The San Francisco Winter Fancy Food show was last week and one of the exhibitors that has been getting a lot of press is ReGrained. It is a great story of reclaiming/upcycling/whatever “spent” grain from the beer making process and making a nutritional bar out of it. There are many ways you can go with this product. Great use of ingredients with nutrition still in … Continue reading Is There a Need for Beer Flavor Snacks?
Amid a day of meetings, I was able to squeeze in visits to two breweries in San Diego. I had an afternoon meeting in the downtown area, so I wanted to stay downtown and not have to catch another cab or Uber from a restaurant/brewery to the meeting location. Luckily, there was a restaurant/brewery right near where my meeting was – The Beer Company. Seems … Continue reading San Diego Beer Trip, Days 2 and 3
Alright, so technically I’m down in San Diego for work, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t explore the awesome beer scene in San Diego. Getting off of the plane, you recognize that this town doesn’t mess around, and are greeted with a Stone Brewing outpost. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to have an overpriced beer at the airport. In the evening, after my meetings … Continue reading San Diego Beer Trip, Day 1
Beer has its food pairings. I won’t pretend I can relay those pairings with confidence nor expertise for meals or main dishes. Snacks, however, I think we’re all experts at. Salty chips or nuts are good. I like carrot sticks and think they’re good to cleanse the palate a bit for more beer. Of course, breads and other spongy carbs are good to give that … Continue reading Let’s Give Beer Cheese a Try
Wheat cereal. Wheat beer. The article says this crossover was inevitable, and it sure seems that way. Wheaties Hefeweizen, or HefeWheaties, will be available for those that want the drink that will make you feel like a champion if you drink enough of it. The sad fact appears to be that it will only be available in Minnesota for the time being, brewed in partnership with … Continue reading Minnesota Gets to Drink its Wheaties Instead with HefeWheaties
A handy and nice chart from GB Energy Supply showing the perfect temperature for various beverages. https://www.gbenergysupply.co.uk/blog/2015/07/20/the-perfect-temperatures-for-beer-wine-and-beverages.php It’s in Celsius, because the rest of the world hasn’t switched back yet, but here are some conversions. Average refrigerator temperature: 37-38ºF Bottled beer: 39-43ºF Standard lager and kegs: 41-46ºF Cask ale: 52-55ºF So if you pour your refrigerator chilled beer into a glass, it’s still probably too cold for full appreciation. … Continue reading Chart: The perfect temperatures for beer (and other beverages).