Gussy up for a fruit and hops hootenanny

Gussy up for a fruit and hops hootenanny

She’s Crafty is a regular guest column by Amy Peiffer. There was a time when, if asked to mix fruit and beer, I would’ve given you the same perplexed grimace with which I initially approached coleslaw on top of my pulled pork sandwiches – a culinary gesture, by the way, that is nothing short of amazing. Fruit, however, is one of the oldest additives to beer, used to enhance the flavor and complexity of the brew. It is either added...

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Craft beer runs through her veins

Craft beer runs through her veins

She’s Crafty is a regular guest column by Amy Peiffer. Just as the Bakers of the world can trace the etymology of their surname far enough back to discover their ancestors were once, well, bakers, my maiden surname says a lot about my lineage – Pivarnick. What’s so special about that, 99.98 percent of you may ask? Pivarnick, a variation no one has yet explained to me on my relatives’ family name, Pivarnik. Or Pivornik....

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