Archive for September, 2008

Posted on September 29th, 2008 by by Jesse

NCHF Highlights

A few highlights and pictures from a great weekend at NCHF: Helping cook and serve the Friday night dinner: Besides getting to taste and jot down some thoughts on the Friday night feast, I also got to see a bit behind the scenes and help put the dinner together.  Of course when i say “help” I really […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2008 by by Jesse

NCHF Dinner

Oh Sean, you sneaky, sneaky bastard. I’ve heard you go on a few times about the value of putting beer into food, and how when used as an ingredient, it can equal or even surpass wine when integrated into a recipe.  You’ll get a beer into your head, and I’ll hear at length how the ingredient form of the […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2008 by by Jesse

Elysian Brewing at Toronado Pictures

   

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Posted on September 16th, 2008 by by Jesse

Beer Festivals!

I’ve got a very exciting few weeks coming up, and am lucky enough to be going to two beer festivals.   First up, the Northern California Homebrewers Festival.  At that, I’m most excited about dinner friday night, which should be a spectacular feast prepared by Sean Paxton, the Homebrew Chef.  The meal is a series of […]

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Posted on September 15th, 2008 by by Jesse

Beerunch

Every weekend should start with a “Beermosa.”  We had been standing outside, waiting to get in while very serious bouncers guarded the door. Apparently, brunch requires surprisingly heavy security.  At a quarter to twelve they opened the flood gates and let us in.  As we passed through the main bar we were each handed a […]

Posted on September 15th, 2008 by by Jesse

Beerunch Pictures

   

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Posted on September 10th, 2008 by by Jesse

Messiah Bold on Rye @ Utah Saloon

Shmaltz Brewing is releasing a very special limited batch of their Messiah Bold, which they aged in rye barrels. The release party for this limited beer was being held at the Utah Saloon. As we headed in, the outside of the bar was obscured by scaffolding for work on the upper building. A particularly daring […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2008 by by Jesse

Messiah Bold on Rye @ Utah Saloon Pictures

Posted on September 9th, 2008 by by Jesse

Humboldt Breweries Adventure – Part Two: Mad River Brewing

From Eureka, Ari and I headed back north, through Arcata, and inland to Blue Lake.  After getting slightly lost, we eventually made our way through the sleepy town to the brewery. Inside we found the staff was examining new chairs for the tasting room.  They called Tara, our guide to the brewery to come meet […]

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Posted on September 9th, 2008 by by Jesse

Not A Political Blog

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