We had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Miller, Stillhouse’s 3rd generation master distiller, to explore their corn whiskey. In the process, we discovered the roots of America’s alcohol, the life of Chuck and the drink he’s created.
The 3rd Annual Beer Float Showdown, presented by FoodGPS.com, where five chefs are paired with five California breweries to create an original beer float wrapped up today. The judges were prominent beer and ice cream aficionados; the attendees. The competition included chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals and “Top Chef” with Tustin Brewery and Smog City Brewing Co. brewer/owner Jonathan Porter, chef CJ Jacobson of The Yard and “Top Chef” with Firestone Walker rep Jace Milstead, chef Laurent Quenioux of Vertical Wine Bistro and LQ@SK with Beachwood BBQ and Brewing brewmaster Julian Shrago, chefs Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy of The Oinkster and Maximiliano with Eagle Rock Brewery brewmaster Jeremy Raub and chef Thi Tran and Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen with Ladyface Ale Companie brewmaster Dave Griffiths and owner Cyrena Nouzille.
As LA Beer Week rolls along, it’s prominence to craft beer culture grows as international beer icons start making appearances in L.A. To be specific, we are talking about Bruno Reinders, the man behind the Belgium Lambic brew, Mort Subite. We had a chance to sit down with Bruno, so we sent Drink Eat Travel host Jace Milstead over to talk shop about his brew, his life, and how he ranks beers in his book.
Set in the ideal, end of the summer weather and the lush landscape of Temecula’s wine country, this year’s Ponte Winery’s 9th Annual Grape Stomp at Ponte Family Estate hosted a series of festivities to kick off the 2011 harvest. From the grape stomping competition to the gourmet dinner, patrons enjoyed an evening of excitement and satisfied bellies.
Boston Beer Co.’s philanthropy program, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream® Experienceship, has got it’s first winners. They announced on Sunday during Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO that San Francisco’s Jim Woods, of MateVeza, and the duo from NY’s Roc Brewing Co., Chris Spinelli and Jon Meryine, have been given the chance to check out the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and soak-up all the info about brews and business that they can.