbins sent us ice cream and beer pairings of their favorite flavors, We found the article in our drafts folder, which inspired today’s tip: Love beer? Love ice cream? Don’t hesitate to serve them together. Beer floats like the Guinness…
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RECIPE: More Stout-And-Sweet Recipes

Following our recent recipes for Chocolate Cheesecake Stout Pops and a Chocolate Stout Float, we have stout for breakfast (French toast) and stout for dessert (a rich chocolate cake). Why stout? Stout is more popular in recipes than other beers because its more robust flavor carries through in the cooked recipe. Here are the history…
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RECIPES: Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake & Stout Pops, Chocolate Stout Float & The History Of Stout

Here are two fun, warm-day dessert recipes for the beer crowd, using stout. The history of stout is below, but let’s hop right to the recipes. Any stout pairs deliciously with anything chocolate. And chocolate stout (photo #1) pairs even better. RECIPE #1: FROZEN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE STOUT POPS We are the Will Rogers of cheesecake:…
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