You’re the reason your dad drinks, so you might as well get him what he wants for Father’s Day. Spirits There’s even more Japanese influence in the American bar scene now than there was among the Impressionists, so try starting with one of these new, fantastic (yet affordable enough to not make him ask why you […]
The most fascinating new product at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show (at least from the drinking persective), is apparently a quarter-century old, but I hadn’t heard of it until a December. I was planning another peaceful New Year’s eve in Manhattan at Death and Company, when a friend called to suggest that I […]
Update: sign up for the email newsletter to get a $7 off coupon, bringing the cost under a buck (+$5 shipping). For crooked bar owners, roofy dosers and those who just can’t drink a whole beer in one sitting, there is now the Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer. This churchkey can also be used to hermetically […]
I used to brew my own beer back in the 90s, and despite excellent results, I’ve never drank a ton of beer at home, so a 5-gallon batch left me with an excess of malty goodness, the urge to sing “99 bottles of beer on the wall,” and very little space in my apartment or […]
In my home town, there’s a rural hipster cafe where they serve a delightful little concoction called the $5 Shake. It goes something like this: $5Shake 16 ounces imperial stout, like Otter Creek Imerial Russian Stout 1.5 ounces espresso 1/2 ounce pure Vermont maple syrup Combine all ingredients in an imperial pint glass, stirring gently.
As I tried to explain the beer brewing process to TSB a few weeks ago, I remembered that she is more of a kinesthetic and visual learner, and not so much auditory. I knew she’d get it once she tried it, but since she asked me to give her the gist in advance, I drew […]
Wine was a four-letter word Sunday morning, which I spent at the SFChefs.Food.Wine beer pairing boot camp with Beer Chef Bruce Paton and City Beer Store owner Craig Wathen. I would have liked a few hard and fast rules, but there doesn’t seem to be a simple formula for matching food with beer. The gist […]