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Christmas Ale French Toast Recipe

Ingredients 1.5 cups half & half 2 oz Xmas Ale 1/3 cup powder Sugar 1/2 tsp oz ground nutmeg 1 tsp Cinnamon 4 ea. large Eggs Unsalted Butter for cooking French toast in a skillet French Bread cut on a bias 1.5 in thick 12 to 16 slices and let stale for a couple...

Beer Brittle Recipe

Beer will always go with food. Pairings as fancy as the “fresh” dinners at Stone Gardens (amazing. So amazing) to the basic beer and enormous greasy pizza or breakfast burrito at 11pm at night.  Where there is beer, there is most always good food. Or passable...

Foundry Social, Your Gathering Place for Spirits, Games and Fun

Foundry Social - website link is opening soon (later this month) featuring 30,000 square feet of entertainment, featuring a variety of games such as duckpin bowling, billiards, bocce, pinball, and ping pong. In addition, a wall of “old school” video games like Pac...

Columbus Ale Trail

With 31 craft breweries and growing, it's time to make Columbus your next beercation destination. http://cbusaletrail.com

Ohio Oktoberfest Celebrations, October 2019

In Ohio, fall and festival are almost synonymous. You cannot go to a small town, in this state, this time of year without tripping over a horde of people attempting to celebrate something. From the Renaissance Fest to the Sauerkraut Festival, Ohioans will find a way...

Royal Docks Brewing Company and Crave New Taproom Coming Soon!

Royal Docks Brewing Company and Crave announce joint venture in Akron's Merriman Valley. This will be a great addition to some of our other favorite restaurants and breweries in the valley, like R. Shea Brewing, The Merchant Tavern, Papa Joe's, Sushi Katsu, Sushi...

Falling Knife Brewing Opens this October

(Minneapolis, MN) –  After many months of planning, designing, demolishing, building, crowdfunding, paperwork and brewing, Falling Knife Brewing Company is ready to open their doors. Originally projected to open on September 20th, but they had to push it back a...

Friday Find: Why Hometown Bar-B-Que Is The Most Legendary Barbecue Restaurant In NYC

This is the best Bar-B-Que in NYC I hadn’t realized that Louie Mueller in Taylor, TX was the main reason why Billy Durney left his job as a personal bodyguard for celebrities to start Hometown Bar-B-Que to be the head “fire tender” (he thinks the term “pitmaster”...

Cerveceria Colorado & Denver Beer Co. – Great Mexican Beer Fiesta

Great Mexican Beer Fiesta Cerveceria Colorado and Denver Beer Co. will co-host the Great Mexican Beer Fiesta (GMBF) on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. during the Great American Beer Festival week. Where the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) celebrates...

Twisted Büdlines Special Release from Castle Island Brewing this Father’s Day

NORWOOD, Mass. — Twisted Büdlines is a release, fittingly slated for Father's Day! The beer will be accessible either on draft and in growlers to-go. The day will also feature barbecue dishes and live cooking courtesy of Ribpublic which matches perfectly with this...

Drink Local

Deschutes The Abyss Old World, Sherry Barrel – EBBB Review

Erie Better Beer - Deschutes The Abyss Old World (Sherry Barrel) Here is another installment from the Erie Better Beer Bureau reviewing The Abyss Imperial Stout 80% aged in 30-60 year old Sherry Barrels. All right. What's going on guys? This is Morey from the Erie...

Trillium & Other Half Double Street Green – EBBB Review

Erie Better Beer - Trillium & Other Half Double Street Green Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Trillium & Other half Double Street Green - New England style Double IPA...

Southern Tier Nitro Pumking – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Southern Tier Nitro Pumking Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Southern Tier Nitro Pumking - 8.6% alcohol. Aroma - Creamy pumpkin, mellow, pumpkin pie with...

Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru. Weighs in at 11% alcohol. Aroma - Spicy, Mild Ginger with a hint of...

Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru. Weighs in at 11% alcohol. Aroma - Spicy, Mild Ginger with a hint of...

Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! (Triple Dry Hopped DIPA!?) | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #24

Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! (Triple Dry Hopped DIPA!?) | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #24 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! Triple-Dry hops IPA. Weighs in at 8.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes...

Hill Farmstead Elaborative Three – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Hill Farmstead Elaborative Three Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Hill Farmstead - Elaborative Three. Weighs in at 5.5% alcohol. Packaged on 10/17/2017...

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #3

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #1 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA. Weighs in at 6.7% ABV. Canned on Dec. 13, 2017 The Craftavore Tastes Rating -...

Night Shift Morph IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #2

Night Shift Morph IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #1 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Night Shift Morph IPA. Weighs in at 6.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes Rating -3.75 caps Aroma - Bold, grassy aroma. Lemony in the...

Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #10

Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #10 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA. Weighs in at 5.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes Rating - 4.00 caps Aroma - Tropical fruits,...

PFF Field Notes

New Orleans, Louisiana Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes A client, chef, and Louisiana native Johnny Schulze put together a cajun business trip exploring the fine cuisine New Orleans has to offer. Johnny got his start down there and makes it a point to get down there regularly to keep...

Front Royal, Virginia Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes So the day after my evening in Flint Hill, Virginia, I started heading back to Ohio. I did a quick search in my Google Maps app for breweries and came across an interesting town called "Front Royal" –and the new Front...

Flint Hill, Virginia Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes The opportunity for a quick road trip to Flint Hill, Virginia presented itself and I jumped all over it. The last time I was down that way was a few years ago visiting Culpeper Virginia, which is a bustling, majestic...

Siesta Key Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes A great beach, oyster bar, and craft beer pizza joint, um yes, this is our spot. Siesta Key Beach in itself a true gem. Unlike other beaches that are made up mostly of pulverized coral, Siesta Beach's sand is 99% quartz = white...

Honolulu, Hawaii Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes It's funny, the first time I noticed Kona Brewing, it was at a local gas station beer cave in Ohio. It was Longboard Island Lager to be exact, so I bought it on impulse. As I was consuming this delicious beverage I remember...

Haleiwa Joe’s Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes Traveling to O'ahu, Hawaii something I'll never forget. A lot of planning went into our trip, and I actually wrote a blog post about "digital mapping apps to map a localized trip". I don't want to get into everything I wrote...

Le Claire Iowa Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes We've been hearing for a while now how cool Le Claire, Iowa is so we put together a little road trip to see the town in person checking out Green Tea Brewery, Mississippi River Distilling Company, and Sneaky Pete's Woodfire...

Columbus, Ohio Land Grant Brewing Co Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes I first met the boys from Land Grant Brewing Company at the Winter Warmer in Cleveland. They were one of the last brewers I spoke to that day and their name, creative energy, and their Kolsch brew hooked me immediately. I asked...

Drink Local, Eat Local, Wadsworth Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes With the explosion of craft breweries popping up everywhere, I was so happy when a local home brewer decided to take the jump and open a real brewery right in our home town of Wadsworth, Ohio. Brewer, Ernie Joy and wife Ericha...

Lakewood, Ohio Field Notes

Pints, Forks & Friends Field Notes I've been hearing about The Proper Pig Smokehouse for months now. Owners Ted Dupaski, and Shane Vidovic started out as a food truck and received great reviews which led them to open a brick and mortar store on Detroit Avenue in...

Stories From Our Friends

An Expanded Section Featuring Local Restaurants, Local Breweries, Recipes and More!

Christmas Ale French Toast Recipe

Christmas Ale French Toast Recipe

Ingredients 1.5 cups half & half 2 oz Xmas Ale 1/3 cup powder Sugar 1/2 tsp oz ground nutmeg 1 tsp Cinnamon 4 ea. large Eggs Unsalted Butter for cooking French toast in a skillet French Bread cut on a bias 1.5 in thick 12 to 16 slices and let stale for a couple of...

Beer Brittle Recipe

Beer Brittle Recipe

Beer will always go with food. Pairings as fancy as the “fresh” dinners at Stone Gardens (amazing. So amazing) to the basic beer and enormous greasy pizza or breakfast burrito at 11pm at night.  Where there is beer, there is most always good food. Or passable food. ...

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