Talk Like a Pirate Day – Pirate Beers revisited

Yo Ho! Ahoy there me hearties! It’s that time of year again. The time when ye be searchin’ fer some grog for “Talk Like A Pirate Day“. Once again, ya lily-livered landlubbers came back here, eh? Well, batten down the hatches and take a look at this years list of Hoppy Pirate Beers! Continue reading

Stout and Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Are you a fan of the Beeroness yet? If not, then you should be. She’s a food blogger who creates recipes based on craft beer. The photos on her site are mouth-watering and the beautiful images showcase the food like a professional magazine. It definitely makes you want to cook with beer.

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Stone Russian Imperial StoutThe other day I saw a recipe for a Stout and Sriracha BBQ Sauce on her site and couldn’t wait for an excuse to try it out. I’m headed to a Bottle Share and Potluck event, and this seems like a perfect reason to make some beer soaked BBQ chicken.

The Stout I chose to use for this recipe is Stone – Imperial Russian Stout. It’s a big bold Stout, 10.5% ABV, with roasted coffee flavors up front, and hints of anise and black currants on the back-end. Sounds like a perfect choice for cooking to me. Continue reading

Firestone Walker – Parabola Russian Imperial Stout

Firestone Walker – Parabola

Proprietors reserve series – russian imperial stout – ABV 13%

I taste so many good tastes. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate… god this is good!

Got this one straight from the source, the Taproom in Paso Robles.

Firestone Walker
Taproom Restaurant and Bar
1400 Ramada Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
The Taproom specializes in brewhouse bistro cooking with an emphasis on local flavor. The Taproom is ultimately an extension of the Firestone Walker brewing philosophy—the finest and freshest ingredients, prepared with care and presented from a distinctively regional perspective.

The Paso Taproom restaurant and bar are open for dinner daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  They accept reservations at (805) 225-5911 ext. 800. If you are headed to the California central coast you owe it to yourself to stop by.

Santa’s Little Helper – Port Brewing

Every Sunday evening back in 1997 I was glued to the TV set as was my usual routine. Port Brewing - Santa's Little HelperIn Episode 20 during Season 8 of my favorite television show a young boy complains that he doesn’t get any mail. Then his mom decides to give him the family’s junk mail. One of them is a credit card application. He fills it out using the name of his dog, Santa’s Little Helper and claims the occupation to be “butt doctor”. The company misreads the name as “Santos L. Halper“, and the credit card application is approved. Before long, the boy  receives a credit card and zaniness ensues.

Here we are 14 years later and every time I hear “Santa’s Little Helper” I still go immediately to “Santos L. Halper”… that is until I had this beer. Continue reading