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Day Ghost Japanese Rice Lager

日本語は下にあります A Day Ghost Japanese Rice Lager Meow Wolf and Marble Brewery collab beer at Meow Wolf Santa Fe. Meow Wolf is a giant art space, with tons of cool designs, including lots of 3d wall art, interactive musical instruments, and lots of psychedelic things to see. The beer itself is clear straw colored, with […]

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Jhett’s New Mexico Green Chile Recipe

With the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta now going in full swing, I’d like to share a recipe of the famous New Mexican food, green chile. Green Chile is a contentious point for many New Mexicans, because it simply different from other popular sauces in Mexican cuisine. In fact, this unique flavor has caused it to […]

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Gweilo Pale Ale

A gweilo beer 鬼佬啤酒 Pale Ale bought to go from Saigon Craft and enjoyed properly socially distanced. Saigon Craft is one of the original purveyors of craft beer in district 7, and have helped a lot of new beer companies sell their beverages to the diverse clientele of southern Saigon. Although I’ve only been there […]

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Beer is too hard? Brew Sake

Brewing beer takes a lot of time and effort cleaning, temperature control, filtering, aerating, and many more things make it an all day adventure. Sake is technically a beer, because rice is a grain, but instead of malting and kilning the grain like most beers, it uses the enzymatic processes of Koji to convert starches […]

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Cooking With Beer

I love beer. I love food. Therefore, combining the two seems like a match made in heaven, right? There are two ways beer can have a great impact on food. The first is to pair beer with food. This can seem daunting at first, because it requires some research, but it isn’t too hard to […]

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New Belgium 1554

Today, I’m writing about new Belgium 1554 Black Lager, formerly known as Enlightened Black Ale. Why is it called both an ale and a lager? The main reason is due to silly laws about alcohol in America. An ale is a beer that uses ale yeast, and subjected to higher fermentation temperature than a lager. […]

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New Belgium Sunshine

Today I am writing about a beer that really opened my eyes to the potential of American style wheat beers. Traditionally, wheat beers from Belgium and Germany, known as witbier and hefeweizen respectively, pack bold flavors and usually have a thick cloudiness in the beer. All styles of wheat beer will have a smooth, creamy […]

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Koji, my favorite mold

Today, I’d like to write a post about my favorite mold, Koji or Aspergillus oryzae. Koji is a mold that has been used by the Chinese for over 2,000 years and about 1,500 in Japan. In Chinese, it takes the name Qu麴 or QuJun 麴菌. Because Japanese is so much easier to pronounce, along with […]