Author Archives: J

Reviewed: Gardening for the Homebrewer

Gardening for the Homebrewer By Wendy Tweten & Debbie Teashon Voyageur Press I’ve made frail attempts at gardening over the years, and in some cases, those attempts were pointed directly in the direction of my longtime homebrewing hobby. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Vertical Tasting: 5 years of Bigfoot

It took a while, but I finally piled up five vintages of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. Generous, I sidestepped pounding all five of these 9.6 percenters on my own by gathering up a gang of friends from my local homebrew club, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Successful Beer Blogger

I had an interesting day earlier this week. Actually, it was a series of interesting days. Actually, that series of interesting days was an intense couple of weeks. Along with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, Brewers Association CEO Bob Pease, … Continue reading

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I should drink in KC more often

In an absurd point of fact, I’ve lived about two and a half hours from Kansas City for nearly eight years but have only showed up a few times. Two of those were trips to the airport (which full-blown don’t … Continue reading

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Reviewed: A Visual Guide to Drink

A Visual Guide to Drink By Ben Gibson & Patrick Mulligan Avery Look, I got rid of my (really cool looking) coffee table for two reasons: 1) it was somewhat oversized for my current TV room, and 2) if there’s … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Cooking with Coffee

Cooking with Coffee By Brandi Evans Skyhorse Publishing If you like coffee like I like coffee, food blogger-turned-cookbook author Brandi Evans’ new book, Cooking with Coffee: Brewing up Sweet and Savory Everyday Dishes, might be for you. This offering lays out … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Beer, Food, and Flavor

Beer, Food, and Flavor By Schuyler Schultz Skyhorse Publishing If there are two things I love alongside my wife, two boys, dog, coffee, hiking, music, bacon, beer, traveling, and photography, they are beer and food, and Schuyler Schultz’s expanded second … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Praise the Pig

Praise the Pig By Jennifer L.S. Pearsall Skyhorse Publishing Though the title of the book is Praise the Pig, page 34 revealed that bacon blogger turned cookbook author Jennifer Pearsall isn’t a fan of the whole animal. While loin, shoulder, … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Beer Pairing

Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros By Julia Herz & Gwen Conley Voyageur Press A lot of books position themselves as the “essential guide” to this or that, and while some disappoint, the upcoming Voyageur Press offering … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Brew Better Beer

Brew Better Beer By Emma Christensen Ten Speed Press From the earliest days of my homebrewing obsession, I’ve constantly sought to brew better beer. To that end, I’ve read books, tasted beers, and asked a lot of questions. If you’re … Continue reading

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