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Trader Joe’s Syrah 2013

I'm back with a little explanation of what I have been doing the last couple of years and a fun wine review of Trader Joe's Syrah 2013 Reserve. To catch up on my new work life, you can check out my hearing aid clinic, Levine Hearing. Quite a change, I know, but wine and craft [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized, WBF Blog, Wine|0 Comments

What is Beer?

What is beer? Water + Starch + Yeast = BEER!

By |August 12th, 2013|Beer, Featured Slider|4 Comments

Cicerone Certified Beer Server

One Saturday morning this last September, I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed with a goal. I had contemplated taking the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam for some time, and had been reading Randy Mosher's Tasting Beer as my goodnight story for the last few weeks. Maybe I dreamt an ambitious dream, but I [...]

By |November 6th, 2012|Adventures, Beer, WBF Blog|2 Comments

Enjoy Beer

POUR. DRINK. REPEAT. Drink what you like and enjoy what you drink. There are no hard and fast rules to enjoying a beer, but if you want to take your experience a little farther and geek out a bit, then I have some tips for you. The Pour Pick the right glass here. If in [...]

By |October 30th, 2012|Beer, WBF Blog|0 Comments

Healthy Smoothie

  *Read below for GNC on-the-go blender review*   So you want to drink this.... Because it's healthy, because you will feel good afterwards, because everyone is saying that you should... Well let me just add that besides all of the above, this smoothie is genuinely TASTY! No artificial colors or additives to make it [...]

By |October 26th, 2012|Food, WBF Blog|2 Comments

Liquid Creme Brulee

A 30 second review of Southern Tier's Creme Brulee Stout. A big Imperial Milk Stout at 9.6% abv. Aromas of burnt caramel, creme brulee, vanilla beans, and bourbon barrels...thick mouthfeel, quite sweet but balanced with a bit of acidity and some bitterness. This beer is a sipper in a snifter on the back porch with [...]

By |October 9th, 2012|Beer, WBF Blog|0 Comments

Weyerbacher Sixteen

[facebook] [retweet] [buzz] Happy Sweet Sixteen Weyerbacher! (a year late) Weyerbacher produced the Sixteen in 2011 to celebrate their anniversary. It is a Dark Braggot Ale, which is an ancient brew that combines an ale and mead with spices. The nose is thick and toasty caramel, giving the impression of immense sweetness, but the flavor [...]

By |September 28th, 2012|Beer, Featured Slider, WBF Blog|1 Comment

Easiest Triple Berry Crumble

[facebook] [retweet] The easiest (and most delicious) berry crumble you will ever make. Filling 1 T All purpose flour 2 T Lemon juice 2 C strawberries 1 C Blueberries 1 C Blackberries Crumble 3 T Melted butter 1 1/2 C Oatmeal (instant works) 1/2 C Brown sugar 1 T All purpose flour 1 tsp Cinnamon [...]

By |July 25th, 2012|Featured Slider, Food, WBF Blog|1 Comment

10 turtles walk into a bar..

[facebook] [retweet] Terrapin's Special 10th Anniverary Ale Terrapin's Special Anniversary Ale is a  Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with chamomile, coriander, 2 types of orange peels, and belgian yeast. Sounds quite a bit like a Belgian Wit with the alcohol volume turned up! All the spices are right there on the nose with a bit [...]

By |July 4th, 2012|Beer, Featured Slider, WBF Blog|1 Comment

75 Minutes of Pleasure

[facebook] [retweet] Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA Actually, this was about 45 minutes of pleasure. 75 minute IPA is a blend of Dogfish Head's 60 & 90 minute IPAs, made with maple syrup. My bottle wasn't very fresh, so I'm guessing the hops suffered but it still had a pretty good nose full of orange peel, grapefruit [...]

By |June 29th, 2012|Beer, Featured Slider, WBF Blog|0 Comments