Appetizers · Summer beers · Summer Pairing

Sardines and Summer Ale

I wanted to be a little adventurous this week and try something completely new as well as healthy. I’ve been doing some research into different fish and came across sardines. Now, I’m still a little intimidated by cooking fish from scratch, so I opted to try them in their canned form. Can these cute little… Continue reading Sardines and Summer Ale

Dessert Pairing · Summer beers · Summer Pairing

S’mores and Marshallville

Summer is the season for backyard barbecues! And the best way to finish the evening off is with fire roasted s’mores. It’s the prefect sweet treat to end the day. I’ve picked Marshallville by Tuckahoe Brewing Company (another brew created in New Jersey) to pair with this summer dessert. Will the honey and spices mix… Continue reading S’mores and Marshallville

Summer beers · Summer Pairing

Grilled Sweet Italian Sausage and Veggie Pasta with Laid-Back Lager

Summer officially starts this week with the solstice occurring at 12:24am Wednesday. Who’s ready? After the freezing cold winter we had in the Northeastern US, I’m looking forward to spending some time at the beach and cooking on the grill (except I don’t actually own a grill…it’s on my wish list). My family is helping… Continue reading Grilled Sweet Italian Sausage and Veggie Pasta with Laid-Back Lager

Fruit Beers · Spring Pairing · Summer beers

Watermelon Lime Ale & Arugula Pizza

For some reason, I decided that I wanted arugula all week for my salad lunch. By Wednesday I was sick of arugula salad. So I had a ton of arugula left over that needed to be used and one very important question: What the heck does arugula go with other than salad? Apparently that answer… Continue reading Watermelon Lime Ale & Arugula Pizza

Summer beers

Nacho Chicken Salad & Misery Bay IPA

Happy Labor Day everyone! This week I decided to spice things up a little with a Nacho Chicken Salad to go with my Misery Bay IPA (from the Erie Brewing Company). It’s flavorful with a little crunch. Does this pairing work well for a holiday weekend spent on the go? The Beer: Erie Brewing Company… Continue reading Nacho Chicken Salad & Misery Bay IPA

Summer beers

Perpetual IPA With a Tuna Salad

Perpetual IPA seems like an appropriate name for the never ending heat wave we’ve been having in the Northeastern US. It’s been almost too hot to cook in my kitchen, so I wanted to make something this week that didn’t need to be heated up. Tuna salad is a delicious lunch on any day of… Continue reading Perpetual IPA With a Tuna Salad

Game Day Snacks · Summer beers

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips & Festina Pêche

It’s still unbarably hot in the North Eastern region of the USA and with the Olympics still going on, I need something light to snack on while watching. This week I made a salty sweet snack to pair with a neo-Berliner Weisse (brewed with peach juice). The Beer: Dogfish Head brewing company did a really… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Potato Chips & Festina Pêche