What It’s Like to Judge a Homebrew Competition

May 8, 2015 0

A few weeks back, I was invited to be a guest judge for Mac’s Mixed Nuts Relay for Life Brewing up a Cure Homebrew Competition. Of course I said yes, who doesn’t want to drink a bunch of really awesome homebrews? Little did I know that I was getting into a very difficult task. My Untappd account will show you Read More

First Football Sunday 2014

September 7, 2014 0

Happy first football Sunday of 2014! At Stouts and Stilettos we are all sports lovers but in our own way. Tierney is celebrating an epic Atlanta Falcons win right now and enjoyed both Southern Tier Pumking and Millbock Oaked Funky Toos for the game. Yes, there are 3 tvs, it’s serious at the S&S HQ. Rise up! Chelsie is watching…the Read More

Confessions of a Recovering Beer Snob

June 27, 2014 4

I’ve made a conscious effort to change the way that I am and become a better person. Are you willing to do the same for the betterment of the craft beer community? An interesting concept emerged over coffee today. A friend, while planning an evening bottle share, discussed with me out loud the guest list as they lamented over whether or Read More

Oh The Places Your Beer Will Go

May 11, 2014 1

Sometimes I wonder if brewers put any thought into all the places and things their beer will see. Sure, your pour your beer into a glass or mug, or if you’re me into your mouth, but where? What are you doing? Where did you take your beer? With canned craft beer becoming more of a thing beers are going more Read More

How Can We Change Alcohol’s Stigma?

March 28, 2014 3

Prohibition has been over for nearly 100 years yet drinking still has a stigma attached to regardless of gender or beverage. Will we ever get past this? Over the past few days I’ve truly been lamenting over society’s view on drinking and those who drink as a whole including our social norms and all I’m seeing is stagnancy. How did Read More

Craft Beer is Like Coffee

February 14, 2014 0

The other night during a bit of insomnia I started thinking a bit too much about the craft beer scene and how to explain it to someone outside of it. The easiest comparison I could think of would be between craft beer and coffee. Interestingly enough, when I brought it up my friend Theo, head brewer at Alter Ego Brewing, Read More

Cross-Training for Your Palate

February 6, 2014 1

There’s more to cross-training than athletics my friends. I’m no athlete, that’s for sure, but I can definitely appreciate the idea of cross-training. By definition, “cross-training refers to an athlete training in sports other than the one that athlete competes in with a goal of improving overall performance.”  Craft beer is my sport, I cross-train with wine.

Thoughts for the New Year

January 3, 2014 0

I don’t know about all of you but I’m kind of glad 2013 is overwith. I know a new year shouldn’t be an excuse to better yourself, one should be striving to make each day better than the previous, but sometimes it takes something like a new year, a new month, another birthday to give you the true kick in Read More

2013 in review

January 1, 2014 1

What a year! Looks like you guys liked the old content better than some of the newer stuff so we’ll get back to that 🙂 Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take Read More

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