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.
Welcome to Milwaukee Beer Week. The good people at Beechwood Distributing and TAP Milwaukee have put together along with their great suppliers a great week of craft and import beer throughout the area. There are events from Thursday April 28th thru May 8th at various stores and bars/restaurants sampling out some of the great beers from around the world. If you are a beer nut or just plain want to try some new beers, this is the week for you. Check TAP Milwaukee for more information and do not miss your chance to sample some new brews.
My favorite holiday is this week and I look forward in taking part. St Patty's Day brings out the irish in everyone and this week will be no different. What are your plans to celebrate? Where will you enjoy the festivities and what food will you enjoy? Let me know your favorite spots to celebrate and with whom you celebrate and I will put into a future post.
As everyone continues to get themselves unburied from the snow, a couple of questions for everyone. What food and beer pairings is everyone putting together for their parties?
Next week it is American Craft Beer Week across the US. It is a national celebration across the US with events at breweries. It is a growing celebration of all that is craft beers here in the U.S. On a national basis craft beers were up 7% in 2009 vs 2008. The numbers were even higher here in Wisconsin.( Detailed numbers are being released next week)
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.
As everyone continues to face this brutal cold spell I thought I would give everyone some choices for beer selections this weekend for the continuation of the NFL playoffs.
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.