Winter feasting with beer

Beer is not often considered a cold weather beverage however the spices and roasted malts that usually are used in wintry beers have a warming quality that makes beer a good fit for the season. Their complex flavors also lend themselves to the dinner table and many winter warmer style beers pair nicely with traditional … Continue reading Winter feasting with beer

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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

There’s a butterfly in my beer: Morpho Herbal Ale

It is inspiring to watch a butterfly flutter by. They move with the elegance of a scarf flickering on the wind while their wings have the power to redefine color and even create chaos. Yet their delicate existence is contradictory to the bold image they possess. Fortunately there is now an ale that has captured the gripping beauty … Continue reading There’s a butterfly in my beer: Morpho Herbal Ale