Archive | February, 2014

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

19 Feb

I found this on Facebook the other day and in no way think this is accurate but I did find it funny so I thought i’d share. wine


Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

8 Feb

girl-scout-cookiesI saw this great article on Facebook yesterday from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine with beer pairings for Girl Scout Cookies. Why didn’t I think of that? Two of my favorite things, I can think of a few pairings i’d like to try myself. Here is what the article suggested:

Suggestions from The Beer Chicks include these pairings:

Central Track’s Melissa Mackaly suggests these pairings:

Suggestions from the Brooklyn Brewshop include these pairings:

And finally, Flying Dog Brewery includes the following pairings with its own beers:

  • Trefoils with Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
  • Do-Si-Dos with Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale
  • Tagalongs with Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Thin Mints with Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

This is enough to make you want to support your local Girl Scouts, and craft breweries.

(This photo is from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, NOT my own).


The End Result-Everyday IPA

7 Feb

IMG_3412We finally cracked open the homemade beers we made with our Brooklyn Brew Shop kit on my birthday last Saturday and I must say, I was surprised it actually tasted like beer! I guess I had little faith in how well the process went, but for first timers i’d say we did a pretty darn good job. It tasted like beer! As an IPA it was quite hoppy and I thought slightly citrusy and a bit earthy. But it was beer that we made with our own 2, well, 6 hands! If you’re interested in making beer and IMG_3414don’t want to buy all the parts separately the Brooklyn Brew Shop sells kits with ALMOST everything you need in it for around $40. (I say almost because you need pots and strainers and such, but for the most part they provide all the ingredients and bottling equipment). It’s a great way to find out if beer making is something you really want to pursue without the monetary commitment of equipment you may never use again. I highly recommend it.