A few weeks ago, the hubby and I headed up to Reading, PA for a friend’s wedding. We left a bit early to see if we could grab some food somewhere. After doing some Googling we ended up on Penn Avenue in West Reading which seems like the place to be! After a quick survey of all of the fine Read More
Here at Stouts & Stilettos we truly believe in the idea of #DrinkLocal, but here’s a question for you – how ‘local’ is your beer if it’s made down the street, but the hops are being shipped in all the way from the West Coast? Luckily there are people in our area who are working to bring hop farming to Read More
So the news has broken… I’m pregnant! With twins! I think the first thing I really thought about when planning to get pregnant was, “How in the world am I going to go a whole 9 months without craft beer?” Well, after lots of research and planning… I don’t have to. That’s right. You can still love craft beer and Read More
When you think of Disneyland, drinking beer probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, I am here to tell you that the “Happiest Place on Earth” is not just for childish joys, but it will also make craft beer lovers happy.
The other day I was trying to explain to my husband why I love World Diabetes Day so much. This is the best way I could think of to describe it – it’s like Christmas. Not the gift giving part of Christmas but the hopeful, world peace, group hug part of Christmas. For this one day I feel like we Read More
We got there early for the connoisseur session.
UnTappd has truly changed the way we drink beer, hasn’t it? It’s become far more social (as if beer really needed to be MORE social), and it has actually made a game out of drinking beer. Now we’ve all played beer drinking games before, but this is something totally different. It’s not a game that encourages you to get drunk, Read More
You know what makes beer even more fun? Board games! I know that sounds super dorky but hey, I’m kind of a dork. I’m not talking about Monopoly or Parcheesi or Clue. I’m talking about Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, King of Tokyo, Puerto Rico, Pandemic, and other games that require thoughtful strategy, careful planning, and loads of competitive trash talking. For the past Read More
How did I become a beer nerd? Well, I mean I’ve always been a nerd about other things, so I guess it really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. However, I hadn’t even consumed any alcohol until I got to college. Of course I started with basically whatever I could get my hands on. So it was generally crap. Cheap crap. Once Read More
One of the reasons why I really fell in love with craft beer was the atmosphere of the community. I was already an avid wine drinker and had spent a lot of time visiting some regional wineries. There’s something about most wineries that just feels snobby. I’m not sure if it’s the wordy descriptions or the upscale décor or the Read More