Beer + Food Pairings, Breweries, Food, PicoPaks, Uncategorized

Beer and Pie: Two Pairings for Your Holiday Table

For those in America (and expatriates who partake), Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and as you make your shopping list, two items are essential: beer and pie. They go together like turkey and gravy, and are the perfect way to finish your holiday meal. In this post, we’ll show you what to serve with two classic Turkey-Day treats: sweet potato pie, paired with a Belgian Tripel, and pecan pie, paired with a roasty, mellow Porter. The first beer pairing is…

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Breweries, Technique

Bourbon, 2Bar Spirits Style

The greater Seattle area is home to over 26 distilleries, more than any other county in the US. The City of Seattle alone has 17 distilleries, offering locals a wide range of high-octane craft offerings. We visited 2Bar Spirits, where founder Nathan Kaiser and head distiller Maddie Kelly focus on only one product – bourbon. And not just bourbon in the traditional sense – 2Bar is committed to grain-to-glass production, sourcing all their grains from Washington state farmers. 2Bar proudly…

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Breweries

PBN Brewery Check-In – Alameda Island Brewing Co.

PBN Brewery Check-In – Alameda Island Brewing Co. Friday, July 20th, 2018  Alameda Island Brewing Company is located in Alameda, California – a town officially founded in 1853 just adjacent to Oakland and to the east across the south bay from San Francisco. The ‘Island City’ (actually two islands) is the home of Coast Guard Station Alameda, which is how founder, Brewmaster and Coast Guard alumni, Matthew Fox, found his way here. Originally from Southern California, Matt was a boatswain’s mate in the late 1990’s on the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, whose home…

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Beer + Food Pairings, Homebrewing

Fried Goodness Beer Pairing

National Fried Chicken Day is soon approaching on July 6 and do we have one finger-lickin’-good food and beer pairing for you to try out! A key staple in the American diet is none other than the classic Southern fried chicken in all of its crispy glory. Perfectly tender, white meat with just the right amount of herbs and spices mixed in to the crunchy battered exterior; swap out the barbecue staples of iced tea or lemonade for a refreshing…

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