Beers for a Rainy Day

October 8, 2015 0

This past weekend saw a lot of rain and grey skies — rain that was very much needed in our area (we were almost in a drought), but rain that also put a damper on many weekend plans, including our annual tradition of going to Capitol City Oktoberfest. Rainy days are often associated with warm tea, a blanket, and watching Read More

17th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest – One Girl’s Review

October 7, 2015 0

Every year for the past 17 years the Carolina Brewmasters home brew club hosts the Charlotte Oktoberfest. This is the perfect beer fest to end the season.  This year it was held at the NC Music Factory, a perfect place with plenty of free and ample parking. The Brewmasters are so well-organized that this festival has a sense of ease and Read More

Hi, I’m Tierney, and I drink craft beer

October 5, 2015 0

So, after reading this post over at Meta Cookbook about gender and craft beer, one of my favorite things to explore, I got to thinking about the craft scene not being biased against women per se, but instead against the idea of the feminine woman. Stay with me here, it’s going to get awkward. I named my blog Stouts & Stilettos Read More

Prepare to be Rauchified

October 3, 2015 0

As the weather cools and the scent of fireplaces fills the air, I start to get a hankering for one of my favorite ales: smoked beer. There are two major kinds of smokey beers, not to be confused with each other. Rauchbier is a traditional German style, and features malts smoked over beech wood. Smoked beer, on the other hand, Read More

Recap: GABF 2015

October 2, 2015 0

With more than 3,500 beers from about 800 breweries, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver should be on any craft beer lover’s bucket list. Denver is already an amazing craft beer city, but GABF week takes the town to a new level as thousands of beer nerds flock to Colorado for the mother of all beer festivals. While I’ve Read More

NEW BREW REVIEW: Victory Brewing Co. Vital IPA

October 2, 2015 0

OK, Fellow-Hop Heads! I just got a sneak peak of Victory Brewing Co.’s Vital IPA and let me tell you that it does not disappoint. It’s a bright, crisp, tropical IPA with a tilt towards piney that’s making my taste buds giddy. I’m getting notes of grapefruit, lemon, mango, pine and celery (yes, I said, celery). As it warms up Read More

South County Brewing Co. Belgian Beer Dinner

October 1, 2015 0

What a wonderful time of year to enjoy the rolling hills and beautiful country side in southern PA where everything is transitioning from full blown hot summer days to cool, crisp autumn breezes. The tree leaves are turning from bright green to vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow and purple. While the farm fields are morphing from lush vegetation to Read More

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