Make Beer the Official State Drink of WA

Make Beer the Official State Drink of WA

My journey to becoming a die-hard beer lover was solidified three years ago when I moved to Seattle, WA. I’ve always enjoyed beer, having spent the first 31 years of my life in southern California followed by a short layover in the Bay Area. California is hardly a stranger to the craft beer scene and is solely to blame for my initial introduction. Washington State, however turned that hobby into a passion, resulting in my recent campaign to – “Make Beer The Official State Drink …

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Refractive Brewing – Black Rhodium Rye IPA

Refractive Brewing – Black Rhodium Rye IPA

Refractive Brewing is back with another home brew. As a huge fan of rye beers, I chose to go with a Black Rye IPA. The difficulty level is moderate for this brew.

As always when experimenting, I’m pleasantly surprised when a batch turns out well. You never know what to expect when you’re tweaking a recipe and working with new ingredients. Since this was the first time I brewed with rye, I asked the guy at my local home brew shop for some advice. He stated …

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Beer and Bites – Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Beer and Bites – Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Potatoes

This starchy food can be rather bland by itself, but due to the versatility of potatoes, there is no wrong way to serve them. Whether mashed, baked, served au gratin, eaten as chips, fries or even salad, the potato lends itself well to seasoning, spices and pairs with just about anything.

To create Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Potatoes is easy. Ingredients and prep time is minimal. Hardest and most time consuming part is hallowing out the potatoes.

Ingredients

Gold Potatoes
Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese
Bacon
Sour cream
Hot Sauce or Salsa (to mix with the …

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