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Thai Food Needs Beer, Too

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Hello, I’m Ed, and I’m a Thai food junkie. And if you’re not, you’re doing it wrong. Every dish in Thai cuisine is consumed with hitting all those taste buds at once -- sweet, spicy, tangy, funky, salty, and spicy all over again come round the tongue in an endless flurry of flavor. Thai restaurants always come complete with a fully-stocked arsenal of Singha Lager, but a Saison has even greater potential to draw out the...

Heavy Metal Beer Float

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Ice cream floats are for kids, beer floats are for adults, but a beer float made with Against the Grain’s 35K Milk Stout is for dark beer-craving badasses. Filled to the very to brim of its 16oz can with dark ganache-soaked flavors of Turkish espresso and brimstone, 35K coats your tongue in crude-oil like smoothness. It’ll suck in every drop of vanilla ice cream’s sweetness and make chocolate ice cream melt just by looking at it. Two...

Tangerine Dreams are Made of Cheese

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Cascade Brewing’s Tangerine Dream Sour Ale is made of the puckerworthy stuff that launched these Portland pioneers into legend: Lots of bright, tangy citrus flavor balanced with hints of bourbon and wine oak and a whole lotta booze. An exceptional Sour of its ilk needs no dancing partner, but a neutral, creamy dessert would accentuate its texture into a luxurious tasting flight. New York style cheesecake is the perfect candidate. Hold the fruit, don’t get fancy, just let...

What Else Should I Eat? NO APOLOGIES

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Off Color’s rather daring I’m Sorry Belgian is a tour-de-force of sweet florality - it’s like huffing your face into a bed of tea and roses without giving you an allergy attack. But don't think for a moment it’s too potent to pair with noshing. A floral Belgian is a kindred spirit to french Rose wines, so it’s an ideal match for summertime foods! Bust out your strawberry salads, herb crusted catfish, or even gazpacho...

Cut the Cheese and Stop Your Wining

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If you’re having a fancy dinner party and want to impress the crowd, you cannot escape the inevitable wine and cheese plate. Next time, skip the wine - there’s a crafty, cherry-soaked solution out there straight from the heart of craft beer: Ft. Collins Brewing’s Kettle Soured Dark Cherry Imperial Red! That’s a mouthful of a name that delivers a mouthful of balanced, dark fruity grace with hints of caramel, candied tartness. It’s a palate-cleanser...

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