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Straight Whiskey


#FlashBackFridays are the best kind of Fridays. They allow us to look back fondly on some of our favorite memories from the good ol’ days. We all love to get nostalgic about our childhood, old friends, and popular culture trends that are long gone. We especially like to draw attention to our parents’ horrific questionable fashion choices for us during our most innocent and impressionable years. But hey, it’s these little snippets of time that ultimately help shape the people we are today.

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Banana Beer Bread with Maple Greek Yogurt


I often find myself trying to come up with more and more ways to effectively incorporate beer into every meal, especially breakfast. Maybe it’s the ridiculousness of having beer with breakfast; or maybe it’s the challenge of cooking with beer that intrigues me. Or perhaps my interest in beer has turned into a slight obsession, especially with the rapidly growing beer scene here in Pittsburgh. I’m guessing it’s a mixture of all three, if I’m completely honest with myself. So for this week’s post, I decided to take on this intriguing and delicious challenge of beering my breakfast.

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Cúrate: Small Plates Leave Big Impressions


We found ourselves traveling southbound to the Tar Heel State for the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference this past month. We were certainly guaranteed access to the best beer that North Carolina had to offer, but the best food was something we had to seek out and uncover for ourselves.

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Sierra Nevada: A Prost Post


Over a hundred beer bloggers’ jaws dropped as we rolled up to Sierra Nevada’s new production facility in Asheville, N.C. The size of the production facility alone left me speechless, let alone the 90 beautiful acres that enveloped it. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see, learn, and experience in the next few hours while touring Sierra Nevada, Asheville.

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Dogfish Head Inn


I jumped head first into the enticing, endless world of craft beers over a decade ago, and I have Dogfish Head brews to thank for it. I’ll never forget the moment when I tasted the bitter, robust flavor of their infamous 60 Minute IPA. It had me spellbound, completely smitten. Beer can taste like this? There are more beers like this?! Yep. I was a goner; hook, line and sinker. There was no turning back after that. And it turns out that my curiosity only grew the further I looked into this hop-forward world of fermented beverages…

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Yes we CAN


East End Brewing Co. sure does have a can-do attitude. On June 3rd, East End contracted We Can Mobile Canning of Danville, Pa to facilitate the canning of 20 barrels of Big Hop, East End’s flagship IPA.

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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Cake


When life gives you lemons……combine them with beer and bake into a cake that resembles a giant doughnut, or something like that. I can never keep those old-school sayings straight. But these bright pink Rogue bottles have been intriguing me for the last couple of months. They stick out like a sore thumb next to the endless array of brown bottles. My curiosity finally got the best of me; and there I was in line at the grocery store, buying a bright pink bomber bottle of beer. Well, I guess I’ve had stranger days…

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A Taste of Tuscany at Sarafino’s Restaurant


When it comes to Italians, food is love. Perfect, delicious, palatable love. And it’s the kind of love that usually comes in the form of hearty, multi-course meals spanning over several hours. With plenty of wine to go around, of course. Dining is at the heart of Italian culture. They take their time to eat; enjoying their company and fostering the endless conversations that pop up along the way. These Scotch-Irishers right here had the amazing opportunity to savor this old-world dining style last week at Sarafino’s Restaurant.

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