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Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale

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For the last 33 years Anchor Brewing has released a special Christmas Ale to celebrate the season. Each year the brewery changes the recipe to commemorate the rebirth of the Earth and the coming spring. The ale is available from November through January and will store for a number of years. This years left over pumpkin pie, a pint of Christmas Ale and a movie would be a perfect pairing for a winter evening. I suggest buying a magnum and four of the matching pint glasses and saving it for next years Christmas celebrations.

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6 comments 12.26.2008 |

Brett Joyce: Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

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Santa's Private Reserve Ale

Beer: Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

Brewer: Brett Joyce

Brewery: Rogue

What is the perfect food to pair with this beer?
“Holiday Ham” See the full post »


3 comments 12.25.2008 |

Merry Christmas from Mutineer Magazine

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Merry Christmas from Mutineer Magazine



Hahn Estates Hosts Wine Blogger Throwdown

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Hanh Estates Blogger Session

In photo, left to right: Thea Dwelle of Luscious Lushe’s blog, Lisa de Bruin of Hahn Estates, Jeff “El Jefe” Stai of Twisted Oak Winery, Wine Mutineer Alan Kropf, Russ Beebe of the Winehiker blog

On December 7, Wine Mutineer Alan Kropf stopped by the Hahn Estates sales office in Napa, CA to participate in a session about wineries and bloggers collaborating. Cheers to the fine people at Hahn Estates for putting this on. In addition to Hahn’s new media guru Lisa de Bruin attending this session, Hahn President William Leigon, Winemaker Adam LaZarre, Director of Vineyard Operations Andy Mitchell, VP of Sales Evelyn Pool, and Lisa Adams-Walter from Public Relations also attended. See the full post »


6 comments 12.24.2008 |

Cooking with Alcohol and Burn-off

Food

Cooking with Alcohol

Many recipes that are used around the holiday season require alcohol. For those of you that don’t want to consume any alcohol here is a chart that will let you know how much of the alcohol will burn-off and how much will still remain in the finished product. See the full post »


4 comments 12.24.2008 |

Bruce of Williams Bros. Brewing on Heather Ale

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Heather Ale

Beer: Heather Ale

Co-Owner: Bruce Williams

Brewery: Williams Brewing Co.

What is the perfect food to pair with this beer?
“Perfect food is Roast game bird, Grouse or pheasant, as these birds live in the heather covered Glens of Scotland.” See the full post »


2 comments 12.24.2008 |

Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen = Awesome Wine List

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Dry Creek Kitchen

I’ve finally had a chance to sift through the rubble of our recent West Coast tour, and am pumped to write about my experience at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in the Sonoma County hamlet of Healdsburg. We were meeting The HoseMaster of Wine for a fireside chat about wine, the roaring 90’s, and where he gets all the nudie pictures for his blog.

There was a lot to like at Dry Creek Kitchen, but the wine list is what really blew me away. For starters, it had an identity in that is nearly all Sonoma based. (I say nearly all because I recall a Port on the list). Palmer is an outspoken advocate of using local products in his cooking, so the old saying of “If it grows together, it goes together” applies when it comes to pairing. See the full post »


2 comments 12.23.2008 |

Elysian Brewing Company’s Dick Cantwell on BiFrost Winter Ale

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Elysian BiFrost Winter Ale

Beer: BiFrost Winter Ale

Brewmaster: Dick Cantwell

Brewery: Elysian Brewing Co.

What is the perfect food to pair with this beer?
“Something fairly hearty and with its hop character it could go with something spicy such as Indian food” See the full post »


3 comments 12.23.2008 |

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