American Pale Ale, the granddaddy of American Craft Beer

This post kicks off a new series exploring beer styles, suggest beers to taste and recommend food pairings for each. So lets begin at the beginning, American Pale Ale; the style that launched a revolution. American Pale Ale kicked the bar door down and offered drinkers something very different from fizzy yellow light lagers. Ask … Read more…

Complement & Contrast – Flavors & Meal Planning

As we wrap up this series on beer and food pairing, let’s talk about flavor interactions when planning your meal. Most of the time, we think of the flavors in beer and food complementing each other, but we can also use dissimilar flavors in beer and food to contrast the other. When pairing for complementary … Read more…

Our Favorite Beers of 2014

It’s the end of another year and that means it’s time for countless “best of” lists. So, here’s one more. We had a lot of great beers this year. We were fortunate to travel to some cool places like Spokane WA and Northern Idaho, Madison and New Glarus Wisconsin, Denver and San Diego. There’s great … Read more…

Our First Guest Post to Another Beer Blog

We’re excited to be included in the 2 Beer Guys 31 Beers of Christmas series. You can see our post here. We love that we can spread the word of Southern beer with the rest of the country, especially the great stuff going on with Yazoo’s Embrace the Funk series. If you’re a sour/funky beer … Read more…

The Food Side of Beer & Food Pairing

When I was first thinking about pairing beer and food, I wasn’t sure if one was more important than the other. But after pondering it, I’m thinking food has the edge. It’s what brings us to the table. The table is a special place because it’s a social place. Eating alone for sustenance is boring. … Read more…