Tagged: Food Pairings

9 Questions with Jim Koch, brewer and founder of Samuel Adams

We’re so excited about our most recent interview with Jim Koch – founder of Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams, and father of the American Craft Beer movement.

Quick history lesson – our country used to have many, many breweries that eventually faded away.

What else faded away? The types of beer they brewed.

What replaced them was a fairly homogenous, watered down beer, produced by large breweries.

Why do we call Jim Koch the father of the American Craft Beer movement? During the mid-1980’s, when imported beers were almost the only beer you could get outside of a macro-brew, Jim made and sold craft beer. Continue reading

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Eat + Drink This, Episode 1: Szechuan Peanuts + Meantime Coffee Porter

In addition to our normal stories and interviews we’ve decided to share something we’re obviously crazy about – food and drink pairings. We run a beer snack company that is dedicated to this concept, but to tell you the truth, we like all kinds of food & drink pairings – from cookies and milk to bourbon and BBQ.

We’re easing into this by discussing our own Szechuan Peanuts and pairing it with a beer we’re particularly fond of, Meantime Coffee Porter.

What inspired this pairing was actually an early morning of roasting our peanuts and drinking coffee. We thought, “damn, these Szechuan Peanuts go pretty well with coffee.” Not a complete shocker, but caught us off guard in the early morning hours. Continue reading