CBC17: Beyond the Conference Walls

May 4, 2017 0

It’s been over two weeks since I attended my first Craft Brewer’s Conference (CBC) with Tierney and Colleen. The conference took place in Washington, D.C., a skip over the river from my home. Many events were held in honor of the conference, and outside of its walls. Bars, breweries, and restaurants opened their doors to attendees and locals alike with Read More

The Struggle with the Wicked Weed Buyout

May 3, 2017 0

Today Colleen and I went back and forth about Wicked Weed’s buyout, and what it means for their beer, brewery, employees, and the public’s perception of what took place. Here’s where we landed: Tierney: On one hand: selfishly excited for the possibility of getting awesome Wicked Weed beers all the time. Being able to pop into a grocery store and Read More

The State of Women in Craft Beer

May 1, 2017 0

I don’t want to hear another word about women not liking beer. I just got back from the Craft Brewers Conference. Women were everywhere. EVERYWHERE! I expected to walk into this conference and feel a bit like the odd one out. While the majority of the crowd was male and there certainly was never a line for the ladies room, Read More

Iron Hill to Debut Rising Sun IPA

April 21, 2017 0

HERE COMES THE SUN: IRON HILL IS CANNING RISING SUN IPA The popular brewery’s latest beer release will be available in 16-oz. cans for the first time, reflecting their commitment to making more of their beers available in cans to go On Thursday, April 20, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release Rising Sun IPA in cans, a first for Read More

The Birth of a Beer – Meet Fresh Out the Kitchen

April 18, 2017 0

I’ve always heard that brewing is really just cleaning and chemistry, but after our latest brew day at Boneshire Brew Works, I would like to add that it also involves a lot of creativity and problem solving. There are challenges to brewing in different spaces and different types of beers that often have complicated or expensive fixes. It’s really cool 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

Beer and Science Converge in Ichthyosaur Expedition

April 7, 2017 0

(Sparks, Nev.) – Great Basin Brewing Co., headquartered in Sparks, Nev. and the University of Bonn in Germany have teamed up in a rare partnership in the name of the Ichthyosaur. While sometimes confused with dinosaurs, Ichthyosaurs were true reptiles of a different lineage. Ichthyosaurs, Nevada’s official state fossil, represented the first large predators after a major extinction of most Read More

Celebrate National Beer Day by supporting PA Craft Beer Documentary

April 7, 2017 0

April 6, Harrisburg, Pa. – Local video production company, GK Visual, announced they will run a special on Friday, April 7 in celebration of National Beer Day to assist with crowdfunding for their documentary project, Poured in PA. National Beer Day is celebrated every year on April 7. It marks the day in 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted Read More

Family Friendly Events for Harrisburg Beer Week 2017

March 31, 2017 0

Who says you can’t have kiddos and have a good time, because they’re lying! Harrisburg Beer Week is less than a month away, so it’s time to start planning. No need to get a sitter, bring the fam along to these family-friendly events: Friday: Noon – Brewhouse – Rubber Soul Firkinstock – FIVE firkins The Brewhouse is always a favorite Read More

Spicy Beer-Steamed Mussels

March 29, 2017 0

There’s something comforting about a bowl of steamed mussels served in a flavorful sauce with plenty of crusty bread. Although most steamed mussels call for white wine, I’ve seen a few recipes that use beer. I love to experiment in the kitchen, so I decided to get creative and develop my own beer-steamed mussels recipe. Some people find cooking mussels intimidating because Read More

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