This beer is decent, but not a favorite. It is an “old school” style Double IPA and pretty balanced with the malt. If you are tired of the big tropical IPA’s out there now, this is a good change of pace. This beer is a limited release – so if you are interested in trying it, get some soon!
This salad is super easy, fresh, and light. It is a great barbecue/picnic option if you don’t have a lot of time or cooking skill. You do need to plan ahead a bit though… it really is better after chilling a few hours with the dressing.
The original Stone Ruination was one of my favorites… I would order it whenever I saw it on draft in restaurants/bars. The new Stone Ruination “2.0” is pretty good, but I still miss the old version. The updated version seems very similar to other double IPA’s out right now and only vaguely reminds me of the original recipe. The new Ruination is more tropical due to the new hop mix and about the same level of alcohol.
It is nice to indulge a bit for a special occasion (Super Bowl, March Madness, block party, etc.) and party dips definitely fit the bill. This dip is flavorful, creamy, and packed with veggies!
Hash browns are definitely a weekend favorite of mine. Last Easter, I was looking for quiche recipes and came across one with a hash brown crust… perfect! Asparagus is one of the best spring veggies in my opinion, so that was a natural choice. And gruyere? Awesome in anything melt-y.
This doozy of a beer is very lovely to drink. I first had it on draft at Whole Foods then bought a bomber at a local market. It is very strong, so I usually switch to something else after just one, but it is definitely a beer I will buy again. I have only had this beer a few times ever, but it has definitely risen in my list of favorites.
The first sausage and peppers sandwich I can remember having was only a couple of years ago – in Raleigh. There was a little Italian place we would go sometimes for lunch… the combination of spicy, tangy, and a hint of sweet is so delicious. The flavors work very naturally for a hearty pasta dish.