Stout Beer….and Ice Cream?

When I wrote the Brews to Beans article for BrewStuds, I was particularly intrigued with the local collaboration between Braxton Brewing of Covington, Kentucky and Graeter’s Ice Cream of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Braxton and Graeter’s worked together and recently released Braxton’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout.  I reached out to Jonathan Gandolf, chief of marketingContinue reading “Stout Beer….and Ice Cream?”

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2016 – a Stoutstanding year!

The end of every calendar year brings a certain amount of rear view mirror reflection and windshield resolutions.  This year is no different.  I tend to look back, take stock of successes, failures, and learnings, and commit to improvement during the coming year.  As I look back at my stout life in 2016, this wasContinue reading “2016 – a Stoutstanding year!”

Stout and About

A great weekend of good tastings: Friday evening we went to our local Brixx pizza.  Brixx is known for their excellent pizza but they also have a pretty good craft beer selection.  Friday they happened to have Sweetwater Dank Tank Pulled Pork Porter on tap.  I asked for a taste, which they always are happyContinue reading “Stout and About”

Big Boss Brewing Field Trip

The good people at Big Boss Brewing invited me to attend their 2016 release party earlier this week. They wanted to share what they have “on tap” for the year with a select group of media and social media people, food industry representatives, and fellow local brewers.   It was a nice low-key event, with USContinue reading “Big Boss Brewing Field Trip”