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

(Conceptual) MN State Fair Food + Beer Pairings

Prepping for the Minnesota State Fair can be so intimidating. You have your faithful standbys like Sweet Martha’s Cookies and Turkey To Go – and then they drop a massive list of 56 new foods on you. As if food wasn’t enough to worry about, there’s an equally impressive and daunting list of Minnesota StateRead more

The Best Fest is a Beer Fest

What’s heaven made of? Probably unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer.  I made the trip to #DuluthBeerCity this past weekend for All Pints North, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild summer beer festival on Lake Superior. More than 90 craft breweries from Minnesota, all across the U.S. and even Canada took over the city’s Bayfront Festival ParkRead more