Monthly Archives:

December 2014

Food Pairings

Smoked Goose with Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

December 29, 2014

When looking to pair with a dark, imperial stout, it is extremely difficult to find foods that can stand up to the stout’s bold taste. In most cases, stouts will overpower the meal, leaving the food you have so lovingly prepared tasting bland and boring. However, there is one bold contender in the stout-food pairing arena: smoked goose. A rich layer of smoky fat on top, followed by cooked-to-perfection meat, will have your taste buds singing. This recipe also includes…

Continue Reading

Food Pairings

Barleywine Ale and Cheese Pairing

December 17, 2014

Some tips for a perfect cheese plate: Keep it Simple –  In order to keep from confusing your palate choose no more than three or four cheeses.  Crackers or toasted baguette slices should be not be heavily seasoned so as not to distract from the main attractions.  Make sure they have a touch of saltiness so they don’t become a black hole of flavor. Less is More –  Don’t be intimidated by high per pound prices.  Usually for four or…

Continue Reading

Mr.Beer Buzz

Mission “Giveback”: A Look at Mr. Beer’s 2014 Community Involvement

December 15, 2014

In 2013, Mr. Beer made it their mission to give back to the community wherever they could. Usually, this comes in the form of donating kits as raffle prizes to help raise money for charities and nonprofits from around the country. This year, Mr. Beer was fortunate enough to work with several nonprofits and charities such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Caitlin’s Smiles, Suzanne Bronson Children’s Trust, Youth on Their Own, The Zoological Society of Milwaukee, and Unstoppable Heroes. On August…

Continue Reading

Mr.Beer Buzz

Mr. Beer Makes the Perfect Gift for Any Guy in Your Life

December 15, 2014

 I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a cold beer. After a long day at work, or when you’re barbecuing, a beer is the perfect drink to unwind and relax. My husband is a serious lover of beer. He’s always trying new brands, flavors, and is always open to drinking any type of IPA. Surprisingly enough, he’s never thought to make his own beer before. When I saw the…

Continue Reading

Food Pairings

Porterhouse Steak Recipe

December 10, 2014

The train stops in the middle of 19th century United States. The tracks still rattling off in your head you set your weary sights on a nearby hotel/restaurant. Inside, you order a steak and a beer. A mug of dark ale, and a large t-bone land in front of you. A bite. A chug. Caramel on caramel. Bitter grill marks over buttery fat and bittersweet cocoa. A porterhouse steak and a chocolate porter. You’re not home yet, but you never…

Continue Reading

Food Pairings

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe

December 1, 2014

In the shadowy corners of many Irish brewpubs, people can be found huddled over steaming bowls of stew, clutching half empty pints of stout, muttering stories to themselves and any who’d listen. Pull up a chair and let me tell you about meat and vegetables in a dark sturdy broth, melding with the malty blackness until all that is left is a desolate bowl, a void glass notched with creamy reminders of each deep quaff, and the stories. Stories of…

Continue Reading