Beer and Bloating in Las Vegas

Tourism is about personal style. Some people want to see all of the landmarks. Others just want to relax poolside with a drink in hand. Las Vegas is unique in that allows each person to find what they are looking for out of their trip. Whether it is sitting in a Parisian cafe, taking a … Continue reading Beer and Bloating in Las Vegas

Feasting with Brasserie Solera

If you’ve visited Third Window Brewing Co. in the past you’ve likely seen the small shack in the back area. Since opening, the tiny barn-like building has remained empty and staff and regulars have jokingly referred to it as everything from the play fort to the doghouse. It was intended to be a kitchen however … Continue reading Feasting with Brasserie Solera

The classic brews of winter

Up until the past two hundred years, many beer styles were identified by the season in which they were produced. Although commercial refrigeration has allowed most beer styles to be brewed year round, winter ales remain one of the few styles that are still only released during their own season.  For millennia there has been … Continue reading The classic brews of winter

Dining with Topa Topa and Barbareño

The Central Coast Beer Week just wrapped up and with it came a successful beer dinner hosted on Sunday, March 26th, by Barbareño and Topa Topa Brewing Co. Since 2015 Barbareño has been bringing central coast cuisine to the area with a dedication to local ingredients, history, and modern cooking techniques. With dishes like Channel … Continue reading Dining with Topa Topa and Barbareño

Dining with Barrelworks & Barbareño

Sour and wild ales have been all the rage for years now. Countless craft breweries have started their “barrel program” with these ales sometimes taking several years to produce as “wild” microorganisms slowly work their magic on the liquid. Sour beers will often feature several different microorganisms that communally produce and reduce different flavor compounds … Continue reading Dining with Barrelworks & Barbareño

Summer days of barbecue and beer

With the June gloom somewhat dissipating and the Fourth of July around the corner, barbecue season is officially upon us. Summer is when beer really shines. The hot weather and long days make a cold, sparkling beer extra appealing. Fortunately, beer goes just as well with barbecue as it does with summer. Barbecue can get … Continue reading Summer days of barbecue and beer

Pairing a Pomegranate Wheat

As I made my way around town blending work with relaxation I decided to grab lunch at Santa Barbara Brewing Company (SBBC). Desiring something fruity, sweet, and sour, to compete with the heat of the sunny day, I chose their Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Sandwich & garlic fries to pair with their Pomegranate Wheat. Of course I couldn’t forget … Continue reading Pairing a Pomegranate Wheat