Is it chelada or michelada? Doesn’t matter. It’s delicious!


Beer is something of a nostalgia. Beer is something I'll forever associate with college. For something like two decades, I stayed away from beer (mostly because I discovered wine) but, recently, with the introduction of fruit flavored beers, we've been kind of re-discovering beer and Speedy has been experimenting with beer cocktails. Since Mexican food and drinks are very … [Read more...]

Orange juice and beer


Yes, the title is correct. That mug contains a mixture of orange juice and beer. And although I admit that I balked at the thought for a few seconds, I told myself not to forget that very important lesson in the kitchen or elsewhere -- just because an idea sounds weird, it doesn't mean it won't result in something good. Well, the orange juice and beer idea turned out to be … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest is coming: let’s talk beer


Since that afternoon with Rogue Chipotle Ale and Arrogant Bastard Ale, we've been buying and sampling beers, Speedy and I. Our latest favorites are fruit-flavored beers. San Miguel's apple and lemon beer which appears on the background of the photo in the mozzarella-topped French fries recipe. Then, there are the fruit-flavored ales from the Australian company Bundaberg. … [Read more...]

An afternoon with Rogue Chipotle and Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale


I'm not a beer drinker. I was decades ago but, somehow, I lost my taste for beer after my college days. Just a couple of weeks ago when I went out with friends from law school and the night's drinks consisted of bottles of San Mig Light, I commented on how watery the beer was. Might be because Pale Pilsen was the standard when we were in college and light beer really IS … [Read more...]

Black and brown: root beer plus Guinness

Black and brown: root beer plus Guinness

An easy to mix drink using very cold root beer and Guinness. No ice. Plus how to minimize head formation. What's head formation? It's the froth that forms on top of the drink when it is poured produced by bubbles of carbon dioxide that climb up to the surface. You don't want that because more froth means less drink. … [Read more...]