Black is Beautiful Craft Beer Bread Recipe

Craft beer bread

Black is Beautiful, a beer recently featured on our podcast Beer Notes, is an Imperial stout with 10% ABV and flavors of dark chocolate and fudge. It’s the perfect ingredient for a homemade Black is Beautiful craft beer bread recipe that tastes as good as it smells. COVID has changed the way we shop, what […]

Beer Notes: Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful, an Imperial stout with 10% ABV and flavors of dark chocolate and fudge.  This week on Beer Notes, we are discussing this collaborative brewing effort to draw attention to social justice by breweries across the country. Previously on Beer Notes, we discussed the All Together IPA, the first collaboration to raise money […]

Beer Notes: Summer Beers

The days are longer, the beaches are open again, and summer approaches.  This week on Beer Notes, we are highlighting the summer beers produced here on the Shore. Craft beers full of flavor and lighter in color are popular as warm weather approaches.  Sours and fruited beers including the milkshake IPAs come into their own.  […]

Beer Notes: Covid Update

“Breweries Slightly More Optimistic, But Challenges Remain”* So begins Bart Watson’s new survey summary on the Brewers Association website.  This week on Beer Notes, we are reporting on more positive business projections from breweries as states start to reopen. The Brewers Association reported that 53% of breweries believed they would be out of business at […]

Beer Notes: Pretzels

Pretzels and a good craft beer. What an image this statement invokes.   This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring the origin of pretzels and why they go so well with our favorite local brews. The origin of pretzels are steeped in fable. * Some attribute** the invention of the pretzel to the Catholics who […]

Beer Notes: Great American Beer Festival

For all craft beer lovers out there, there is good news and bad news.  First the bad news:  The Great American Beer Festival will not take place this year “in the form that beer fans know and love.”*  This week on Beer Notes, we will be discussing the good news. Innovation has been the hallmark […]

Beer Notes: Craft Beer Exports

Small and independent American craft brewers are recognized as leaders in innovation and quality in what has become a global craft beer revolution.  So begins an article on the Brewers Association website.* This week on Beer Notes, we will discuss the US exportation of craft beer. The Brewers Association has an Export Development Program funded by […]

Beer Notes: Oktoberfest Cancelled

April 21, 2020 was a sad day for Lord Mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter.  It was the day he had to announce the cancellation of the largest folk festival in the world, Oktoberfest.   This week on Beer Notes, we are discussing how the Covid 19 pandemic has changed the landscape of 2020 and perhaps […]

Beer Notes: Beer Cocktails

What do you think when you hear, “Beer Cocktail?”  Craft beer purists may think that bartenders have too much time on their hands.  This week on Beer Notes, we may inform your opinion and  spark your imagination. Cocktail, as we use the word today is purely American in origin.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, […]

Beer Notes: Virtual Happy Hour

The end of the work week is approaching and who can tell?  No brewery outings, no pints of cold craft beer in hand while sidled up to the bar, chatting with friends and colleagues.   This week on Beer Notes, we are highlighting how the New York State Brewers Association’s is coming to the rescue […]

Beer Notes: Milkshake IPA

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What do you get when you add milk sugar and fruit to a New England or Hazy IPA?  This week on Beer Notes, we are discussing Milk Shake IPAs. It’s time to try a milkshake IPA if you haven’t already.  This style started in 2015 according to researchers quoted on VinePair and Hop Culture.  With […]

Beer Notes: Coronavirus

The Covid-19 Crisis is having a tragic impact on local craft breweries.  Today on Beer Notes, we are going to explore this impact and ways that we, as consumers, can help. The Brewers Association surveyed members and released the disturbing results on April 7th. According to the study, the average drop in onsite sales was […]