A Tale of Two Salmons: Grilled Salmon with Two Different Craft Beers

December 30, 2009

Two days before Christmas we decided it was time to make some recipes with beer. While shopping for our holiday dinner, we ran across some beautiful Wild Alaska Salmon (once again at  the reliable Cardiff Seaside Market).  This salmon had a deep red color and looked great.  (The folks at Seaside always remove the salmon […]

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Prime Rib and Two Turtle Doves Dark Ale from The Bruery

December 26, 2009

For Christmas dinner, our main course was Prime Rib. When we were researching what to have with the idea of pairing with a seasonal craft beer, we saw some recommendations for a hearty, dark Belgian to go with prime rib. Among the specific recommendations, was a seasonal from The Bruery, Two Turtle Doves, a Belgian […]

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Killer Gourmet Grilled Cheese via The Art of Beer Blog

December 18, 2009

I would have been perfectly happy tonight to curl up with a nice Stampede Light Beer or Red Trolley from my fridge and a great pizza from my local Allen’s.   Then I clicked over to this mouth-watering description of Italiana Grilled Cheese at The Art of Beer blog. So, on recent rainy day, Taylor strolled […]

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13th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival 2009 (Part 1)

December 6, 2009

On Friday evening, we attended the 13th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival 2009 at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Overall a great event with no lack of great ales to taste.  Lots of fun loving craft beer fans in attendance! There were 82 different strong ales to taste (the sheets they gave out were numbered to […]

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Pairing Local Beer & Cheese During San Diego Beer Week

November 25, 2009

San Diego Beer Homage with Artisan Fromage Event Wine and cheese tasting is so last year. The new, new thing is craft beer & cheese pairings. During the recent (first ever) SD Beer Week we enjoyed a delish lesson in pairing cheese and beer at O’Brien’s, a warm and friendly brew pub located on Convoy […]

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Peanut Brittle Made with Microbrew Beer?

November 24, 2009

When you’re learning about a new area, you always find things that surprise you and craft beer is no exception. As soon as we started talking about our goal of learning about handcrafted beer and its many uses, we began to get recipes for using beer in soups, marinades and even in pancake batter. Every […]

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Craft Beer Does Coq Au Vin: Chicken with Brown Ale

November 24, 2009

Image: istock Looking for an interesting recipe for chicken and craft beer?  If so here’s a Coq Au Bier recipe.  Chicken in beer—the craft beer version of chicken in Wine (Coq au Vin).  Sweet! We haven’t had a chance to try this one yet.  Thought we’d share the recipe with you first.  Maybe some brown […]

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San Diego Beer Week – Closing Event

November 20, 2009

We are sad that SD Beer Week has ended.  But it did so with a bang!  We attended the final event on November 16th and what an event it was!  Fifteen top San Diego chefs worked with local brewers to create beer and food pairings.  There were also a couple of great sides like an […]

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San Diego Beer Week 2009

November 10, 2009

San Diego Beer Week 2009—our first ever—is in full swing.  We celebrated the kickoff Saturday at the 6th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 2009.  Along with a lively crowd we enjoyed tasting several local craft beers that were new to us.  According to SanDiegoNewsNetwork, SDBW09 drew folks from outside our region. The Food – […]

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Craft Beer & Mustard Lovers’ Lunch at Stone World Bistro in San Diego

November 7, 2009

On Sunday, we stopped at Stone World Bistro for lunch in nearby Escondido (just north of San Diego).  A fun way to do  food and beer tastings is to eat at a Brew Pub, and Stone”s is certainly one of the best in our area.  It is a beautifully designed building (see pic above from […]

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