The Importance of Low ABV Beers

December 27, 2014 1

Today, I stand on my soap box with one purpose: to preach the importance of lower ABV beers. Yes, that’s right, the Queen of Big Beers is here to tell you why the total opposite are just as important. They’re on the rise right now, but it seems like they aren’t getting the respect that they truly deserve. Why do Read More

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 0

Merry Christmahanakwanzika to you and your families! It’s been a great day for all of us, and it isn’t even over yet. Colleen L is spending the day with family and New Holland Cabin Fever. Also, she goes some sweet Two Hearted bottle cap earrings! Chelsie is having quite the beer-filled holiday with craft beer gifts and of course plenty Read More

Texas Brewery Visits: Whole Foods Brewery & Jester King Brewery

December 23, 2014 0

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking some much needed time off from work and traveling to Houston and Austin, Texas for a little vacation. I’ve been to Houston many times, but had always wanted to visit Austin. Instead of just spending time in Austin, I opted to spend some time in both cities to make the most Read More

Beer Fest Review: Hibrewnation Harrisburg

December 18, 2014 0

Tierney and I hit up the Hibrewnation Festival of Beer this past Saturday (Dec 13) at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. It’s the first of three Hibrewnation fests in the series. We had a blast exploring craft beers, listening to Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band, hanging with friends and meeting some of our S&S fans. The festival had a Read More

Iron Hill Bedotter in Cans, Holiday Bottle Reserve Releases

December 17, 2014 0

Just in time for the holiday, Iron Hill Brewery is releasing their Bedotter, a Belgian-style ale, in 4 packs of 16 oz. cans for a limited time. This GABF silver medal winner is perfect for gifting or enjoying with loved ones (or keeping for yourself, let’s be honest here). This golden ale boasts complex aromas and notes of plum, spice and Read More

On Being a Craft Beer Blogger and 2014

December 17, 2014 2

As I get closer to the end of another fantastic year for Stouts and Stilettos, I’ve been getting a little more introspective and sentimental. It feels like just yesterday that I started blogging, yet it’s been over 3 years.  A lot has changed, yet one thing still remains the same: I absolutely love doing this. I read Bryan Roth’s post about Read More

Infographic: 9 Household Uses for Beer Leftovers

December 15, 2014 0

Ever wake up the morning after a party and leftover beers sitting around? You know random opened beers in the sink, maybe a bomber that was unfinished, and partially full glasses? Well, dump no more! There are plenty of things you can you with those leftover beers. Check it out:

A Visit to Night Shift Brewing

December 10, 2014 0

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA. I had been hearing about the brewery since the opening in 2012 and made a pact with myself to get there on my trip to Boston this year. I can tell all of you, it’s worth the trip! What I find most Read More

The Year in Beer: 2014 Review via the Brewers Association

December 9, 2014 0

Can you believe we’re just a few weeks away from 2015? This year flew by! With the end of the year comes a lot of industry analysis, but trust The Brewer’s Association the most. Without further ado, check out 2014 in review’s key points: U.S. BREWERY COUNT RETURNS TO HISTORIC LEVELS. In November, the United States passed the mark of Read More

Don’t Tell Me How to Rate My Beer!

December 6, 2014 7

As of late, I’ve been hearing a lot of folks who use the Untappd app say they rarely rate or comment on the beers they check-in because they’re afraid of how the brewery might react if they don’t give a favorable review. And, that makes me sad. Sad that they feel intimated by brewers and breweries. Sad that they are Read More

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