Spring’s here! And so are your array of poolside beverages like the seasonal Abita — a strawberry harvest lager that’s not too sweet, not too dry. Light and fruity, this one sells fast!
With a family brewing history that dates back to 1800, brew master and owner, Dennis Wehrman, founded Franconia Brewery in McKinney, Texas as a way to channel his German influence and carry on over two centuries of tradition!
I stopped in at H-E-B Bunker Hill to visit with Sean Ballesteros, the resident wine manager and beer expert to talk gluten-free beer — and brands (even some local) you should keep an eye out for!
Did you know that one percent of Americans are gluten-intolerant? The good news is that there are more options now for gluten-free products than ever before, including gluten-free beer! In these beverages, barley malt is substituted for traditional ingredients traditionally like wheat, barley and rye.
My good friends at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort invite you to join them for an evening of yummy eats, perfectly paired with favorites from the Chimay and Schneider Weisse breweries – Thursday, December 13th!
Cooler weather and even cooler brews in hand! My beer baron, Sean Ballesteron, broke down which seasonal beers you should be vying for in stores:
Don’t let a quirky name like ‘Dogfish Head’ turn you away from this oft-celebrated craft brewery based out of Milton, Delaware. It’s “off-centerd stuff for off-centered people” slogan is actually dead on as far as taste and drinkability goes!
Yes you can! Grab a hearty can of Dale’s Pale Ale from the Oskar Blues Brewing Company and cheers to the one that started it all…America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer.
Craft beers continue to be all the rage, and make for “cool” companions when hanging out on the beach. Lagers whose backgrounds are as versatile as the beers they produce.
My sommelier Matt didn’t have to sell me on the 12 pack offered by Full Sail of their Session Lager. In fact, it’s already been one of my ‘Beers of the Month’ here on Goodtaste! It’s an All-American lager; blonde and super smooth. Expect the price point on these to be between $11-13 for the pack.
I had the incredible pleasure of previewing a wonderful beer dinner featuring Alaskan Brewery beers and Sharky’s American Grill on Eldridge Pkwy in Houston.
It’s tough to make everyone happy…ESPECIALLY when it comes to choosing the right beer for your particular palate. Light to dark on the malt scale determines the bulk of your preference, because it ultimately determines what you desire in taste.
They’ve finally made a believer out of me! For the past few years my beer drinking friends have tried to convince me that beer can pair with food just as well as wine.
Tired of the same old burger? Then check out these healthy, delicious new salmon burgers from H-E-B. Talk about good taste – Italian Bruschetta Burgers with Tomatoes and Parmesan, Fiesta Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers chock-full of zesty spice and rich cheese…
As you know, I love a good glass of wine. But in the summer, sometimes an iced-cold beer is best. Matt Wheeler, the Sommelier at the H-E-B Bunker Hill, has some suggestions on finding a beer to beat the heat. Alamo Golden Ale is a smooth beer.