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Entries Tagged as 'Beer & Food'

Celebrating the Holidays in Ireland (with drinks)

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Galway, Ireland was very good to us. It is a wonderful place to spend Christmas and New Years. They are serious about their holiday fun in Galway and that of course means a good amount of drinking too. It helps the craic (fun or good times) as they would say here. And we had some […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Non-Beer Beverages

Pálinka & Sausage Festival

October 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I tried to come up with a clever title for this post, but really, do I need anything more gimmicky than what it actually is–an entire festival devoted to Hungarian sausage and fruit brandy? The festival is held at Buda Castle, an impressive arrangement of enormous gilded buildings on a a very high hill on […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Eastern Europe · Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

The Perks of Being a Cheesemonger

June 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Working in the artisinal food industry is not easy. You don’t generally make much money, the hours are long, you’re usually on your feet, and the conditions are never cushy. You have to truly believe that what you’re doing is bettering the planet, or humanity, or animal lives, or whatever it is that drives you. […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Tastings

Make a cheese platter at home

June 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

When I say make a cheese platter at home, I mean the platter part quite literally. At its most basic, the simplest way to do this is to take a nice piece of wood, sand it all nice and rounded and splinter-free, and then mineral-oil the shit out of it. My dad gave me this […]

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Beer at Joe’s cheese & beer tasting at La Trappe

February 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ah, Beer Week. Joe and I agree that this was our best Beer Week experience ever, possibly because we’ve learned how to do it properly–plan ahead, mix up the type of events you go to, take a day off work (why not?), and once you get there, chill. Beer might run out. The lines will […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Tastings