February 2011

DAVE SPEAKS :: The Ice House Inn, Austintown OH

by YourBeerNetwork Videos 02.28.2011

A YourBeerNetwork feature video: “Dave Speaks.” David Daugherty shares some lore gathered from his visits to America’s bars, taverns and saloons. This episode features the Ice House Inn in Austintown, Ohio. (Francisco Escobar, DP/Editor; Eugene Malkin, Gaffer/Grip.)

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The Road from Edinburgh to Highway 78 Scotch Ale

by Harvey Gold 02.26.2011

Big Noise in the Craft world…San Diego area powerhouses Stone Brewing, Green Flash and Pizza Port Carlsbad collaborated on Highway 78, an outstanding 8.8% ABV Scotch Ale. Priced at $3.99 for a 12 oz. bottle at my grocery store, and defining it as a Scottish Heavy, called for an extra-righteous examination. I believe I’ve written […]

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Hops Wars :: Boston vs. Chicago – The Politics of Beer

by Paul Ciminero 02.25.2011

Or “Why can’t I get my favorite draft beer at my local bar?” Chicago Beat reporter Paul Ciminero, a former winery rep and our Beer Doctor, Dr. Carol Westbrook, who clearly has put in some Boston Bar Time (see The Beer Clinic :: “Boston is a Great Beer City: AKA Forget Sam Adams”) have an e-chat. […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Boston is a great beer city: AKA forget Sam Adams

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 02.24.2011

Boston is the Mecca of Western Medicine. It is the home of Harvard Medical School—the premier institution of its kind in the world, as well as 2 other med schools: Tufts and Boston University. Cambridge, just across the river, is a center of biotechnology research and the pharmaceutical industry. New drugs are discovered, analyzed, tested, […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Sunday Dinner…and a Monster Ale

by Harvey Gold 02.23.2011

Spinach Lasagna, with and without chipotle pepper flakes, Asiago and Spinach chicken sausage, sautéed onions, garlic bread and salad w Brooklyn Brewery’s Barlywine Style Monster Ale (Born in 2010). First off, this was a really tasty lasagna, very simple and easy to make. The recipe, handed from, we think, a cooking show, down to a […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: Slop…er… Pic of the Day!

by Harvey Gold 02.22.2011

Getting Dagwoodian with leftovers from our Sloppy Joe Oscars night: Sloppy Dogs w. slaw, seed mustard and sriracha chili sauce, served Gramma Gertie style, folded in a slice of soft, textury oat bread, a side of homemade potato salad, and washed down with Church Brew Works’ Pious Monk Dunkel. Messy and delicious, with an exceptional thirst […]

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Arizona, Part Deux

by David Daugherty 02.21.2011

Before I get too far ahead of myself—prior to hitting the bars and breweries in Arizona—The Hippie and I took a drive to one of his favorite spots. West Clear Creek in the Coconino National Forest. He had told me that the hike down the canyon was a difficult one but I thought I would be […]

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One and a Half Men :: 3 Beers and some Fine Eats

by Harvey Gold 02.08.2011

This Harvey and Dave Session was rolled out over three days on our facebook page in the beginning of February. For those of you who don’t do facebook, here’s the blow by blow: Shot and a Beer The Shot: Caol Ila Single Malt Scotch The Beer: Fade to Black from Left Hand Brewing As all […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY QUESTION ::

by Harvey Gold 02.07.2011

What beer would you pair with this deliciously decadent flourless chocolate cake? This cake was made in the YBN kitchen; if you’re interested in making one for your own ♥ Valentine ♥, the recipe may be found at The Dollimama’s Vintage Warehouse.

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ON & OFF THE BEATEN PATH :: Tempe, AZ – Four Peaks Brewing

by David Daugherty 02.02.2011

In August of 2007, I packed my car and headed out to Phoenix, Arizona. I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time now and it was finally here! The plan was to stay there for a few months with a lot to accomplish. I had lived all over the “Valley of […]

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