Best Beers of 2017 – Chelsie’s Picks

January 2, 2018 0

While falling just shy of 800 unique beers experienced in 2017, I have to say this was my favorite year in craft beer. So many great brews that makes narrowing it down to just a handful is super difficult. I literally could have had a list of 100 stellar beers. Follow me on Untappd if you want to peek at Read More

2017 Holiday Gift Ideas for Craft Beer Lovers

November 3, 2017 0

The holiday shopping season has begun! It seems to start earlier and earlier every year. Brick and mortar stores started putting up their Christmas and winter decor way before Halloween even hit. While I hate to have holidays overlap each other for the advantage of “more sales,” it did nudge me to start my gift guide searching early. Sometimes I Read More

Brewers of Pennsylvania to Host 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium 2017

August 25, 2017 0

Brewers of Pennsylvania to Host 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium in State College Pennslyvania Representative Paul Costa, Liquor Control Democratic Chair, to Keynote The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, will host the 3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium. This important 2-day event features a keynote address from House Liquor Control Committee Democratic Chairman, Paul Costa.  The Symposium will take Read More

How to Pronounce ‘Gose’ & ‘Gueuze’

June 27, 2017 0

Q: “Dear Stouts & Stilettos: I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing Gose correctly and I love that beer style, but how the hell do you pronounce Geuze or Gueuze?” A: While I’ve heard a lot of folks pronouncing Gose as “Goes”, that is incorrect. This German beer style should be pronounced “Goes-uh.” The “E” is NOT silent. An even trickier beer style Read More

Still ‘Team Wicked Weed’ Even After the Buyout

May 10, 2017 5

There’s been lots of talk on and off the interwebs about the recent buyout of Wicked Weed Brewing Co. by AB Inbev. What’s AB Inbev? It’s the corporate entity that was formed by the merger of Anheuser-Busch (U.S.), Interbrew (Belgium) and Ambev (Brazil) and is one of the largest players in macro beer. They’ve been buying a few independent craft beer companies over the Read More

#HBGBeerWeek2017: Let’s Get Weird, Artsy & Extreme

April 12, 2017 0

It’s been a while since I’ve posted up here in StoutsAndStilettos.com. A long while! Me, Tierney and Colleen N., along with our friends Sara and Jimi, have been working day and night on the final touches of Harrisburg Beer Week 2017. And, the kick-off day is almost here! April 21, 2017. We can’t wait to get our ‘9-day Celebration of Read More

Meeting of the Malts VI

March 6, 2017 0

It’s Baaaaaack! The sixth installation of the highly praised and well attended, Meeting of the Malts is slated for March 30th (Thur) from 6-11pm. If you’ve never taken part in the event, you can expect great beer, great food, tons of networking and an insider look at industry trends and predictions. Dick Yuengling (D. G. Yuengling & Son), Jim Koch Read More

No I’m Not Throwing Away My Growlers

January 16, 2017 2

Recently, I came across an article on Draft Magazine (draftmag.com) that stopped me in my tracks, entitled: “Giving Up the Growler” by Zach Fowle. It struck a nerve with me and of course, I was then compelled to read on. You see,  I use my growlers all the time. All. The. Freakin’. Time. The piece opens with: “This is my Read More

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