Weekend Drinking Assignment: Stay Warm Like A Czar With Russian Imperial Stout

Dark, hoppy and strong brews for a chilly weekend
Jan 10, 2014 3:00 pm
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It’s generally unpleasant outside and while spring may be just a mere two months away, these are the dark days of winter. You need a beer that will warm you up. Here are five Russian Imperial Stouts that you’ll likely be able to find at your local specialty store. I suggest pairing them with cheese and perhaps a cigar, as both the the dark fruit flavors and roastiness match up perfectly. Let’s toast to the perfect winter beer.

Chocolate Stout Pudding Recipe

You can have your stout and eat it too
Oct 4, 2013 3:00 pm
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Photo: Lisa Cohen

One of the great things about drinking at a real pub — gastro or otherwise — is that the food will be perfect for whatever's in your pint glass. That's why we're loving cookbook author Rachael Lane's Great Pub Food, a tome packed with all things beefy, cheesy, fried, salty and otherwise perfect for the bar-frequenter. When it's time for dessert, reach for the stout. This chocolate stout pudding recipe is no Snack Pack.

This Chart Breaks Down Why You Need A Coffee Stout Right Now

Like you need an infographic to crack open a beer
Aug 22, 2013 11:00 am

We've been pretty into coffee beers ever since our beer writer enlightened us with 10 spectacular ones and one very good point: a beer with two buzzes is a beer we should all be drinking. Enter I ♥ Coffee, a Japanese blog about hearting American coffee, heavy on the infographics. Here's all you need to know.

Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Ready for the manliest ice cream sandwich, ever?
Jun 20, 2013 4:31 pm
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Ice cream sandwich season! That was us screaming for ice cream. Tessa Arias' handy new guide to every kind of ice cream sandwich, made with every kind of cookie, brownie and bar imaginable, will fuel us well into the fall. Next up, the classic stout beer and chocolate pairing make a great frozen dessert. 

5 Great American Stouts For A Craftier St. Patrick's Day

Scouting out stouts beyond that pint of Guinness
Mar 13, 2013 1:01 pm

The common misconception is that all stouts are heavy because of their dark appearance. Stout beer is typically low in alcohol, extremely drinkable and served through a nitrogen (nitro) tap, which gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. There are many worthy examples of Irish-inspired stout made right here in the U.S. Here are our top five to look out for this Saint Patrick’s Day.

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Guinness

Fun Guinness facts straight from the tap. Sláinte!
Mar 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Before it became the signature beverage of drunken parades and fraternity parties everywhere, Guinness was a community-minded company championing human rights causes and saving Irish architectural landmarks. Here are 11 things about Guinness that will probably make you say, Hmm, I didn't know that!

Getting To Know Oyster Stout, A Beer Made With Oysters

We put 6 oyster stouts to the taste test
Dec 27, 2012 3:01 pm

Chocolate in beer simply makes sense — especially in rich, heavy stouts and porters that already taste something like a liquid brownie. And cherries in a sour beer is a tart and summery idea — a perfect marriage. Even yerba mate, that bitter tea-like herb of Argentina, is a sensible fit in an IPA. But just what was the brewer was thinking who first put oysters into a vat of boiling brew?

Guinness-Dijon Marinade Recipe

An easy mustard and beer marinade recipe for steak
May 23, 2012 1:01 pm
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Photo: Mark Shaw

There's no need to overcomplicate marinades. You simply need a tenderizing agent, which can definitely multi-task as a flavoring agent. That's right, Guinness is a double agent. And it also loves mustard. Two cats out of the bag right there. 


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