Beer is a marvelous beverage with a long and noble history. There is a Beer for You As a professor of beer, yes, really I teach beer at UNLV, I have seen many people who said they didn’t like beer take my classes and by the end of the semester find at least one beer style they like. There is so much variety in the beer universe that there is … Continued
Recipe By Jon Griffin A spicy, fruity moderate strength English Style Christmas Ale. This is based on an English bitter base and is a fairly easy homebrew recipe, although it does take a little bit of experience. I would advise not increasing the spice amounts. People that have tried that have found the flavor to be to overbearing. You can also change the fruit additions. I have used mango and … Continued
Yet another great event sponsored by Nevada Beverage Company in cooperation with the UNLV Beverage Management Club & Epicurian Club. This food and beer pairing will take place November 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm, with the presentation and food pairing starting at 7:30 pm sharp. You will enjoy a five course meal paired with six different beers. Preliminary breweries include Alaskan Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Goose Island, Shock Top, … Continued
Goose Island Honkers Ale review Since Goose Island is a fairly new beer in Las Vegas, I figured I would do a review of the beers in the sampler pack I bought at the grocery store. This is what many would call a session beer, and according to the Goose Island website, was inspired by visits to English pubs. Even though these are called bitters, they are really just more … Continued
There will be a sake tasting on Wed. October 16 at 7PM. This event will feature a formal sake tasting at 7:30 with Eric Swanson, Director of Sake for at Wirtz Beverage and Jeffrey Kim, Manager of Shibuya Restaurant. Food will be provided by the Epicurean club. This promises to be a great event, so don’t miss out! You must be 21 to enter and cash only at the door.
If you happen to be in the Las Vegas area on October the 18th of 2013, that’s a Friday, there’s a great event happening that’s called the Rockstar Beer Festival which is also known as Rock and Brews Number Five which is for the UNLV Beverage Club but it’s also for beer lovers allover. This time it’s going to be bigger and badder because they’re going to the Hard Rock … Continued
Join the folks at the Freakin’ Frog on Sunday, September 15th from 7pm until this Danish Cask has no more. One of A Kind Beer Tasting This is a one of a kind beer that is so complex several beer styles wish to claim it: Some say it is a Double Brown Stout, others declare it an Imperial Porter, a Baltic Porter, an Export Stout, etc… We will call it an amazing alcoholic delight, and … Continued
This is a fine session beer to make for summer. It is low in alcohol at 3.4% ABV, but has plenty of malt taste and a nice hint of English hops. You could change the hops around to use what you have, but the beer will taste much more like an authentic session beer if you keep the earthy English hop profile. I tend to use dry yeast and the … Continued
I decided to do some vegetarian cooking with beer and since my friend David Fox is a vegan, I decided to dedicate this post to his insanity, errr, dedication! This is very simple and great for a weeknight. I have mentioned before that I love slow cookers and this vegan recipe takes advantage of that. You can modify this as you see fit, but don’t take out the beer! That … Continued
There’s nothing like a cold beer! Jon Griffin here, your professor at AskTheBeerGuy.com, with another quick beer update. As some of you may know, home brewing beer has not been legal in the United States forever. In fact, there are still some states, up until recently, which is what this podcast is about, that actually prohibited home brewing. It wasn’t until the Jimmy Carter administration legalized home brewing beer at … Continued
Many people don’t realize this but Belgium, like the rest of the world, is going through a renaissance in the beer world. Here is the Obscura beer review.