Sausage Making with Fatted Calf

Written by jesse on May 22, 2012
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As long as man has been stuffing ground anonymous bits of pork into other unmentionable parts of the pig, he has also been pairing it with beer.   Beer and sausage are such a natural pairing that it’s the gold standard of baseball games and most Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” episodes.  We decided to up the ante a bit in the sausage and beer game, and paired up with Taylor of Fatted Calf to do it.

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Chef Brett Cooper + Farmhouse Pale

Written by jesse on October 17, 2011
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Chef Brett Cooper was nice enough to let us into his kitchen as he prepared a pairing to go with our Farmhouse Pale with Plums.  What he came up with was simply delicious: local black cod atop a mix of seasonal beans with a mushroom-umeboshi stock. Here is how he put the dish together:

Local black cod is seared, then moved to the oven to finish.

In another

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Blending & Bottling Summer 2010 Vintage

Written by jesse on June 2, 2011
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After years of work, paperwork and anticipation, it feels almost surreal to type these words: Almanac Beer Co’s inaugural release is finally here. On June 30th, we’ll begin releasing 750ml bottles in the San Francisco Bay Area, and all of our hard work will be available on draught, in bottles and in your glass. Here’s how we got there.

After 11 months of aging in red wine barrels, our beer was ready for blending. We pulled samples from every

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