25 Apr

Hops to Hand

Hops to Hand

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Join us for a night of delicious, local beer and food!

Hops to Hand is a collaborative effort between Dig IN~A Taste of Indiana, Girls Pint Out, Indianapolis City Market, and Tomlinson Tap Room. Hops to Hand will feature five rockstar City Market chefs that are participating in this year’s DigIN.

Each chef will be paired with and inspired by a style of beer (porter/stout, amber/red ale, pale ale/IPA, & lager/pilsner/kolsch). All beers will be from breweries also participating in DigIN this year. Girls Pint Out will provide education on the beer style and the pairing to all attendees.

For $40 you get five awesome, local food and beer (6 oz. pours) pairings. You can also buy a combo ticket with early admission to DigIN for $90!

Participating Chefs & Establishments include:

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Nitin Nadu – Spice Box

Fermenti Artisan

Mark Cox & Josh Henson – FERMENTI ARTISAN

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 Roger Hawkins – Circle City Soups

Brad Gates

Brad Gates –  Brad Gates Catering & Events

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Cindy Hawkins – Circle City Sweets

The details: 

Where: Tomlinson Tap Room
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-2337
When: June 21, 2014 6pm
Who: This event is open to the public but seating will be limited
Tickets: ORDER HERE!
This event is 21+.
Hops to Hand General Admission: $40
Hops to Hand + Dig IN Combo: $90

[Combo ticket includes Hops to Hand ticket + Discounted Early Admission to Dig IN on August 17th ONLY available through this offer! At no other time will Early Entry to Dig IN be discounted!

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13 Dec

The Girls’ Pint Out Holiday Gift Guide

You only have only a couple more weeks to shop for Christmas gifts, and lets face it; there is absolutely nothing less appealing than finding yourself in the middle of the mall with holiday shoppers. Why not stop by your local brewery, etsy shop or one of these local small businesses to snag a few great gifts for the people you care about? We’ll feature gifts from across the country that you can find at some of our favorite spots for the rest of this week. That will still give you a little time to enjoy some craft beer while you’re wrapping gifts!

 

Idaho

Screenshot 2013-12-11 at 10.15.52 AMLaughing Dog Brewing Ladies T-Shirt
$24
We love the cut of this shirt, it fits perfectly and washes pretty well. You can never have too many t-shirts, admit it.

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Laughing Dog Stainless Steel Growler 
$34.99
Look at it. It’s cute, but still masculine. There is a puppy on this growler. Add your favorite brew into the growler and you’re on the right track for a Happy Holiday.

 

wood-boxesEnoteca Craft Beer Club 
$20 – $35
Know a craft beer lover? Grab a Fine Beer Club or Rare Beer Club membership, where you’ll receive a great package of beer that has low availability. Wine club memberships are also available!

 

 

 

Inland Northwest Ale Trail 

Free!
The map leads you to great breweries all over the Inland Northwest and you get a mini-growler when you complete the trail. Not to mention, it’s pretty fun to look at.

 

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Total Wine and More Gift Certificates
$25 – $100
The store in the Spokane Valley has a huge selection of craft/micro brews and a gift certificate allows them to choose what they want.

 

 

Washington

cheersToBlueSky99 Bottles Beer Club
Prices and Benefits for Drinking Beer and who wouldn’t want to be able to say “I drank 99 Bottles of beer that were on the wall”?!

Budge Brothers Support Campaign
$10 – $50
Give the gift of giving and help out a local brewery to be able to produce more beer – we all win in this situation!


Hopped Up Brewing Merchandise
$16.00
This is a great gift for that man in your life. A T-shirt is the least you can do since you leave him at home sometimes when going out with the girls, right? Maybe not, but we can at least say ‘thanks’ for supporting GPO!

 Maine

 

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$25.00
A beer T in a ladies cut is hard to find, this T comes in three colors and it might be the softest T you’ll ever own. It’s the perfect combination of two awesome things! Beer, and Maine. Women’s fits run slim, if in doubt refer to size chart or order a size up). 

 

 

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$4.25
A soap made with natural ingredients AND hops, this soap leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. And it’s handmade! That’s love.

Beer Kit from Central Street Farmhouse
$49 – $62.00
Brew your own batch of beer; pick from the wall of kits or create your own. Choose from tons of styles as well as cider, mead or wine!

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Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland
$9.98 – $14.98 (kindle vs paperback)
This is a fantastic book about beer in Maine; the history of beer in Maine, current breweries and long forgotten breweries.

 

Rhode Island


IMG_5558Beer Cozy or Chug-a-Lug from The Makers Mill
$13.00
A stylish way to hold your tall boys or carry your mason jars; handcrafted in RI. Make sure you check out the rest of the items on the site, there are quite a few great gift ideas! 

 

Tickets to the Rhode Island Winter Brew Fest
$15.00-$95.00
This is a great way to experience and support the local beer scene. Some non-New England breweries will be there, too!

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A set of Spiegelau IPA glasses and a bottle of Foolproof King of the Yahd IPA
$55.00
For the hop-lovers…these glasses actually do enhance hop aroma (we tested it, really!). These would be great gifted together with a Foolproof Brewing King of the Yahd IPA


Soap made from Foolproof Brewing Company beer

$6.00
Because, well, who wouldn’t want to bathe in beer?

New Jersey

Membership card to New Jersey Craft Beer
$25.00
You save money while drinking beer at some of your favorite places all over New Jersey (339+ places!), what’s better than that?

A Craftgeer snifter or t-shirt
$16.00- $25.00 *The great guys at Craftgeer have given us a special discount code to use for 15% off!  GPOUT15
A NJ based business that has a unique spin on craft beer tshirts, glasses, hats and more. They even have a women’s craft beer line!

downloadAmerican Craft Beer Cookbook by John Holl
$14.98
NJ based author and beer judge put together the most detailed and delicious books on food pairing with craft beer, cooking with craft beer, and some recipes from brew pubs around the US.

A visit to Kane Brewing in Ocean, NJ
Kane Brewing has only been around for a little over 2 years but it’s quickly becoming one of NJ’s favorite breweries! They do some really different beers and their750ML line-up is awesome and unique!

South Carolina

Tickets to the World Beer Festival in Columbia Jan 18th 2014
$40.00 – $85.00
The festival is a great way to explore all the craft beer available in Columbia. IN addition our friend Matt Rodgers from Old Mill Brewpub will be there pouring his beer commercially for the first time!

Gift Certificate to Vino Garage in Columbia
$25 – $100
Vino Garage is a great place to pick up your next growler fill, a mixed 6pk, or a bomber of a new beer. Doug is informative and helpful and has a great in town selection of craft beer.

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Conquest is Columbia’s first and currently only production brewery. Matthew and Joseph do an excellent job brewing quality craft beer.

Washington DC

Port City T-Shirt
Port City is the most popular brewhouse in VA. They currently only offer ladies tees online, go us!

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What’s better than showing your state pride AND advertising your fave MD brewery?

Rodmans Beer Club Membership

12pk shipped to your doorstep, Beer Advocate subscription, MidAtlantic brew subscription, insider info about Rodmans taps

 

 

Ticket to one of Meridian Pints “Old and Sour” Tastings/ New Years Celebration
$30
Aside from the amazing beer and food(seriously, check out the lineup), you’ll be drinking great beer surrounded by wonderful people to ring in the new year.

Holiday Seasonal Kit from Brewers best
Price Varies
To be a home brewer not only means being passionate about beer, it also involves a genuine care for the ingredients that make up your homespun libation. These guys  are dedicated to providing the greater Washington DC area with accessible quality products that fit our customer’s brewing needs. 

Baying Hound shirt/magnet/ happy hour clock
$28
Support your local independent nanobrewery! These great fits and cool designs would be a great gift for your favorite beer lover.

Beltway Brewery Pint Glass Set
The mission of Beltway Brewing Company is to professionally produce high quality craft beer for those who cannot build or expand their own breweries.

 

Indiana


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Chocolate and beer. What’s not to love? Seriously, anytime we get a chance to combine beer and chocolate, it’s a win. 

Growler Girls Growler Bags 

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Because it is important to look stylish when picking up a growler of your favorite beer. These are the perfect accessory!

 

 

 

 

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Price Varies
These designs are clever and they wash well! T-shirts as well as hoodies available.

 

 

 

Get Flasky Custom Flasks
$25
Maybe you can’t drink beer out of them, but these snazzy little things are perfect for anyone. We love these!

Texas

The Caged Yarn Beer Sox
$20
Hand knotted coozies in a variety of colors and “BeerSox for Stemware” for snifters & tulips.  They work on bottles, cans, pint glasses. We love them!

Saint Arnold Ceramic Tap Handle thumbnail_tap_handle $30
White ceramic Saint Arnold tap handle. Measures just over 10 inches tall. If you’d like to request a specific beer, please make a note when checking out (at the payment info step), and you can add that sticker to your tap handle.
Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug Tee
$20
Ugly Pug logo black Hanes Nano tee. 100% cotton with front and back full color screen printed graphics. Wear one and be cool!
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The Kebo
$24.95
A one-handed bottle opener. Because we’re pretty busy people, and this little guy is pretty cute. And because we love you guys so much, we’re going to give away THREE lightweight pink Kebo’s just in time for Christmas! Comment below and tell us what your favorite craft bottle is and we’ll pick three winners at random. We promise to get these to you by Christmas! We’ll contact you for shipping information.

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11 Sep

Cooking With Beer, Featuring Brooklyn Brewery

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Little known fact: a few years ago I had a part time (seasonal) job at the Gap in Harvard Square. I had been a Gap Inc employee on and off since I was a teenager and to this day, my denim is folded perfectly. I was on a break in the back room when someone came over the walkie and said “Jody Adams is in the building.” VIP alert, people! You may know Jody Adams from my other true love, Bravo TV/Top Chef Masters, but as a Boston girl, I know her from Trade and Rialto, two incredible restaurants. Do I have to tell you how excited I was to hear about this upcoming cooking class with Jody featuring Brooklyn Brewery? Probably not.

 

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The class is coming up on October 27th and held at Rialto. It begins with coffee and scones (thank you from the caffeine addict) and then the cooking demo begins. Brooklyn brews will both be paired with and used as an ingredient in the dishes. When we asked Jody about pairing with beers, she said “this time of year the cooler temperatures and hearty food stand up really well to beer. Hops are bitter, which help to cut the richness in fattier foods. They’re also great for a fruit & beer pairing.” Agreed. Yes, we can pair wine until the cows come home, but beer pairings can be really wonderful and complimentary. Trust me, we’ve done some research.

 

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A sneak peak of the menu is below. Hope to see you there!

Steamed Clams and Beer-Batter Mussel Fritters with shallots, bay leaves, pancetta and greens

Polenta and Sausage with grapes and green tomatoes

Beer Granita with chocolate molasses stout cookies

 

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12 Aug

Foundry on Elm Beer Dinners

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Davis Square is becoming quite the hub for craft beer. Have you been there lately? I’d recommend a quick trip before the Tufts kids come back (although we love you, Tufts) to grab a seat on one of the patios. One of the spots on our To Do list is Foundry on Elm. They have a beer dinner offered every week by Chef Derek Clough. Two courses paired with two different beers, for only $25. Sign me up!
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Chef works with their beverage director Manny Gonzales to create a seasonal and delicious pairing. An examples of a past pairings include:
First Course
Atlantic Salmon Burger
Pickled Red Onions, Cucumber Tzatziki, served on a toasted poppyseed brioche bun
Paired with Dogfish Head “60 Minute” IPA
Second Course
Espresso Panna Cotta
Chocolate Sauce, Luxardo Cherries
Paired with Dogfish Head “Indian Brown” Ale
Safe to say I’m trying my hardest to move my crazy schedule around for the next couple of Wednesdays to make an appearance. Let us know if you make it!
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24 Jul

#BBC13, The Boston Guide

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This weekend is the Beer Bloggers Conference and I’m thrilled to have you all in my city for a few days. While the agenda is jam packed, I wanted to give you some other options of spots to hit while you’re in town. Whether you need late night snacks, something a stumble away from the hotel, or a cocktail to change it up a bit, we’ve got you covered. These are bars I frequent, with incredible staffs, menus, etc. I trust and love these recommendations.
Local folks may see a spot I forgot (ahem, anywhere with 50+ taps) but from my experience, it isn’t worth it. Feel free to name them in the comments though. :)

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Near the hotel, 15 minute walk, short ride on the T, etc:

Parish Cafe, @ParishCafe1: good beer list, great sandwiches.
Stoddard’s Food and Ale, @stoddardspub: casks! 5 of them.
jm Curley, @jmcurleybar: I can’t even talk about it. Go, drink the beer, have a cocktail, eat all of Sammy’s 7 specials. It is my happy place.
Silvertone, @SilvertoneBar: because sometimes I need a High Life and some Fernet. Some great locals available here (Bantam Cider, High & Mighty Beer of the Gods) as well as cocktails and the best mac and cheese in the city. Also my happy place.
Kinsale, @KinsaleBoston: Patrick, the bar manager, is a huge supporter of local brews. If you’re in town Thursday night, there’s a lil party happening - http://www.facebook.com/events/157689441081756/
Tip Tap Room, @PoesTipTapRoom: Chef Brian Poe is one of our favorites and this spot is INCREDIBLE.
Waterfront Cafe, @waterfrontcbg: I was lucky to meet Greg via twitter one day and learn about this spot. Wonderful bar food and a beer list with some brews you can’t find anywhere else. A hidden gem in the North End (if you go there, do NOT go to Mike’s for a cannoli, go to Modern. You’re welcome).
Saus, @saus_boston: While I try to steer clear of Faneuil Hall, this spot is worth the trip. Poutine AND beer? In.

 

A longer trip on the T, a quick cab ride, and totally worth it:

Deep Ellum, Lone Star Taco Bar, @ellumbarboston, @lonestartacobar: Conveniently located next to each other to make all your dreams come true. DE’s beer list is what dreams are made of, LSTB has the guacamole we dream of. Trust me, you’ll want to go to both spots hungry.
Bukowski Tavern, @bukscambridge, @bukowskiboston: Cambridge and Back Bay locations – both incredible, both with a book of beer options. Yup. A book.
Russell House Tavern and Park, @russellhousetav, @parkcambridge: Harvard Square is not far and if you’re there, these are the two stops you need to make. Both with incredible food and a changing beer list, featuring lots of locals. Cocktails (and beer cocktails!) are also really well done here.
Cambridge Common, @cambcommon: If you’re in Cambridge, you may as well hit this spot as well. Holy beer list.
*BONUS POINTS IN CAMBRIDGE: Trina Starlite Lounge (@trinastarlite) & Parlor Sports (@parlorsports). Maybe because I think of these two spots as my own living room but incredible drinks, beer, food, bartenders. You can’t go wrong if you make the trip over here – also, close to Bukowski’s! If you’re still in town Monday, Industry Brunch at Starlite is, well, the best time you’ll ever have on a Monday.*
Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar, @citizenpub: You’re in Boston, why aren’t you eating oysters? Go here immediately. I mean, I’ll probably be there. We did our Valentine’s Party here and the beer cocktails, well, I’m still asking for them 5 months later. Yum.
Eastern Standard, @eskdboston: I have to stop myself before I talk about ES for 3 paragraphs. This spot, this service, these people. They’re some of the best in the city. This is the mothership. You need to go. Ask for the reserve beer list. Late night menu goes up on the mirror behind the bar and sometimes include lobster mac and cheese. You’re welcome.

If you’re hungry at 2am, go to Chinatown. Dumpling House, Shojo, etc. I don’t think there is a spot to avoid, so choose your own adventure here. Also, stumbling distance to the hotel.

I’m sure I forgot something here. Again, these are my personal favorites. If I was giving you a personal tour, we’d hit all of these, plus a drug store to stock up on Advil for the next day. If you have any questions, give me a shout at @MAGirlsPintOut or find me at registration during #BBC13. Enjoy Boston!

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Okay, a couple more things. Want to buy beer near the hotel? Urban Grape is close by. Also, wake your behind up early and go on a tour at Fenway Park. You’ll thank me later.

 

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03 Jun

Brewer’s Dinner at John Harvard’s

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There’s something really wonderful about friends who join you for beer dinners, especially when you ask them to write a sentence or two on it and they give you 98% of your post. Nicole, you are wonderful.

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A couple of weeks ago I felt like I had discovered the best kept secret in Harvard Square.  Well maybe it’s not really a secret and now it definitely isn’t one, but wow, what a deal. 

I was lucky enough to join Rebecca of GPO at John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House for their Brewer’s Prix Fixe meal.  It’s available every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm and is just $22.99 for four courses and $29.99 for the four courses and beer pairings which each.  I’m still in shock from the good deal.

 But what’s more, is the food and beer you get for that.  Each month is a different theme and May’s featured scallops, one of my favorite foods of all time.  While each course was delicious in its own way, I have to say my favorite was the Nantucket Bay Scallops in the Shell.  Besides the excitement of getting a dish served in an enormous shell, it came with Yukon gold potato confit and creamy leeks and truffle oil.  I firmly believe that truffle oil will bring us world peace.  Or something like that.  Everything just kind of melted together in a sweet harmony.  I love brown ales so I was even more excited about this course as it was paired with the brewery’s Village Green Mild, an American Brown Ale.  I was a happy, and increasingly full, lady.

After taking a look at June’s menu (lobster caprese? striped bass!?!), I have a feeling Nicole and I may be going back soon. Thanks to the entire JH crew for having us!

 

 

 

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19 Mar

A Matter of Taste

Give me something that is both salty, sweet, hot and cold, and you have given me the perfect food. Yes, I will admit that am one of those people that dips French fries in Frosty’s. I am also someone that generally asks for the hoppiest beer on tap. This hasn’t always been the case. My taste in alcohol started off very sweet (think Mike’s Hard Raspberry Lemonade), transitioned to yellow fizz (oh the days of college and Keystone Light), and eventually became addicted to a variety of craft beer.

Tastebud Basics

The average adult has between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds that perceive sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and potentially a fifth savory taste called umami. Salty and sour detection is needed to control salt and acid balance. Bitter detection warns of foods containing poisons. Sweet provides a guide to calorie-rich foods. Taste buds in combination with smell discern flavor.

In 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Taste Buds, Dr. Bartoshuk states the normal life cycle for a taste bud is 10 to 14 days. You can kill taste buds, but they grow back immediately. This is why the ability to taste does not diminish with age. Taste preferences also fluctuate with hormones. For example, the ability to taste bitterness does decline in women when menopause begins. This may be because “the taste of bitter is hardwired to be a cue for poison, early in pregnancy your brain becomes sensitized to avoid it in order to guard your baby,” says Dr. Bartoshuk.

A Womanly Disposition

Ladies may have a step-up in choosing good beer. According to an interview conducted with Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal wine columnist, women are better at perceiving smells, more sensitive to bitter flavors, prefer sweet, and may notice more subtleties. This is confirmed by findings from a study conducted jointly by Danish Science Communication and food scientists from The Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at University of Copenhagen on almost 9,000 children.

The Danish study showed that girls are generally better at recognizing concentrations of both sweet and sour tastes. According to Michael Bom Frøst, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science at LIFE, the experiment showed that boys and girls have largely the same number of taste buds and it appeared that what makes the difference is the way in which boys and girls process taste impressions. The study indicated that boys need an average of approximately 10 per cent more sourness and approximately 20 per cent more sweetness to recognize the taste. The study additionally indicated that the ability to recognize tastes increases gradually with age, and the greatest shift is seen at 13-14 years when children become markedly more sensitive to sour tastes and love of very sweet flavors decreases.

A Matter of Training

I prefer bold flavors, so you will probably won’t overhear me say, “you can really taste the oak undertones and a slight taste of cherry in the background.” But, you can train your palate to like new food by bringing out its sweetness, or by adding something fatty.

People also are influenced by social cues, such as eating a certain food with someone else who really enjoys it, or with someone whom you admire and like. If your friends have good taste, then you also are encouraged to have good taste.

While women naturally may naturally be more sensitive to certain flavors, cultivating taste requires exposure. Nutrition experts advise parents to try expose their children to new flavors, and research shows that it can take as many as 10 to 15 tastes before a child will learn to appreciate a new flavor. These same theories can be applied to training your palate to drink certain beers.

So the more beer you taste, with a group of people you like, the better your palate is trained? Sounds like we have our work cut out for us, ladies.

References:

Jane Bradbury, Taste Perception: Cracking the Code http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0020064 (March 16, 2004).

Amanda Greene, 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Taste Buds. Woman’s Day. (http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-taste-buds-119709).

F. Martin Ramin interview with Lettie Teague, Do Men and Women Taste Wine Differently? http://live.wsj.com/video/do-men-and-women-taste-wine-differently/2F0A6CA2-36F7-4197-B417-4E9621D3BBCC.html#!2F0A6CA2-36F7-4197-B417-4E9621D3BBCC. (June 30, 2012)

Cynthia Sass, Retrain Your Tastebuds. http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/retrain_your_taste_buds (Jan/Feb 2007).

University of Copenhagen, Girls Have Superior Sense Of Taste To Boys. Science Daily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081216104035.htm (Dec. 18, 2008)

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13 Mar

Brew and Chew at BCAE

Important lesson: when you fail at blogging, find guest posters. One of our GPO gals Nicole came to the BCAE Brew and Chew with me last week and somehow I got her to write about it. Maybe it was because she won a free ticket? ;) Thanks to BCAE for having us, High & Mighty for the beers, and Sam and Chris for the INCREDIBLE food. Boston friends, get over to jm Curley and Bogie’s Place immediately, eat all the food (drinks! beer!) and enjoy the food coma. We’ll have some exciting news about an upcoming event with them soon. We’ll keep you updated!

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Last Monday I had the honor of attending a class at the Boston Center of Adult Education entitled, “Brew and Chew”. The evening would be a night of recipes created by jm Curley’s chef Sam Monsour and paired with beers from High & Mighty. I knew when I walked into the Center and immediately smelled meat smoking that it was going to be a very good time. The menu was as follows:

· Veal Schnitzel w/Brat Spice – H&M Purity of Essence.

· Cocoa Nib-Jerk Rubbed Pork Tenderloin w/Pineapple-Mint Salsa – H&M Divine Brown

 Harissa Rubbed Lamb Riblets – H&M Fumata Bianca

· Five Spice-Duck Breast Buns w/Kimchi – H&M XPA

· Cumin & Coriander Crusted Sea Scallops w/Gremolata – H&M Beer of the Gods

 

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While I don’t cook a great deal of meat at home, I have to say, this class definitely inspired me to try to change that. The duck breast buns alone were enough to have me running out to buy a steamer and to finally make kimchi ASAP. I have a special place in my heart for all things buns so those were definitely my favorite. However, there was not a single dish that disappointed. From the perfectly seared scallops to the contrasting spicy and coolness of the pork and salsa, it was one stand-out dish after another. But what really completed each dish was the perfect pairing of the High & Mighty beers. I’ve been to plenty of wine pairing dinners, but it was such a treat to have some of my favorite beers paired with these awesome dishes. And while I am not always a fan of smoky beers, I have to say that the lamb and Fumata Bianca was the best pairing of the night. There was something about the smoke in the beer that just brought out the flavor of the lamb perfectly. But despite all of these amazing dishes and delicious beers, I think one of my favorite lessons of the night was how easily I can not only make mustard, but make it with beer! I’ll be trying out that recipe, immediately for my very own brew and chew at home!

One more fun fact – we’ve got a team going for the upcoming Cambridge 5K and some weekly runs. Head on over to our Facebook page for info or send an email to us. 

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14 Nov

Inaugural Austin event: Saint Arnold and Antonelli’s Cheese holiday pairings at The Draught House

It’s been awhile since Texas Girls Pint Out had any events, so we’re breaking that boring cycle. Our inaugural Austin event is slated for December 8, 11 a.m. at The Draught House, wherein Saint Arnold and Antonelli’s Cheese will offer five pairings (including Sailing Santa and Christmas Ale) in time to give you plenty of fodder for your holiday appetizer spreads. Pre-sale only tickets [click here] are a mere $25, from which profits will benefit Austin-based breast cancer charity, The Smile Never Fades. Kendall Antonelli and a few from the Saint Arnold team will be on hand to walk tasters through the whys of each pairing. See you there! E-mail Jennifer@girlspintout.com with questions.

Cheers!

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22 Aug

Olde Magoun’s Saloon is Transformed into the Paulaner Biergarten

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After our last post on Olde Magoun’s Saloon, I was able to get over there and spend some time with Greg, the bar manager. That was a couple of months ago now, but he gave me some info about the Oktoberfest celebration they have at the bar. Below is the press release. Get over there and celebrate!

Outdoor Beer Festival is Part of a Two-Month Oktoberfest Celebration 

SOMERVILLE, MA—Locals who can’t make it to the beer tent in Munich this fall can get a taste of a true Oktoberfest with the traveling Paulaner Biergarten, which will make a stop at Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville on Saturday, September 15 from noon until 6 p.m. Patrons can enjoy Paulaner’s portable biergarten and enjoy the crisp fall air with six kinds of Paulaner beer on tap, including their Oktoberfest Marzen and Weisen and their Lager ‘Pils Hefeweisen and Salvador Beers. Olde Magoun’s will be grilling traditional Oktoberfest food to add to the ambience.

The Paulaner Biergarten is part of a two-month Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Olde Magoun’s Saloon. Oktoberfest kicks off on Wednesday, September 5 with the Paulaner Keg Tapping, where Olde Magoun’s will be tapping the Paulaner Tent Beer of the 2012 Oktoberfest Celebration in Munich.

Throughout September and October, the restaurant will have at least eight different German Oktoberfest beers on tap, served by the half and full liter in authentic German beer steins. On Wednesday nights, Olde Magoun’s will feature beer promotions and a traditional Oktoberfest menu, with dishes like Ruben Knockwurst, Jagerschnitzel, Bavarian Stew, and more.

The saloon will be taking its Sunday Roast Night German as well, with a variety of German “Sunday Dinners” like Schweinschaxen (crispy pork shank) with potato dumplings, cider-glazed cabbage, and mushroom pan sauce.

The Paulaner Biergarten Tour stop at Olde Magoun’s is sponsored by the Weekly Dig and Drink Craft Beer.

Event Information

Paulaner Keg Tapping

What: Paulaner will be tapping its Tent Beer for the Munich Oktoberfest Celebration
When: Wednesday, September 5
Where: Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Somerville

Paulaner Outdoor Biergarten Tour at Olde Magoun’s

What: Enjoy Paulaner German beers on tap and the outdoor biergarten ambiance that the brewer is famous for.
When: Saturday, September 15 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Somerville

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