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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone

This home brew recipe mimics Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Is it a clone? Yes! Taste it and see. Try it – you’ll like it. If you’ve never had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, then get ready to enjoy!

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Sierra Nevada to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Great News, All!

One of the fastest growing and best craft breweries in the US is opening a new, second location. Yes, they are expanding, moving outward from West to East.

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Beergarita Recipe

Sure to become another classic, this Beergarita recipe is a fun way to have a beer, and to toast – or “Parrot” – a classic mixed drink. In Spanish it might be called a Cerveza Preparada – prepared beer. We’ll just call it a “Beergarita”.

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Pulled Pork Tacos

Pork and beans might be a traditional summer BBQ side, but pulled pork tacos are a year round favorite. Add some beer and spices along with the piggy and slow cook it all together for some “Good Eats.”

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

‘A loaf of bread,’ the Walrus said,
‘Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed
— Now, if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.’
(Excerpted from “The Walrus and The Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll)

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Oyster Stout

Can you believe that someone would put oysters in beer?
“Shucks, you’re surely kidding – right?”
Nope, it’s true.
In England, oysters and beer were often consumed together. Oysters were like the peanuts or pretzels of today’s pubs – just a snack to go with your brew.
Having shucked many oysters in a seafood restaurant in my college days, I surely feel for those who popped open all those bivalves.

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Kölsch Beer

Kölsch Beer is a great warm weather beer. Enjoy this synopsis of its origin and the Kölsch Beer style.

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Fort Collins Breweries

As late as 1969, Fort Collins was not a likely candidate for a great beer city. It was a dry town up ‘til then. Well, things changed, and let’s see what we find now as we explore Fort Collins Breweries.

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Hefeweizen Beer

Hefeweizen is just what its name says in German – Yeast = Hefe. Wheat = Weizen.

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Spent Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, what happens to the grains that brewers use to make the great craft beers served in their brew pub, or to those used by a home brewer? It’s the “secret” ingredient in Craft Beer Chocolate Chip Cookies, of course.

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“Beers”

Beer Poetry – “Beers” ~ With Apologies to Joyce Kilmer
I THINK that I shall never hear
A poem lovely as a beer.
A brew that’s best straight from a tap
With golden hue and snowy cap;

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Fat Tire Amber Ale Bread

Biscuit Malt is what gives Fat Tire Amber Ale its main flavor characteristic – that warm, baked-biscuity taste. Because of this unique, bready biscuit flavor, I like using Fat Tire Amber Ale in some recipes. So here, from our own recipe vault, is Black Bucket Brew’s “Fat Tire Cheddar Beer Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives.”