March Brew Mood Board

I’m still not sure what to call this feature, but sitting down and thinking about all of the beers I want to drink and events I want to prioritize has been SO helpful. It’s a blessing and a curse to have a craft beer scene as lively as ours is here in the Twin Cities. Read more

What’s Brewing: February 2016

I’m excited to launch a new regular feature and share with you what’s in my glass and on my mind every month. In these cold months, I’m drawn to rich, malty beers and hearty dishes. At the same time, our mild winter means I’m spending more time outside in the snow and trying to enjoyRead more

New Beer Resolutions

Finally – some resolutions I can keep!  The beginning of a new year is always an important time for me to reflect, set new goals and put my plans into action. That approach certainly carries over to the world of beer. As with any new hobby, there’s always more to learn and explore. I wantRead more

Ermagourd: Pumpkin Ale Pecan Pie

For any of you Thanksgiving procrastinators, I thought I would share a quick and relatively easy way to incorporate craft beer on your Thanksgiving menu. Besides, you know, drinking it all day as you watch football.  My family gatherings are usually sans beer so I didn’t sit down to think about pairings for Thanksgiving dishes.Read more

Neapolitan Beeramisu with Saugatuk Brewing Co.

In the world of novelty beer ingredients and flavors, it’s easy to find beers that don’t exactly capture their purported flavor. Call it false advertising, but I’ve been burned by beers that don’t taste at all how they’re described. Then there’s the others that concentrate so much on the extra flavor that they forget to actually brew aRead more