Dave Richmond has combined his work with his love of beer for more than eight years with the Madrigrano families, and is now Global Brands Manager at Beer Capitol Distributing-Lake Country in Sussex. In his position, Dave is responsible for coordinating the marketing and merchandising programs for all the Global brands. The beer products featured in his blog are primarily those distributed but not limited to by Beer Capitol Distributing Lake Country.
With the un-official beginning of summer being marked with the Memorial Day weekend, we can look forward to the warm days. Of course with the weather we are having it is hard to tell if it is summer or fall. Anyway here are some interesting choices for summer beers if you are looking to be summer like:
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the National Craft Brewer's Conference in Boston. It was a collection of brewers, beer wholesalers, brewery reps, beer writers beer product suppliers(wheat,hops,containers,yeast). It was a great opportunity to be with other beer people to discuss the issues of the industry.
Hopefully Saturday's snow was the last of the winter season so that we can move on to Spring. I want to mention a new beer from Leinenkugel's that was introduced in March. It is their newest year round style-Classic Amber. It is an all-malt amber lager. It is brewed with Pale,Munich and firekilned Caramel 60 malts and balacned by a citrus hop complexity. Some food pairings to try with this new beer are venison, veal tenderloin, a grilled porterhouse steak or a sharp cheddar cheeseburger. I encourage you to try the new Classic Amber from Leinenkugel's and let me know what food pairings that you come up with for this beer.
While parades, corned beef and cabbage, and lucky four leafed clovers are what typically come to mind this time of year, St. Patrick's Day celebrations would not be complete without delicious stout beer.
Another Valentine's Day will be upon us shortly. But no matter what you're got planned – whether it’s an exciting night out or a delicious, intimate home-cooked meal – beer can play a part in your Valentine’s Day festivities. Here are a few ideas.
Red Beer and Red Roses
You may already have plans to get your better half a boutique of long-stemmed, beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day – but that doesn’t mean you should stop there. Expand on the color theme of your gift by adding a six-pack or two of some great red beers. Some of your options include Leinenkugel Red or George Killian's Irish Red
Beer and Chocolate – Obvious and Irresistible
Many of the natural complexities of full-bodied beers are echoed in rich, flavored chocolates and vice versa. Much like how dark-roasted coffees and chocolates pair well, the roasted malt flavor of stouts and porters parallel the deep tones of dark chocolate, a known aphrodisiac. For a great gift, combine a few varieties of Godiva or Ghirardelli chocolate in a basket with and a six-pack of Bell’s Java Stout. Other options to pair with chocolate include Beamish Irish Stout and Negra Modelo.