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Drinking Beer From the Oldest Brewery in the World (Maybe)

  I've noticed several trends in how chefs pair wine for our classes, but the one that makes me laugh the most is when they choose beer. I find this funny because there's always a small amount of ...

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Lagers vs. Ales: Know Your Beer Part 2

This is the continuation of a two part article about beer. If you missed part one, check it out here.  Ale Varieties IPAs and American Pale ales: Pale ales are brewed with primarily pale malts and ...

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Lagers vs. Ales: Know your Beer Part 1

You probably know me as a personal trainer and nutritionist who usually writes here about health and diet. One of my other biggest passions happens to fly in the face of exercise, and that's craft ...

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Beer Can Butternut Squash

If you’re someone who likes to get creative in the kitchen and try out new things, sometime it can be difficult to know where to start or how to experiment without ruining your dinner for that ...

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Love Craft Beer? Tour Chicago's Lagunitas Brewery

In the past couple years, hundreds of craft breweries have been opening up around the country. According to The Hop Preview, there are 66 breweries in the Chicago land area alone. One of the largest ...

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Drinking Craft Beer in Kansas City

  Since my start at The Chopping Block, I have become much more accustomed to trying new food. It becomes a hobby when everyday there is a new flavored popcorn or appetizer for the store tasting. So ...

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Awaiting Beer Garden Season with Belgiums

My two fondest memories of this time of year involve beer and risotto.

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The Case of the Mystery Beer Flight

I recently went to a fun little bistro-styled place in Downtown LA, or as everyone calls it there: #DTLA. It was a nice little stop after seeing Into the Woods. Regardless of how I felt about the ...

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West Coast is Best Coast

At least that is what all of my friends from San Francisco and Seattle like to chant every time we go out. And while I don’t know if I completely agree, the craft beer scene in San Diego gives some ...

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Hawaiian Wedding Part 3: Local Favorites

One of the best things about Kauai, Hawaii is the cultural mix. There are American, Asian, Pacific Islander and South American influences all over the island, especially in the food. One of the ...

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