Monthly Archives: December 2012

Spinach and Mushroom Bake

This makes a great special day breakfast or brunch 1 cup chopped onion 2 cups sliced mushrooms (about 8 ounces) 2 cups grated or diced carrots 1 cup diced zucchini 2 10-ounce boxes spinach, frozen chopped, thawed and gently squeezed to eliminate excess water 1/2 cup Matzo … Continue reading

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For Those of You in LA…

Ohana Brewing Company hoping to bring good taste to L.A., Long Beach   Owner Andrew Luthi, left, and head brewer Chris Walowski teamed up to brew the best beer they can at Ohana Brewing Company. Just one of two breweries … Continue reading

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Smoked Scotch Ale

This is a recipe made up by or friends Greg & Justin, our Homebrewer friends Style Information Name: Smoked Scotch Ale Recipe Type: Partial Mash Category: Ale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Crystal 40 L 1 lb Steep all … Continue reading

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Crazy Christmas

Oak Chips will soak up 1/2 Cup Bourbon, leaving you with 1 1/4 Cup. Continue reading

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Bomber Cans….

Craft brewer offers another big can of beer. “Everyone loves big cans.” That’s the motto at Moat Mountain Brewing Co., which launched its Bone Shaker Brown Ale in 24-ounce cans from Rexam. Moat Bone Shaker Brown is an English-style brown … Continue reading

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Beer-Battered Potato Wedges

Serve these wonderful wedges just about anytime. These potatoes are really good with hamburgers. They’re just like the ones served in restaurants. Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients 4 medium baking potatoes 1 cup all-purpose flour … Continue reading

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We Wish Them Well!!

TEMECULA: Winery gets into beer business Even before they opened their winery in Temecula six years ago, the Wiens family was fermenting plans for a brewery. Now that Wiens (rhymes with “beans”) Family Cellars at 35055 Via Del Ponte is … Continue reading

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Saving You Money, One Pint At A Time…

Website Lets Consumers Compare Local Beer Prices for the Best Deal You can price compare airfare — why not beer?   If you can price compare everything from airfare to credit cards to laptops, why not your favorite beers? That’s … Continue reading

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More Sours!!!

Funky brew Brett yeast is finding its way into an array of craft beers Brettanomyces anyone?: But descriptions like “barnyard” and “Band-Aid” don’t give Brettanomyces due credit. The yeast actually gives beers an interesting dimension.   It’s hard to find … Continue reading

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What Do you Think Of This Debate?

Craft beer clash shows signs of brewing A SUDDENLY public debate over craft beer versus ”faux craft” brands made by multinational conglomerates could portend bigger battles to come in the rapidly growing segment. In a biting opening salvo, a trade … Continue reading

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Another Reason to See Micky…

Disney samples California craft Menus at the resort feature increased offerings of the beer. Anaheim Brewery’s offerings are available at Disneyland.  Venture inside the walls of the Disneyland Resort and you’ll encounter numerous wonders rarely found outside of Orange Country. … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing Company’s ” Vertical Epic 12-12-12″

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale 9.0% Alc/Vol   A growler of Stone’s Vertical Epic 12-12-12 Deep black with a dark brown, foamy head First impressions are of cinnamon and allspice, combined with fruity banana esters and hints of clove from … Continue reading

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The Brewing Network, “Hop Grenade” IPA

  Great Beer. If you like West coast IPA, This is the beer for you!! Style Information Name: Hop Grenade Recipe Type: Extract Category: IPA Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Crystal 55L .50 lb Steep until 170 degrees Pale … Continue reading

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Blichmann Floor Burner

        Floor Burner Leg Extensions – 24″ – Raise the burner to a height sufficient to drain a kettle into a standard six-gallon carboy. excellent efficiency, quiet performance, solid stand design. Our new Burner is awesome!!

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Nanos….

How nanobreweries—fledgling operations in garages and backyard sheds—are revolutionizing the American beer industry. Nanobreweries are popping up around the country, boosted by America’s growing thirst for craft beer and evolving regulatory attitudes toward brewing Brewery tours are often pretty brief. … Continue reading

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