#Ciderchat – A Cider and Cheese Pairing


7/24/2014 6pm PST / 9pm EST


I love showdowns especially the regional ones: East vs West.  North vs South.  We have seen them all in the foodie world – Wine, beer, chili, bbq and cheese. So why not the hottest adult drink in the nation – Cider. Both East and West have bragging rights to the top quality ciders in the U.S. so why not make this one a bit more interesting and pair West Coast ciders and cheese along with East Coast ciders and cheese.  Ellen Cavalli from Tilted Shed Ciderworks sent me an email the other day with a #ciderchat idea. Just in time because I had no theme planned. Shame on me.  Ellen and Kay Michaels are collaborating together to host a unique cider and cheese pairing that will take place at 3 pm on August 3 2014.

Join us on twitter for another epic #ciderchat  as we kick this event off  with a discussion of the art and craft of pairing cider with cheese. 7/24/2014 6pm PST / 9pm EST.



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Craft Beer And Laundry – What’s Next?

bth_beerI go back and forth between “This is cool” to “really? “WTF”.  I receive emails from Living Social, Philly Dealyo and Groupon and every once in a while a beer or wine event pops up.

Beer festivals, wine dinners.  This is pretty standard but it seems establishments are coming up with any excuse to entice the drinker with a reason to show up for the sake of well….. just because. Continue reading

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Tempering The Heat – Pairing Beer With Spicy Foods

Pairing food with beer

Not a new topic. Everyone seems to be an expert these days.  Thousands of blog posts, dozens of books, thousands of beer dinners. I have learned a great deal about the ideal beer to pair with food through these resources along with my personal experience.

Stout with oysters, Porter with BBQ, Brown Ale with Burgers, Pale Ale with Fried Seafood, Amber with Pizza and Bock with Brats but the one that drives me nuts is IPA and spicy food such as Indian, Thai and Mexican. Continue reading