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

Dessert Pairing · Summer beers

Banana Boat & (Duclaw) Sweet Baby Jesus!

Summer vacation is almost over for many kids. There are many days when I really miss going back to school, then I remember my feelings during Finals and I’m glad I graduated a few years ago. So as a last hurrah for summer, I decided to make a childhood favorite: Banana Boats. I made these… Continue reading Banana Boat & (Duclaw) Sweet Baby Jesus!

Summer beers

Fried Zucchini Chips & Belgium White

After all of the heat and humidity, I wanted something simple for this week. So I decided to try frying up some zucchini to pair with my yummy Belgium White beer. I added a little spicy mayo on the side and watched as the storm clouds rolled in. Hopefully the cool weather comes back soon… Continue reading Fried Zucchini Chips & Belgium White