I Tried It: Beer, (Veggie) Bacon, & Blue Cheese Potato Salad

You can get the entire Beeroness recipe here, but the main ingredients are (duh) bacon, red potatoes, blue cheese, and beer, specifically IPA. Since I had just gotten my Chicago beer supply restocked (and because I wanted an excuse to open it), I used Space Station Middle Finger from Three Floyds. And yes, I know, I know - Space Station Middle Finger is technically a Pale Ale, but c'mon.

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I Tried It: Beer Pairing by Julia Herz and Gwen Conley

Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros by Julia Herz and Gwen Conley is a book about, unsurprisingly, pairing beer and food. Beer Pairing walks its readers through the basics of beer, perception, and tasting, and then moves onto providing detailed instructions for which beers pair the best with which foods and why.

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I Tried It - Spent Grain Dog Treats

The recipe itself is super simple with only four basic ingredients: spent grain, flour, eggs, and peanut butter. One thing I love about the recipe is that I know exactly what goes into the treats I give my dogs and there’s not anything mysterious in them that can also be used in yoga mats or anything I can’t pronounce. 

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