Holiday Beers

'Tis the season! Sure, you can have some Egg Nog, but with all of the Holiday-themed beers all over the place this time of year why not grab a brew? But where do you start? Here's a short list of beers that are available in the Dayton area that are sure to give you a festive attitude (but hopefully not too festive, if you know what I mean). Each has a link to either a written or video review of the beer. Happy Holidays!   Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Sierra Navada‘s Celebration Ale is an american IPA brewed with fresh hops, meaning that the hops were used in the brewing … [Read more...]

Aging Beer Like Fine Wine

Have you ever had a Bud or a Miller that was just a little bit too old? Perhaps someone left it in the garage during a party in the Spring, and you forgot all about it until well after Summer was over. You thought "Oh, what the heck" and cracked it open to see how it tastes. Uh oh. If you've done something like this, then you are probably scarred for life. The thought of aging beer may sound like a one-way ticket to Skunksville. However, you may be surprised to know beers, like wine, can actually mature for months, years, and even decades. You might even find the occasional bottle that … [Read more...]

Savona to host Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner

Reservations are now being accepted for a unique dining event at Savona Restaurant and Wine Bar to be held on Thurs, March 24th starting at 6:30pm,  featuring beers from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company from Chico, California.  Chef Trevor Sutherland has paired each beer with each of the 4 food courses.  Menu is as follows: 1st course: Kellerweis steamed mussels /brie cheese / crispy prosciutto Served with: Kellerweis-one of the only American Hefeweizens made using the traditional Bavarian style of open fermentation. 2nd course: Braised pork belly/ hydro Bibb lettuce / horseradish pale … [Read more...]