Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kate the Great and Utopia

I'm experimenting with sexier blog post titles!

My second day as a Beer Blogger Conference attendee started out with several dozen other sleepy conference attendees boarding a bus on a drizzly Portland morning. We were heading down to Portsmouth, NH to have lunch at the beloved Portsmouth Brewery (and brewpub).

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Way Beer Should Be

One of Maine's many state slogans is "The Way Life Should Be," and my time in New England so far would bear this sentiment out. The reason I'm here is to attend the Beer Bloggers Conference, held in Boston but with a pre-event excursion in Portland ME and Portsmouth NH.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guest Post: New Belgium beer dinner @ Dat Dog

On Tuesday, July 23rd, Dat Dog on Magazine street hosted a unique beer and food event, a six course pairing of beers from New Belgium with a selection of “Haute Dogs”. 


The menu

Nora was on a plane to Boston at the time, so I attended in her stead. Each course consisted of a smaller portion of hotdog and bun, paired with a 4oz pour of the accompanying beer.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Post-Tales, Pre-Boston, and Dat Dog tonight!


My piece on the beer "scene" at Tales of the Cocktail is out today. I can't pretend it was a very prominent part of the experience, but there was a connection between beer and cocktails or brewing and distilling that could be felt, if not seen, most of the time.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Much Louisiana news to share!

While I have been in my own little world at New Orleans' Tales of the Cocktail, several very interesting tidbits of beer news has come down the pike.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brewsday Tuesday continues... "Some Summer Beer Pairing Dinners."

I did a writeup of upcoming beer dinners (and brunches!) as well as a mention of NOLA Brewing's beer brunch at Crescent Pie & Sausage Company this past Saturday. (It was gooooood.)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Zwanze Day - September 14, 2013 at the Avenue Pub

Zwanze Day 2011

Today, the Cantillon brewery in Belgium announced the list of 46 locations all over the world that will be serving its 2013 Zwanze vintage on September 14, 2013. Once again, the Avenue Pub on St. Charles Street in New Orleans has made that list, a testament to its beautifully curated beer list and dedication to get the best beer to its customers that it possibly can. It's so great to see them get this kind of kudos and recognition - it's so well deserved.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cask verdict...

...Delicious! Thanks so much to everyone at Covington and Aline Street Beer Garden for providing more delicious cask beer to New Orleans!

Jason Comboy, owner of Aline Street Beer Garden, tapping that cask

Robert Mingo, of Covington  Brewhouse, getting it set up

Steadfast bartender Noel dispensing beer.

The fruit of everyone's labor

Delicious.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Post-holiday Beer News

Highlight of the last couple of weeks: obtaining this bottle of beer

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July week/weekend. After I hit my deadlines early in the week, I pretty much vegged out until today. I'm resting up for what I imagine will be a bit of a crazy couple of months...this is my excuse in advance of why I probably won't be blogging as much as I'd like to.