Cider to the Rescue Recipes
Nov22

Cider to the Rescue Recipes

A few years ago on Thanksgiving Eve, I was prepping for my big Thanksgiving dinner and decided to get a few dishes out of the way so I wouldn’t feel stressed Thanksgiving morning. I baked pumpkin cake, threw together veggie dips, and whipped up cranberry sauce. But I managed to forget some ingredients for my cranberry sauce. The stores were closed and I had to utilize whatever I could find in my kitchen. So I grabbed an...

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Celiac Awareness Month
May15

Celiac Awareness Month

May marks Celiac Disease Awareness Month across the U.S., aiding support for celiacs and research for this disease. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, an estimate of 1 in 100 people worldwide are affected by celiac disease. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for...

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Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York
Nov15

Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York

Last weekend sadly marked the end of beer and cider festival season for me with the 2016 Great Beer Expo at Belmont Racetrack. My 8.5% maple pecan cider, #IPecantEven, was one of hundreds of beers, ciders, and wines at the festival. Come visit us today @grenadebrigade table @greatbeerexpo! Pouring 8.5% #IPecantEven in session 1. @billyburke12 #craft #supportcraftbeer #thebrewbabe #theoutcask #hardcider #handgrenadeslove...

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Busy Brewing
Jul07

Busy Brewing

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. I haven’t been outside the beer culture, in fact, I’ve been super busy at events and brewing this summer! I just finished “11:11,”  a dry-hopped cider that I brewed with citra hop leaves. I’ve brewed this type of cider before for the Great Beer Expo (Belmont) last November, but I made a no-no and didn’t write down the recipe. Although...

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Sip of Spring Beers at Belmont
Apr01

Sip of Spring Beers at Belmont

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the Spring Craft Beer Festival, taking place at Belmont Park Racetrack. I’m thrilled to announce that I will be pouring a spring cider during Session 1. Over 50 craft brewers will be attending, including new and award-winning breweries from near and far. Once again, my friend Jason Scott and I brewed something special together to celebrate a new season. Our “Crasy Lemonade” is...

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