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

Brewing for a Cure IV – A Homebrew Event You Won’t Want to Miss

February 9, 2017 0

Now taking place at Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works – this is the Fourth Annual Homebrew Festival and Competition organized by Relay For Life Team Mac’s Mixed Nuts to Raise money for the American Cancer Society via the Relay For Life of Hummelstown-Hershey PA. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 DD tickets with proceeds Read More

Say Hello to The Brew Shop

February 8, 2016 0

I am lucky to live in a neighborhood that has lots of places to buy excellent craft beer. However, these places generally fall into two categories: 1) grocery stores with a particularly good beer selection, or 2) wine shops that have a shelf or two dedicated to craft beer. The neighborhood was missing a shop that put beer first – Read More

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

Homebrew Competitions Galore for April 2015

March 1, 2015 0

I love the excitement and thrill of Spring being right around the corner. The bright cheery sun full of warmth and light – shining longer and longer each day. Colorful flowers start to emerge from the recently thawed ground. The birds, rabbits and squirrels seem to come to life with their playful banter in my backyard. And… most importantly: IT’S Read More

Recap: Homebrew Harvest Fundraiser 2014

October 14, 2014 0

This past Sunday I spent a beautiful fall afternoon at the first annual Homebrew Harvest held at the Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey. I was there to help setup the event, check-in homebrewers as they arrived and assist my husband, Derek, pour his two brew creations: ‘Lime Seeing Red’ Saison and Citra Session IPA. I was blown away by the Read More

Get Brewing: Homebrew Harvest Fundraiser October 12

September 8, 2014 0

Are you a homebrewer? Do you like beer? How about helping charities? If you answered yes to any of these three questions then the Homebrew Harvest Fundraiser event is for you! Stouts & Stilettos is a proud sponsor of this first ever event hosted by our friends at The Brewery at Hershey in conjunction with Pierce Brewing Company.  A $20 Read More

Bacon and Brew Ha Ha 2014

May 17, 2014 0

Do you love beer? Do you love bacon? Do you think I’m cray for even asking at this point? Then do we have an event for you! Get ready to combine the two greatest loves in America (bacon and beer of course) in an event to benefit an awesome local charity.

Speaking the Home Brew Language

June 11, 2012 4

I just bottled my first home brew, Breakfast at Tierney’s. I feel like it’s been ages since I brewed this beer, and needless to say I am very excited to finally have some of my French Toast Imperial Stout. Over the past few weeks, as I’ve started to share with others about my home brewing experience, I found myself in Read More

Wanna Trade?

March 6, 2012 2

If you had asked me this question during 5th grade lunch you would have received an emphatic “Yes!” along with a ceremonious handing over of my salami sandwich, chocolate milk and carrot sticks. Not the dessert though. That was mine. These days, I’m not so sure. As I have come to embrace the wonderful craft beer community, I find I am Read More