National Beer Day 2015 – Top 5 Craft Beers

Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit Oktoberfest

It’s National Beer Day, which means there’s no day better than today to try out a new brew! Unfortunately, with it falling on a Tuesday, that means many of the Northeast Breweries aren’t open. However many of these brews are still on tap elsewhere!

Here are some good Minneapolis/St. Paul Beer Places to go tonight!

Stanley’s NE
Happy Gnome

and without futher ado here is my list for National Beer Day:

Top 5 Craft Beers

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Pickled Pink in Portland- The Food Chronicles

Besaws Pickled

It all started at Fireside when I saw a “pickle plate” on the menu. Having a mother who cans her own pickles, I was often able to use the vinegar and dill soaked home made gold, as a bartering chip to secure my after bar popularity in college…thanks Rhonda!

Fireside Portland

However, when the plate arrived, it wasn’t pickles, but instead a variety of pickled objects…some of which we were unable to identify. From that point forward, we started to pay attention to the frequency in which “pickled” was on the menu. Which was more often than you’d think!

Fireside Pickle Plate Portland

Portland had some of the most unique food combinations I’ve ever had and I hope this blog inspires you to try some of these concoctions for yourself! Continue reading