“But You Don’t Like Hoppy Beer”

April 15, 2015 0

Regardless of what beer style is your absolute favorite, for the most part we all know what we like, and don’t like. For me, my absolute favorite is that roasted malt flavor in a dark stout, with just a hint of chocolate and/or coffee, and more than likely bourbon barrel aged adding nuances of vanilla and oak. The velvety texture Read More

Tell Us About Your First Time…

March 19, 2015 2

The other night the Harrisburg Beer Week team, including myself, was invited to be on Breakfast Beers with Chachi & Jenna podcast. In discussion about all things beer week, and inevitably all things craft beer, we got into a conversation regarding your first craft beer and how you got into craft beer over other beverages. This really got me thinking Read More

Our Brew Day at Pizza Boy Brewing

February 17, 2015 6

Drinking great beer is fun, but what’s even more fun is brewing great beer. Colleen N, Chelsie, and myself have all home brewed before, but this past Sunday we got the chance to brew on a big system. We’re collaborating with Pizza Boy Brewing to create a special beer for Harrisburg Beer Week. In case you hadn’t heard, the Stouts and Read More

New Year, New Beer: Our 2015 Wish and Want List

January 3, 2015 0

Hoppy New Year! Happy Brew Year! Happy New Beer! The Stouts & Stilettos team is welcoming 2015 with open arms. What do we want in those arms? Beer of course! There are a lot of awesome brews that we had in 2014, but the thing about craft beer is that there’s always more, and you always find yourself wanting them. Read More

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

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:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2014 with Hop Hedz Gear & Pierce Brewing @ The Batdorf

December 5, 2014 0

In a special announcement made this week, Bart Kaminski of Hop Hedz Gear and Dean Pierce of Pierce Brewing Company released the long-awaited details of their Ugly Sweater Party, happening next Friday, Dec. 12 at The Batdorf Restaurant in Annville, PA. The event’s proceeds will support the Patty’s Pub Relay for Life team, supporting the American Cancer Society. The event Read More

Looking for BCBS?

November 28, 2014 3

Black Friday is upon us. Forget shopping, today is all about Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, and all of its variations. The rare is my personal favorite, but all are delicious enough to marry. Looking to get some? BCBS will be on draft at the following locations today: All Aroogas (edited) except Hanover Downtown. Brewhouse Grille Federal Taphouse Lancaster Read More

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