Russian Imperial Stout

What do you think about chocolate IN beer?

What do you think about chocolate IN beer?

There are a lot of chocolate beer recipes these days, and I don’t just mean chocolate malt.  I asked our panel of experts what they thought. I have to talk for just a moment about chocolate malt, to make sure we’re all clear on the difference between it and honest-to-goodness […]

Favorite examples of a great beer/chocolate pairing

Favorite examples of a great beer/chocolate pairing

Today’s question for our guest panel is about beer and chocolate pairings.  With the growing number of pairing dinners, where each course is served with the perfectly matched beverage, there are more and more beer-themed pairing dinners (as opposed to wine).  That means more and more chefs out there trying […]

Nov. 8, 2012: National Stout Day

Nov. 8, 2012: National Stout Day

It’s National Stout Day, and since stouts are my favorite style of winter beer I’m going home to heft one tonight.   What I love about stouts:  stouts and porters were my gateway beers, my intros to craft beer and homebrew.  Gotta be grateful for that.  I love the biscuit-colored, […]

Beer Bloggers Conference #5: Leinie Lunch and Indy Microbrew Fest

Beer Bloggers Conference #5: Leinie Lunch and Indy Microbrew Fest

OK, gang, I am about to leave for ten days of Medieval Summer Camp where I will be a very very busy bee.  Brewing-wise, I’ll be competing in the Interkingdom Brewers’ Guild – international, yikes – striving for Masters status in two categories, and providing delectable beverages for the Queen’s Tea […]