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December 2015

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Christmas Cookies and Winter Beer: A Sugar Buzz Awaits

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas All!!!

Now that it is Christmas Day, you will have TONS of leftover homemade cookies for the next few days and what is a great way to GET THEM IN YOUR BELLY??  Wash them down with beer!

The holidays are that time when you…yes, even you…actually make desserts from scratch…you lazy bum.  Nothing is better than freshly made holiday cookies, cakes and pies.  Well…freshly made holiday cookies, cakes and pies that have been paired with beer!  So, I picked three beers that are super varied and three cookies that are divine right out of the oven. We all have different palates so, like most of my pairings, I pick what I like. If you happen to have a problem with an ingredient or beer or beer parent company or even the actual pairing itself…I really can’t help you.  Open your mind and try it and if you don’t like it…try it again! Make this the year you step outside of your comfort zone and try some new and different in beer and food…you’ll be pleasantly surprised…or not.

Note: I have never had any of the store-bought versions of the paired cookies below, only homemade ones, so I’m unsure how the store bought ones really rate. I’m just trying to be extra helpful for you folks that are oven-phobic.

Let’s get started!

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Cheers To The Winner of The Dogfish Head Giveaway!

December 9, 2015

Shannon from Warren, MI!

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Shannon, a converted IPA lover, and her fiancé are huge craft beer lovers who have never had the pleasure of tasting Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. They have toured many breweries all over the country and own almost 90 different growlers! Shannon will be surprising her fiancé with this delicious IPA in his groom’s gift at their upcoming nuptials.

Let’s all wish Shannon a big congratulations on winning the IPA and winning the heart of her beloved! 😉


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Thank you all for the overwhelming responses! Our team of folks went through each one…some where hilarious some were bland, some were straightforward, some were kinda sad…but ALL WERE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

So…for those of you that did not win this time…don’t be disheartened! Adventures ‘N Ales will periodically have giveaways and the next winner may be YOU! Stay tuned!

Cheers and Keep Drinking!

 

 

 

 

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Booze, Holiday Food and Candy Pairing: The Video

December 3, 2015

Here we go again…more shameless self promotion. Who else is disgusted?

This video is the remains from my WDIV “Live In The D” Black Friday segment. I went to the studio on a Monday to film and President Obama bumped me.

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Headed in the studio. I’m larger than life…in this picture.

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