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Entries Tagged as 'Beer & Food'

Hopmonk

October 9th, 2009 · Comments Off

We finally got a chance to go to Hopmonk in Sebastapol, the latest beer venture from Dean Biersch, cofounder of the Gordon Biersch brewery chain. It’s in a neat old building with exposed beams built, according to their website in 1903. The round booths are odd, but better than standard straight booths with high backs–it makes for […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Beerventures

The end of an era

September 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Heard some sad news today – Bruce Paton, the beer chef, will hold his last beer dinner at the Cathedral Hill Hotel on October 23. There are three amazing dinners left. I can’t go to the first one, but hope to attend the other two. If you haven’t been or even if you have – […]

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Tags: Beer & Food

Slam-dunk pairings: Wine and cheese seminar

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love cheese to the point of obsession. I dream about cheese. I read newletters about cheese. I work in cheese. However, I know almost nothing about wine. In the last three years (since moving to San Francisco), I have learned the basic broad strokes of wine: Merlot is red and big and chocolatey, Pinot […]

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

Urban BBQ

August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

I love backyard BBQs–to me they are the ultimate party. They are relaxing, usually outside, have great food, cold beer aplenty, and music that isn’t too loud. So I was pretty excited for the Saturday night Urban BBQ that was part of the SF Chefs. Food. Wine. festival. While it only included one out of […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Non-Beer Beverages

Session #30: Beer Cream Pie

August 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This month’s session is about beer desserts and I chose this particular recipe for several reasons: 1) Joe is obsessed with Banana Cream Pie, 2) I already had most of the ingredients, and 3) Saying “I’m going to make a beer cream pie today” makes a person extraordinarily happy. First, start by pouring yourself a […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · The Sessions