Bacon Cheddar and Ale Soup

February 7, 2016 - 5:59 pm

I'm pretty into soup right now. LA doesn't really have soup weather, but the last few weeks have been about as close as it gets. So, when this recipe landed in my feed, it seemed like perfect timing to try it out.

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Bacon and Beer Round Up January 24 2016

January 24, 2016 - 11:23 am

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Hexcup For Better Beer Pong

January 16, 2016 - 10:17 am

The creators promise quick reracking, no movement during games, and perfectly lined up edges on the traditional pyramid shape. The cups are durable, top shelf dishwasher safe, and reusable. They're about 1/3 of the way to their $50k Kickstarter goal with 23 days remaining. A $15 backing gets you one full set of Hexcups.

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Beer Round Up January 10 2016

January 10, 2016 - 10:40 am

Interesting beer links from around the web for the start of 2016:

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Easton Tries Bacon

December 30, 2015 - 5:22 pm

As the rest of the internet has already discovered, this video of Easton trying his first piece of bacon on Christmas morning is delightful.

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I Ruined the Meat Slow Cooker Chili

December 29, 2015 - 5:20 pm

This fail is my fault and it could have been avoided. I cook a lot of chicken with my slow cooker and with enough trial and error I've solved the dryness problem (hint: it involves liquid, a mixture of chicken breasts and thighs, and just the right amount of cooking time on low). I rarely cook any type of beef. So, when I found what sounded like a delicious recipe for Texas Beef Chili on Once Upon a Chef, I tried to outsmart my cow and prepared the recipe as outlined except I put everything into the slow cooker. The result was excellent flavored chili with very tough and dry meat.

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Rising Popularity of Hard Root Beer

December 24, 2015 - 11:55 am

Having recently tried Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father's Root Beer, I understand the excitement. A delicious, nostalgic adult drink that tastes just like childhood. With the surging popularity and exponential growth in the hard soft drink segment, Anheuser-Busch even announced its own Best Damn Root Beer.

Now, Abita Brewery is getting in on the action with Bayou Bootlegger Hard Root Beer. The brilliance here is that Abita was already making non-alcoholic root beer in addition to their excellent beer. They're simply combining their expertise to put another adult root beer on the market. I'm very much looking forward to this one.

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Spring is Coming

December 23, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Er....I mean winter. Or I mean Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Or maybe that Ommegang Brewery has announced their newest ale celebrating the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat. It will be available in March to coincide with the premiere at the suggested retail price of $10.

Ommegang describes the ale as "...a hazy pale yellow with a thick cap of pure white foam. The aroma is floral, citrusy with a touch of passion fruit and a slightly herbal hop aroma underpinned with yeast notes of banana, ripe fruit, and spicy phenols. The taste is a full, round hop flavor with tart orange and lemon with a substantial wheat maltiness and the finish has slightly lingering hop notes without being harshly bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth and silken owing to the wheat and oats."

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Bacon Scented Underwear

December 23, 2015 - 5:58 pm

J&D's has done it again, this time with his and hers bacon scented underwear. I was convinced they wouldn't be able to top bacon condoms, but it turns out I was wrong. They advise you not to wear these around animals or when spending time in the wilderness. When properly cared for, each pair will smell like bacon for up to one year! Read More…

Fosters Texan for Beer

December 13, 2015 - 11:22 am

According to The New York Post, one beer lover is suing Foster's because it's no longer produced in Australia but it's still being promoted as "Australian for Beer". There are not many additional details available. Read More…