October is the season for Homecoming. Cooler weather, football and going “back to school.” For the first time in over a decade, I took this to heart. My college invited me back to campus to conduct mock interviews and give a talk on what I do in my professional life. So much has changed since … More A Beer Road Trip: Alma, Michigan
This summer, a bizarre (but genius!) trend took the internet and all of the “basics” by storm – Rose wine gummy bears. The waitlist climbed to nearly 20,000 people! While this is insanity, I had to try them. And they were delicious… Of course, this got me thinking. Can’t you make a gummy with any … More Cooking with Beer: Chocolate Stout Gummy Bears
As summer comes to a close, I often find myself running in the evenings. Note I do not say that I have been running far, or fast, just often… This seems to be the rhythm that I have fallen into for the past 3 years anyhow – running in the late summer and into fall … More Life Lessons Learned while Running for Beer
My favorite part of the summer is decompressing on weekends at the beach with friends. Our beach game is strong, there are flash tats, some amazing eats including my favorite shrimp, mango and avocado salad, a private beach and matching blankets. While I flew a bit under the radar last summer as the new girl in … More (Mexican) Cake by the Ocean and other adventures in Craft Beer out East
Why oh why do so many delicious, high octane beers come in large format (750 ml, wine bottle sized) bottles?? Opening one of these on your own is NOT advised – whether it be because you’re going to waste unconsumed beer or that you’ll regret it the next morning. It is advised that you share … More Birthday Bottle Share
Last weekend, my dad came to visit me in NYC and, although he visits regularly, he hasn’t met many of my friends! Time to remedy the situation with a cookout at one of my favorite places – Brooklyn Bridge Park – and with some of my favorite people. But what to serve? Serious food and beer … More Cooking with Beer: Sunsets and Sculpin
There are annually occurring events that get me allllllllll excited each year – Season kickoff of University of Michigan Football, the Tory Burch sample sale and the yearly release of Parabola – a limited and delicious barrel-aged imperial stout from Firestone Walker. While chasing beers – running around town to find something the day it comes … More Chasing Beer: Parabola Night!
It’s widely accepted by all beer lovers that one of the most amazing things about beer is the HUGE variety of flavors. Even a beer novice can appreciated that an IPA tastes, looks, smells, feels, nothing like a stout. What I’m most excited about lately is the variations amongst stouts and porters! While I love … More Trend Spotting: What’s in my Beer and How Did it Get There???
Sometimes, life gets the best of you. With traveling every weekend and a particularly busy time of year in both work and volunteer lives, I haven’t had a moment to write! That doesn’t mean that I haven’t had a moment to have some amazing beer experiences though… It’s all about work/life balance, right? If truly … More What I’ve been drinking… Did you miss me?
Those of you who know me know that I love few things in life, but those that I love, I love fiercely! Two of the things on that list are craft beer (things you know from reading this site!) and the New York Junior League. The NYJL is a group of nearly 3,000 women who … More Success at the NYJL Tasting!