New England Brewery Series – Deciduous Brewing Company/WHYM and Granite State Growler Tour’s 2nd Annual Craft Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour

Admittedly, I didn’t attend as much of Portsmouth Beer Week as I would have liked to this year, but between the (long overdue…) opening of Smuttynose’s Hayseed restaurant, and the Hangover Cure Tour, I think I got my fair share of the action. This post will focus on the Tour, but maybe I’ll blog about Hayseed too… maybe. This is the second year of the Hangover Cure Tour … Continue reading New England Brewery Series – Deciduous Brewing Company/WHYM and Granite State Growler Tour’s 2nd Annual Craft Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour

Practical Food Pairing: Sriracha Chicken Ramen Noodle and Frankenlager IPL

The Food: Top’s Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodles w/Sriracha hot sauce, sliced pepper, frozen chunks of chicken, sliced button mushrooms, and scallions The Beer: Frankenlager Smuttynose Brewing Company’s IPL The ramen was cooked with frozen bits of pre-cooked chicken, green peppers, onions, scallions, and button mushroom slices. All of this was blasted with a healthy punch of sriracha from a clogged bottle nozzle. On its own, … Continue reading Practical Food Pairing: Sriracha Chicken Ramen Noodle and Frankenlager IPL

Practical Food Pairing: Sriracha Chicken Ramen Noodle and Tarnation California Style Lager  

The Beer: Baxter Brewing Company’s Tarnation California-Style Lager The Food: Top’s Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodles w/Sriracha hot sauce, sliced pepper, sliced deli ham, sliced button mushrooms, and scallions The ramen is a nice simple variant of the quick ramen packages. All you need to do is add in all the ingredients but the scallions as the water warms to a boil. The scallions and the … Continue reading Practical Food Pairing: Sriracha Chicken Ramen Noodle and Tarnation California Style Lager  

Practical Food Pairing: Leftover Chinese Food and Shoals Pale Ale

The Beer: Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale The Food: Leftover General Tso’s Chicken and Shrimp Lo Mein   Today I’m going to try and start a new series on the blog. These posts will be random, and completely dependent on what I have in my fridge. As a poor beer enthusiast, I realize that a perfect meal pairing cannot always be planned, and that sometimes you … Continue reading Practical Food Pairing: Leftover Chinese Food and Shoals Pale Ale

Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)

Style: Flanders Red-Style Ale 8% ABV Batch #16 Bottle #1341 From: Parma, Italy Brewer’s Note: “The dark, sour, barrel aged beers native to the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders represent one of the oldest beer styles in the world. Barriquée is the only all-natural, traditionally-made example you will find today, and it comes from, of all places Italy. The deep earthy, sour character results from three … Continue reading Panil Barriquée Oak-aged Sour Red Ale (Panil Birra Artiginale – Birrificio Torrechiara)

Spencer Trappist Ale (Spencer Brewery)

Style: Belgian Pale Ale/ Trappist Patersbier/ Enkel 6.5% ABV Brewer’s Note: “America’s First Trappist Beer/ Our recipe was inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier (“fathers’ beer” in Flemish). These sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and are typically only available at the monastery. Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light … Continue reading Spencer Trappist Ale (Spencer Brewery)

Beer and Thanksgiving

I’m not going to bore you fine readers with another list of beers to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner this year, as I can see that the internet is already filling up with them.  Instead, I would like to direct your attention to some awesome blogs and sites that can give you a rundown of what beers to put on your Thanksgiving table. For me … Continue reading Beer and Thanksgiving